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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Yeah, well, I got in trouble for keeping 12 cats in my home despite having a license for 12 cats issued by Animal Control. I was instead cited by Code Enforcement, guys with guns.

    And you know what? I was wrong (technically). I kissed ass and no charges were filed. This guy wasn't smart enough to give in and got slugged
    Salman’s incarceration is the result of a long-running feud between the ordained pastor and the city of Phoenix over weekly Bible studies that Salman and his wife hosted in their home. City officials determined that the weekly gatherings constituted a church – and therefore violated a number of code regulations.
    My cats were no more harmful than this sky god study course. However, that's the law - break it and suffer the consequences.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I want to know how many people, that is the key piece of information which is missing.
    Doesn't really matter. Read one that said around 40. Could see parking being an issue but thats something they could have worked out with him via carpool or what not.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Yeah, well, I got in trouble for keeping 12 cats in my home despite having a license for 12 cats issued by Animal Control. I was instead cited by Code Enforcement, guys with guns.

    And you know what? I was wrong (technically). I kissed ass and no charges were filed. This guy wasn't smart enough to give in and got slugged


    My cats were no more harmful than this sky god study course. However, that's the law - break it and suffer the consequences.
    That's an outrage! Every neighborhood needs 1 crazy cat lady.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    house-party with 45 people= okee dokee.

    religious meeting with 20 people= evil & illegal?

    hmmm...

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    The thread lost me at "Fox News.."

    But I'll come back later just to check to see how it's going.

    Who can resist watching a good car wreck? LOL!

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

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    Salman’s incarceration is the result of a long-running feud between the ordained pastor and the city of Phoenix over weekly Bible studies that Salman and his wife hosted in their home. City officials determined that the weekly gatherings constituted a church – and therefore violated a number of code regulations.
    Sounds like the city is just finding any loophole it can to **** this guy over, imo.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Doesn't really matter. Read one that said around 40. Could see parking being an issue but thats something they could have worked out with him via carpool or what not.
    No, it does matter. It's a residential area not zoned to handle traffic flow of business. If it's 10 people, I'd be hopping up and down saying it's a travesty. If they're trying to cram 50 people into a 3 bedroom ranch house in a cul de sac, the city may have a valid point. Don't try to pass over data in an attempt to skew perception to your side. Intelligent choices and actions can only be made when all data is present.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I want to know how many people, that is the key piece of information which is missing.
    So it is a popularity contest.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    So it is a popularity contest.
    No, it's called data collection. I fear perchance too few understand the necessity.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
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    Sounds like the city is just finding any loophole it can to **** this guy over, imo.
    I disagree with you on this one Lokiate. Let's go get a beer.

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