FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Slapstick comedian Sarah Silverman made a name to her Twitter followers Monday to buy Fresno’s Tower Theatre – in response to Journey Church’s ongoing drive to buy the location.
In her submit on Twitter, Silverman wrote that “an anti-LGBT church Journey Church is attempting to purchase the Tower Theatre in probably the most LGBT pleasant space of Fresno.”
Among the many Twitter handles included in her submit have been these of Chelsea Handler and Neil Patrick Harris.
Journey Church continues to be within the course of of shopping for the Tower Theatre, the identical location the church is renting to carry in-person companies.
Following pushback from the Tower District group over the sale, Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer proposed a long-term lease settlement with the Metropolis of Fresno to make use of the Fresno Memorial Auditorium with the situation the church wouldn’t purchase the Tower Theatre.
The pastor of Journey Church rejected the town’s provide, stating that it doesn’t match the church’s wants.