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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.
    No, not here. You have Arizona confused with Florida.

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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.
    There has been very little about this in the mainstream media. It's not a big deal here. Even Arizona's right wing religious fanatics have largely ignored the issue. I mean you can only have so much fanaticism in the news before even the nutters ignore it.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yeah - that's pathetically extreme and so ridiculously stupid. . .jailtime. A fine would have been sufficient.
    Not for a dickwit who has continued to ignore the court.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    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.
    Obviously you weren't saved, you heathen bastard. They should have prayed louder.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    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.
    pull your panties back up
    that question was prompted by some earlier posts from members who seem to side with the other residents only because of the abundance of cars and non-residents appearing in their community once a week
    was trying to see if anyone was going to oppose someone hosting such a gathering on their own property - for whatever reason - only due to the increased traffic
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    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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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    For building code violations? Awesome.
    For repeated violations for over 5 years? Absolutely. When you're told to stop and you refuse to do so, clearly the fines aren't working and you need to move up to something stronger.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Seems there's more to it than mentioned in the OP:
    From The Arizona Republic

    Phoenix preacher jailed in zoning dispute
    Officials: Issue isn't religion, it's safety

    The story is shocking on its face: a Phoenix man sentenced to 60 days in prison for holding Bible studies in his home for family and friends.

    But Phoenix prosecutors, neighbors and a handful of judges have all agreed that the services he held were not just for family and friends -- they were for dozens of congregants at the Harvest Christian Community Church, and his sentence had nothing to do with what was going on inside the building. However, it had everything to do with the size of the structure and its lack of exit signs, fire sprinklers and doors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    For repeated violations for over 5 years? Absolutely. When you're told to stop and you refuse to do so, clearly the fines aren't working and you need to move up to something stronger.
    Everyone should ignore retarded codes that violate our rights.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Everyone should ignore retarded codes that violate our rights.
    Which codes exactly were retarded and which rights were violated?
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