Personally, I wouldn't have any more problem with that than I do the weekly extended-family get together my neighbors have. They can get pretty loud when they're barbecuing. :)
“Personally, I wouldn’t have any more problem with that than I do the weekly extended-family get together my neighbors have. They can get pretty loud when they’re barbecuing. :)”
If you do not feel that your neighbors are violating your right to the peaceful enjoyment of your home, then you are truly a saint, or your neighbors are. Others are not so fortunate. That’s why cities and states pass ordinances regulating activities that can disturb others.
If the city intended to actively discriminate against a Christian gathering, then they are in violation of the First Amendment. If they are trying to regulate a residential neighborhood for the benefit of ALL the neighbors, then they have a responsibility to act.
I own a small home-based business. I must obtain a city permit and if my business grows to the point that increased traffic becomes disturbing to my neighbors, I can be instructed to move the business to a commercial space. I have no problem with that and long for the day.