Mount Calvary Christian Center in Seattle Protests Marijuana Store

More than 100 people packed the sidewalk in front of Uncle Ike's Pot Shop. (Photo: KING)
More than 100 people packed the sidewalk in front of Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop.
(Photo: KING)

A church congregation that is just feet from Seattle’s second pot store took to the streets Sunday to protest its opening.

“We’ve done everything we can to let them know we’re not pleased with the absolute disrespect and disregard for the institute of church,” said Rev. Reggie C. Witherspoon, Sr., Pastor of Mount Calvary Christian Center. “You have 3 youth organizations within a stone’s throw and somehow they let these people do this. Shame on Seattle!”

More than 100 people packed the sidewalk in front of Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, which opened Tuesday. The protest prompted Seattle police to close off 23rd Ave. out of safety concerns.

At one point Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell took the bullhorn and spoke to the crowd.

“This was not supposed to happen,” he said. “The state has said a thousand feet from a park. A thousand feet from a licensed daycare center. A thousand feet from an arcade. So we are to believe we hold an arcade in a higher esteem than a sanctified church?”

He also expressed concern for the area’s youth.

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Source: KING 5 | Josh Green

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