MICHIGAN – Family says request to remove Virgin Mary statue from front yard is ‘an attack on our religion’
Family says request to remove Virgin Mary statue from front yard is ‘an attack on our religion’
Hope Schreiber, Writer
Yahoo Life Style
July 11, 2019
A Michigan family believes that they are being unfairly discriminated against by their homeowners association (HOA) for their faith.
The Samona family, who lives in Novi, Mich., is now considering taking legal action after the HOA requested they remove a Virgin Mary statue that has stood in their yard since 2003.The statue is more than just an ornament for the Samonas. According to the Detroit Free Press, every time a member of the family leaves their home in the Tollgate Woods neighborhood, they stop to pray to the statue, and when they return home, they stop again.On Tuesday, however, the family received a letter from Kramer-Triad Management Group, the managing agent for the Tollgate Homeowners Association, requesting that the family mow their grass, trim the weeds and remove six statues from their yard – including the one-foot tall Virgin Mary.”There is no doubt in my mind that this is an attack on our religion,” Joseph Samona, who lives at the home with his parents, told the Detroit Free Press. Read more: