When it comes to local politics, churches often stay on the sidelines. That was not the case in Allen Park where the city's two largest churches staged a "unity rally" in support of a tax increase request.

Allen Park is being overseen by an emergency manager for overspending — most notably on union contracts and a film studio deal that went bad.

The rally had the support of local government leaders and the city government's two largest unions. The video below shows highlights from the event, including the mayor's response when asked if the churches were overstepping their bounds.

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See also:

Tough Choices Ahead For Allen Park Emergency Manager

Union Contracts, Bad Investment Force State to Suggest Emergency Manager for Allen Park

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