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Property owner asks Verity Baptist Church to leave after pastor praises Orlando massacre

Property owner asks Verity Baptist Church to leave after pastor praises Orlando massacre

The property owner of a business park in Sacramento has asked a church to relocate after its pastor posted a video on YouTube praising the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting at a gay nightclub that left 49 victims dead.

Though Verity Baptist Church’s lease with Harsch Investment Properties doesn’t end until March 31, 2017, the company has asked the church to move immediately without any penalty for breaking the lease agreement, the company said in a statement.

“We have many places of worship and other religious organizations in the properties we manage. Like all our tenants,...

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