Some in Wells want church to leave

Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 14:29 - Written by By KATIERY WINFREY, KYTX CBS19

Some citizens in Wells want the Church of Wells to leave the city. It is an ongoing clash.

"We just want people to be saved," said Sean Morris, an elder in the church.

Jeffry Brotherton, who organized protests against the church, said that during a community event, church member targeted his 4-year-old daughter.

"My daughter is hurt, and all y’all want to do is go around and say you're preaching the word of God," he said.

He said church members went too far.

"They can't go around from town to town, telling children ... they're going to hell."

Morris said that's not what happened.

"A float came by with two young children. We didn't walk up to a child and say you are going to hell ... it happened to be a float came by and heard what he was preaching, and she got troubled."

A protest that took place on Saturday was supposed to give both sides a chance to talk to each another and lay out their differences.

Morris said, "There's nothing they can do physically emotionally mentally that would make us leave unless God told us to leave."

Brotherton said, "It hasn't come to a compromise. They're still trying to force their religion up on us."