Oakland Gospel Choir Faces $500 A Day Fine!
Readers, this church has been in the community 65 years, and the gentrifiers came in and attack it. Those who love Gospel music refer to it as “joyful noise” and it is anything but quiet. “The music of the church reveals the life of the church, the enthusiasm of the church,” said Michael Right, pastor at Solid Rock Baptist Church. But the City of Oakland has a different description of it, they’re calling it a “nuisance.”
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in West Oakland recently received a letter from the city threatening a $500 a day fine unless it toned down its choir practice. The letter states in part, “…this activity may constitute a public nuisance.