This is an interesting case. In Okemos, a town I lived in for 2 years as a child and then coached debate in for 3 years during college, there has been an ongoing battle over the Okemos Christian Center. They wanted to expand their facilities to add a 35,000 square foot school and the township said no. A Federal judge has just ruled in favor of the church on the basis of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which says that local land use regulations cannot impose a substantial burden on religious entities without a compelling government interest (a law I support). I think the judgement is correct, despite finding this group abhorrent. The Okemos Christian Center is explicitly reconstructionist church that regularly hosts wingnuts like Gary DeMar for speaking engagements. But regardless of my objection to their totalitarian philosophy, I think they have every right to build a school on property that they own.