For decades, this community has been prohibiting non-Christians from purchasing homes.
This is exactly the kind of thing that give Christians a bad name, Jesus would have never excluded people, we are to love and encourage not turn away. ( You Can Read It Here )
The town of Bay View established rules back in the 1940s that said if you wanted to own a home there, two requirements must be met: You have to be a Christian (and prove it with a letter from a pastor), and you have to be white. In the ‘50s, the town dropped the racist part, but has maintained that only Christians can live in there.
The small town's residents remain divided over the controversial bylaw which requires a statement of faith to purchase, or even inherit, property.