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What happens to you if you choose to take your own life? That has been a heated debate in religious communities for decades and it’s one that’s starting to change

Churches in Stark County recently hit by multiple teen suicides are rethinking their position along with other religious establishments across the country.

“It is a really difficult topic and it’s been really really hard on the people of our church and our community,” said Rev. Timothy Shaw at Perry Baptist Church in Stark Country. Perry High School is just a few miles down the road from his place of worship.

Church is a place where some teens like Ally Temsey have turned to for answers.

“It’s upsetting because you know we’re walking the halls with fewer and fewer students each day,” she said.

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LOCAL NEWS: Local Churches In Stark County Are Changing The Way They Think About Suicide  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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