Went back to re-read the article because I thought I'd missed a building ready to collapse.
These were the violations:
The charges that sent Salman to jail were a result of that raid – ranging from not posting exit lights above their doors – to not having handicap ramps or handicap parking.
And the reason sited for the beginning of the bug tussle was:
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.
I didn't see any mention about neighbors complaining about the group meeting. So it seems to have started with the "ordained pastor" complaining to the city about the "bible study" group meeting. Turf war?
I am so sick and tired of religious zealots trying to turn this into a religious issue when it's anything but. Faith is not a "get out of jail" free card.
It seems some people really really want this to be about religion when it clearly isn`t. It is about a guy refusing to follow city codes.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
What a hypocrite.
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man