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Church vs. state
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The Fort Des Moines Church of Christ is suing the Iowa Civil Rights Commission to keep it from censoring church teaching on sexuality and forcing churches to open their bathrooms and showers to members of the opposite sex. The commission hasn't actually brought any such cases, but church officials say they are concerned about an official commission publication which indicates that religious exemptions to the state's civil rights law do not apply to church services that are open to the public.