The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Church of the Three Velvet Kings | Rising Stars | OZY

We’re in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward district on a dark and drizzly night, just down the street from the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, and across the way from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Through the rain a third church beckons, bright and welcoming — beckoning, in fact, with a neon sign that reads CHURCH. On the door hangs a metal plaque with a warning: No open or concealed Bibles allowed on the premises. Which is when you might do a double take and notice, beneath that kitschy neon CHURCH sign, smaller print that says “It’s a bar!”



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