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Arizona homeowner in jail for hosting Bible study

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#16 Richteralan


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 20:22

He holds services three times per week... in a building permitted only for residential use. This is an issue of safety and 67 code violations.

If he wants a church, get the permits and build a church. If a pastor is holding service in a 2000 square foot building because he can't fit the people in his living room... that's a church.

If there was a fire and people died, people could have sued the city for knowingly allowing this to continue.

Thanks for backing my post up.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 20:31

I like what Robert Lyons said in the comments below, there's an example of someone looking at this sensibly. I encourage you guys to click the "full story" link and look, it's the first one below the story.

The guy had 67 violations, and I bet not a single one said "zomg we hate Christianity and nobody is allowed to have people over to study it". Fox News just wanted to skew the title and summary with emotionally-charged wording to make people think he was unfairly singled out for his religion.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 20:39

But FOX is fair and balanced, they would never do such a thing.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:39

good! enjoy prison!