Houston lawyer Harry C. Arthur touched a nerve in one homeless man when Arthur filed a state court suit in November seeking to shut down a church-sponsored operation in downtown Houston that provides meals, counseling and laundry service for homeless people.

In Harry C. Arthur, et al. v. Christ Church Cathedral, et al., Arthur and The Marine Building, an office building Arthur owns, seek a permanent injunction to shut down The Beacon, the homeless center, on the ground it’s a “private nuisance.”