James Nichols, 31, is a convicted sex offender who can’t understand why he is isn’t allowed in church.
According to this story by the Associated Press, Nichols was arrested after attending a church in North Carolina that also contains a daycare center. North Carolina law states that sex offenders can not come within 300 feet of “any place intended primarily for the use, care or supervision of minors.”
Nichols is now challenging that law as it relates to churches, claiming that his ability to practice his faith is critical to his rehabilitation.
According to the AP article, Joseph Green, pastor of a church Nichols attended, had this to say "I told him as long as he’s honest with me, then we’re willing to embrace him and help him focus and get his life back on track."