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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Substitute Obama for black people holding black history month meetings...
    What black history month meetings? Dude - you're usually pretty good at comparisons but this is ridiculous. This was a guy trying to have a church at his house and violating city ordinances in doing so. That's it. It's clear cut. You don't need to make hyperbolic comparisons to get your point across. If he had complied with laws regarding such regularly held events (which I can assume include safety codes, noise laws, etc.) I'm sure the city would have let him have his way. However he didn't. In fact - he had 67 such violations.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    You never heard of Quanell X, have you?
    No, I hadn't, but he is the perfect person to compare this church group to ... Both seem to like the hyperbolic depiction of themselves as victims. Good choice. Hurts rather than helps the case of the persecuted pastor.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Sounds like a publicity stunt to me.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    No, I hadn't, but he is the perfect person to compare this church group to ... Both seem to like the hyperbolic depiction of themselves as victims. Good choice. Hurts rather than helps the case of the persecuted pastor.
    I'm just saying every group has their douchebags.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Only data I need is that people were assembling to exercise speaking on their religion. No other data required.
    The right to free speech does not mean you can have a couple dozen cars or more parked around the neighborhood for some event at your house. If all these guys walked, took a cab, carpooled, kept the noise,traffic and parked cars down to a minimum I do not think that homeowner would be in trouble. My right to keep and bear arms does not entitle me to shoot up the neighborhood, shoot a gun at 3AM, or try to intimidate people by pointing my weapon at them.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The right to free speech does not mean you can have a couple dozen cars or more parked around the neighborhood for some event at your house. If all these guys walked, took a cab, carpooled, kept the noise,traffic and parked cars down to a minimum I do not think that homeowner would be in trouble. My right to keep and bear arms does not entitle me to shoot up the neighborhood, shoot a gun at 3AM, or try to intimidate people by pointing my weapon at them.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    This is not the crazy cat lady thread.
    Sometimes I think every thread here at DP is a "crazy cat lady thread".
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Recipe for thread success here at DP

    50 cups Christianity
    1 dash Fox News
    19 quarts "slightly liberal" liberals

    simmer for several years

    stir with 67 oz big stick named "righteous code violations"

    yield: 1 serving of ridiculous hysteria
    Last edited by radcen; 07-10-12 at 10:47 PM.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Once again, you have proven yourself to be one of my favorite posters here at Debate Politics, to read.

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    He's just said he wouldn't point his weapon at anyone.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    67 code violations. Does it really matter? We are a nation of laws. Religious freedom does not trump the law of the land regardless if the offenders believe they answer to a higher power.

    67, count 'em, 67 violations. Really?!?!?
    Actually, yes, religious freedom does often trump "the law of the land"... when said "law of the land" is ill-conceived and incorrectly passed. Many Supreme Court decisions over time have confirmed this.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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