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The couple, whose names are being withheld until a demand letter can be filed on their behalf, told their attorney a county government employee knocked on their door on Good Friday, asking a litany of questions about their Tuesday night Bible studies, which are attended by approximately 15 people.

"Do you have a regular weekly meeting in your home? Do you sing? Do you say 'amen'?" the official reportedly asked. "Do you say, 'Praise the Lord'?"

The pastor's wife answered yes.

She says she was then told, however, that she must stop holding "religious assemblies" until she and her husband obtain a Major Use Permit from the county, a permit that often involves traffic and environmental studies, compliance with parking and sidewalk regulations and costs that top tens of thousands of dollars.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=...le&pageId=98895

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HAY, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE LEFT COAST. "THEY" LANDED THERE BACK IN SEPTEMBER OF 1981

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The only way to combat this idiocy is through the courts. That is unfortunate but since the bullies that are making the complaints about bible reading gatherings are using the law as their hammer, then the people need to defend themselves with the law.

They also need to make sure they are not being obnoxious with their bible studies activities (examples being overloading the parking in the area, too noisy, preaching out in their front yard or out in the street, littering, etc...).

Don't get me wrong. I feel that people should be able to have gatherings in their homes for any legal reason they like. However, if their intentions are to shove it in people's faces and they are distrubing the peace and quiet of the neighborhood and feel justified in doing so because they are spreading the word of the Lord, then trouble can arise out of that behavior.

If someone goes to prison for this activity then they either had incompetent or no legal council or they did things that caused upheaval in their neighborhood. A peaceful gathering of people reading and discussing the bible does not deserve to be shut down.

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I think you need to bust out the RED Bishop and start holding meetings on the lawn.

Exercise your first amendment.

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Exercise your first amendment

Ewww...Turn in your Super Hero tighties please.

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Hair - you know this-

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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So yeah - I'm thinking someone's First Amendment right have been stepped on and the courts have allowed this.

So get your locks cut Samson.

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So get your locks cut Samson

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Well if the "bishop" had something to say...you're right.

But you could be talking Lawn Porn...which is also protected.

BUT you can't yell "Fire" in a crowded theater.

This is how the 1st Amendment has gotten watered down by

people playing with their RED bishop and calling it free speech.

There is a reponsibility with the 2nd Amendment too....

Can't just go walking around pulling off rounds in the air.

It's usually some gun hater who says..."Why not? It's my

2nd Amendment right!"

This is usually the work of some commie crackpot bent on

hurting our rights , not strengthening them. wink.gif

But you are right to a certain degree...NOTED! smile.gif

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They're baaaack. ph34r.gif

60 days in prison...$12,180 fine for CODE violations for

hosting a Bible Study.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/...tudy-in-arizona

Hare, let me put you back on track. As always, your reporting lacks backup and the whole story - which is the meat and meaning of the story.

Here's the rest of the story (Cue Paul Harvey):

The reason they are going to prison is because they erected a 2,000 sq. ft. building on their property which broke every code in Phoenix. The owners refused to make a wrong a right. So, the "bible study" was more like a house of worship.

However, it's a good attempt by all who are even giving this story any legs to cry "religious foul". This story has nothing to do with religion.

Yet again, it takes a REAL reporter, Blight Reporter, to set the story straight.

You're Welcome!

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your reporting lacks backup and the whole story

Thanks Blightyo!

Christianity is still safe in america...Whew.

Oh...could you provide us a link about the 2,000 sq. ft. building

that is on their property?

Good day!

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The dude has pews, an altar built, and I'm sure takes donations. But, really that it isn't the crux. The problem is him. It's not a just a little get together with friends as he is claiming it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8QC9TBOFok

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I see what you mean Blighty....

Looks like a church to me.

But is it really causing that much trouble?

Nobody's even parking on the street..

He has some room to do this...It's quiet too.

Where do we draw the line on the USE of our property?

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