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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    We have the data.
    And what be that? It ain't in the linked article. All they say is that it was held in an averaged sized building. Don't know what that building is or how many people were inside or the neighborhood the building was in, etc.
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    Sounds to me like the guy was arguing for 9 years with the worng people, and that he got what he deserved for ducking the laws governing such large meetings and churches.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    So, no is allowed to have 40 people over their house? Not trying to skew anything. Its a 1.5 acre property and he built a permitted "game room" converting his garage in the back yard to accommodate his group. Around 2000 sq ft. So again, if the guy was having 40 guys over his house to watch football every Sunday, this wouldn't be an issue. Or should they cite and fine for running a sports bar out of his house?
    I just had a brain storm. I'm gonna start me a church, use my street and possibly, my neighbor's yards for parking. I might even hold Bingo in the basement (offer free beer and brats) and maybe sell pull-tabs. We will all meet on Sunday and wednesday nights. Piss on my neighbors because I am on a mission for God. Piss on city codes too! We're having church here! NOBODY can stop God! Hallalujah, amen.

    And maybe, I can use my light bill, phone, water costs as a write-off because I now declare myself to be TAX-FREE!

    Brilliant!

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Difficult to find a report NOT being posted by religious groups.

    Did find where the Pastor is now on probation and limited to 12 people per service and he apparently had 50 in his backyard when cited. It apparently is rather routine. I live at the end of a dirt road to avoid this crap. To me it doesn't matter if it is weekly swinger parties, bikini model searches, or good ol' time religion, eventually it gets old. 50 people park cars on residential streets clogging them up. They make enough noise to raise the dead on my day of rest.

    Seems to me he is trying to run a business, a church, out of his house. 50 folks is one hellova Bible Study.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Difficult to find a report NOT being posted by religious groups.

    Did find where the Pastor is now on probation and limited to 12 people per service and he apparently had 50 in his backyard when cited. It apparently is rather routine. I live at the end of a dirt road to avoid this crap. To me it doesn't matter if it is weekly swinger parties, bikini model searches, or good ol' time religion, eventually it gets old. 50 people park cars on residential streets clogging them up. They make enough noise to raise the dead on my day of rest.

    Seems to me he is trying to run a business, a church, out of his house. 50 folks is one hellova Bible Study.
    50 folk is a lot of folk, but it can be excusable depending on location.
    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 notquiteright View Post
    Difficult to find a report NOT being posted by religious groups.

    Did find where the Pastor is now on probation and limited to 12 people per service and he apparently had 50 in his backyard when cited. It apparently is rather routine. I live at the end of a dirt road to avoid this crap. To me it doesn't matter if it is weekly swinger parties, bikini model searches, or good ol' time religion, eventually it gets old. 50 people park cars on residential streets clogging them up. They make enough noise to raise the dead on my day of rest.

    Seems to me he is trying to run a business, a church, out of his house. 50 folks is one hellova Bible Study.
    A church isn't considered a business.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    All the people comparing this to "having 40 guys over for football" or "weekly parties" are being hyperbolic at best. As if anybody here would put up with 40 individuals coming over on a weekly basis to just shoot the **** and hang back. He was running a church out of his house. It should be treated as a church and made to follow the same ordinances every other church has to.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I just had a brain storm. I'm gonna start me a church, use my street and possibly, my neighbor's yards for parking. I might even hold Bingo in the basement (offer free beer and brats) and maybe sell pull-tabs. We will all meet on Sunday and wednesday nights. Piss on my neighbors because I am on a mission for God. Piss on city codes too! We're having church here! NOBODY can stop God! Hallalujah, amen.

    And maybe, I can use my light bill, phone, water costs as a write-off because I now declare myself to be TAX-FREE!

    Brilliant!
    It's going to be a Rastafarian one right

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    It's going to be a Rastafarian one right
    Nope, One Piece themed.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    All the people comparing this to "having 40 guys over for football" or "weekly parties" are being hyperbolic at best. As if anybody here would put up with 40 individuals coming over on a weekly basis to just shoot the **** and hang back. He was running a church out of his house. It should be treated as a church and made to follow the same ordinances every other church has to.
    All the folks making this argument would be nuttin' up if this had been a NAACP meeting, or an Obama campaign meeting.

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