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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    What else would you expect from a city like Phoenix? It's in Arizona, before long, they'll start eating their own.
    Yeah, how dare they actually enforce the law!
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    How you guys manage with 50 sets of laws for 50 states?

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yeah, how dare they actually enforce the law!
    I think the law is totally correct. I just think it's ironic that this happens to be a situation where most religious right Republicans would be outraged over, but because they don't want AZ to appear any more nutty than it has in the recent past, they are inclined to go along with it. Some, of course, will see it as an attack on religion even though it's apparent that it's a violation of a residential code.



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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    but let's say his property was entirely within building code compliance
    would you still believe it right to disallow his Bible study groups because of the crowd of cars and people it attracted to the community?
    Okay - quit making **** up. They're not disallowing his bible studies. He can have them. He just can't ****ing violate the law 67 times.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    I think the law is totally correct. I just think it's ironic that this happens to be a situation where most religious right Republicans would be outraged over, but because they don't want AZ to appear any more nutty than it has in the recent past, they are inclined to go along with it. Some, of course, will see it as an attack on religion even though it's apparent that it's a violation of a residential code.
    It's a case where we have someone who is 100% in the wrong, has been violating the law for a long, long time now, and when he's finally carted off to jail, he plays the religion card in an attempt to justify his wrongful behavior. It doesn't matter what he was doing in his house. If it was a meeting of the NAACP, it wouldn't make it a racist matter, if he was meeting with a feminist group, it wouldn't make it a sexist matter, any more than it matters if he was holding a Bible study. It's not a religious matter, it's a BREAKING THE LAW MATTER!

    That's all it is, he did it willingly, he deserves to rot in jail for a while.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It's a case where we have someone who is 100% in the wrong, has been violating the law for a long, long time now, and when he's finally carted off to jail, he plays the religion card in an attempt to justify his wrongful behavior. It doesn't matter what he was doing in his house. If it was a meeting of the NAACP, it wouldn't make it a racist matter, if he was meeting with a feminist group, it wouldn't make it a sexist matter, any more than it matters if he was holding a Bible study. It's not a religious matter, it's a BREAKING THE LAW MATTER!

    That's all it is, he did it willingly, he deserves to rot in jail for a while.
    Did you read my response to your previous post? Obviously you didn't.

    I agree, although 60 days in jail would hardly cause anyone to rot.



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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    How you guys manage with 50 sets of laws for 50 states?
    An excellent question
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post

    That's all it is, he did it willingly, he deserves to rot in jail for a while.
    For building code violations? Awesome.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    For building code violations? Awesome.
    Yeah - that's pathetically extreme and so ridiculously stupid. . .jailtime. A fine would have been sufficient.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Well I hope it was the bastard that did church outside of his house with a megaphone behind my house when I lived in Phoenix. Just loved being woke up on my day off by the tinny sound of a megaphone screeching and spewing fire and brimstone sermons in Spanish with the volume as if he was standing IN my yard. It's such a wonderful way to wake up. Irritating ass.
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