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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    The article states 67 code violations but doesnt say what they were, without knowing what he was actually in violation of how can you take a side on the issue?
    Because it a polarized topic where people think it's about religion.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    The article states 67 code violations but doesnt say what they were, without knowing what he was actually in violation of how can you take a side on the issue?
    67 code violations. Does it really matter? We are a nation of laws. Religious freedom does not trump the law of the land regardless if the offenders believe they answer to a higher power.

    67, count 'em, 67 violations. Really?!?!?

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    That depends on who you ask....
    Or, someone could show where the law says that a church is a, "business".

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    50 folk is a lot of folk, but it can be excusable depending on location.
    I bet the law says that if the property is zoned residential, it cannot be used for church...
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    if your neighbors don't like the noise, what might they do about it?
    Spread gossip and rumors about how we're just stupid kids having the secks all over the place, most likely.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    67 code violations. Does it really matter? We are a nation of laws. Religious freedom does not trump the law of the land regardless if the offenders believe they answer to a higher power.

    67, count 'em, 67 violations. Really?!?!?
    No, our rights and liberties do certainly trump the law of the land (which is why we have trial by jury, it's supposed to be for jury nullification). If these people were in an area where 50 people could be supported without infringing upon the rights of others, then they need to be left alone and allowed their liberty. If they are not in said area, there are other concerns which must also be weighed.

    Though jail time regardless is right out. It's absurd to jail a man for something like this. If this were a true and reasonable violation, fines and community service would suffice.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I bet the law says that if the property is zoned residential, it cannot be used for church...
    Yeah, but government says a lot of things. Doesn't make what they say reasonable.
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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Whether or not it was a code violation is not the point in my mind. The fact that it is considered a code violation at all, and that it's lawful, is troubling.

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

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    Uh... no.....
    Uh...yeah...right!!!

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    Re: Homeowner Jailed for Hosting Bible Study

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Whether or not it was a code violation is not the point in my mind. The fact that it is considered a code violation at all, and that it's lawful, is troubling.
    It could, under certain circumstances, be reasonable.
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