What if your church is new hope?
The New Hope Church of God in Christ, which was founded in 1999, was founded to serve a specific demographic of Christians who identify as “new hope.”
It was built by an evangelist who grew up in an evangelical family and had studied at Harvard Divinity School.
The church has been in the news a few times since Trump’s election, including a lawsuit from the family of one of its leaders, where a judge ruled that Trump’s campaign statements were “hate speech.”
But it also attracted a lot of attention in 2017.
On Nov. 15, the church opened its doors to visitors.
“We are proud to be a church that welcomes people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions, political affiliations, and many more,” the church said in a statement at the time.
“The New Hope is open to everyone, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they worship.
We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.”
The church opened to the public in June.
The family of pastor Robert J. Smith has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., and other Trump supporters targeted him, his church, and others during the 2016 presidential election.
The lawsuit was filed in June by Smith’s wife, Maryanne, and two other women who claim they were targeted by Trump supporters at the church.
In an affidavit, the women said they were at the New Hope church at the beginning of the night of November 8, 2016, and were approached by two men who asked them to remove their shirts and hats.
Maryanne Smith said that they were asked to stand at attention while they spoke with Trump supporters.
She said she was asked to turn over a Bible.
Smith said the men left and the women went back to the church and sat in silence for about 45 minutes.
The next day, Smith said, he received a phone call that a Trump supporter had been arrested for harassment.
Smith told The Washington Post that the men who called him had threatened him, called him a liar, and had told him that his church was a hate group.
Trump denied the claims.
Smith says that after Trump won the election, he saw a video of the church’s founder, Rev. John Paul Jones, and that the Trump campaign began targeting the church to try to discredit it.
Jones is an African American who has previously been accused of racially charged comments, including in 2016 when he was quoted as saying that white people are “trying to kill us.”
He also has been accused by multiple women of making sexual advances toward them when they were teenagers, although he denies that.
The woman in the lawsuit claims that after her church received a threat in the fall of 2016, Smith called her and told her that she was being targeted for “political reasons” and that she needed to stop attending church.
Smith denied that he was making sexual threats, but he did say that he believed the threats were a result of Trump’s racism.
Smith resigned from the church in December 2016.
In his resignation letter, Smith wrote that he had “deep concerns about how [the threats] were handled and the effect on our church community.”
He went on to say that, “It is not my place to comment on the motivations of the alleged perpetrators.
It is my obligation to my congregation and to the broader community as a whole to seek out opportunities to learn from the past, learn from those who have experienced hate, and to work to protect others from the same.”
The lawsuit has not yet been filed in court, and Trump did not respond to requests for comment.
The New York Times reported that the church was receiving complaints about the church from people who were offended by the church “making jokes about lynching, saying they should be lynched, and joking about white supremacists.
People said they thought it was racist and that they should not attend the church.”
“This is a very big deal.
This is going to be the last place I’m going to do a sermon,” Smith told the Times.
Smith also told the paper that he plans to seek an injunction from the court to stop Trump’s efforts to intimidate the church, a move that would prevent the church for the next three years from having a place of worship.
Smith’s lawyer, John Bennett, told the New York Post that Smith’s resignation letter is not enough to protect him from a possible lawsuit.
Bennett said that Smith “will not back down” on his religion because he believes Trump and the people who supported him “will destroy our country.”
Bennett said he would file a motion for summary judgment in the case, which could be used by the Trump administration to try and prevent the congregation from having access to the facilities and services of the New America church.
Trump’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TIME.