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To: Leonard210
Your question is rhetorical but does it envision dozens of cars coming in and out of a residential area to attend a weekly rap music clinic conducted in a private home?

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. :)

18 posted on 03/31/2010 10:06:23 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MEGoody

“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.


19 posted on 03/31/2010 10:30:54 AM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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