Skip to comments.Fined Church Cited Again
Posted on 12/12/2012 10:15:23 AM PST by MA~Bear
Police interrupted a church service Sunday morning when neighbors called about noise--again.
Just last week Rehoboth United Assemblies Church was fined $700 for noise citations. At that time, church leaders said they would monitor the noise during their worship.
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This is totally ridiculous, the church was there for 30 years and then built crappy townhouses almost on top of the church. It is the town fault for allowing them to be built, and the developer for using substandard material. A little soundproofing would of gone a long way. I think I will send a donation, to help pay their fines, it is a matter of principle. Where is the ACLU in this matter?
If your interested in doing so here is the address. Rehoboth United Assemblies Church 611 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
I do not know anyone in the church but find this totally frustrating.
Personally I rather enjoy stopping at the gas station on Sunday mornings and hearing the Assembly of God making a Joyful Noise next door.
Buy a townhome next to a Church and SHOCKINGLY find out that on Sunday morning there’s like... lots of people, singing and praying. I know, it’s just CRAZY to think such a thing could occur.
One of the replies:
10:29 am on Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ken, the church in question has been in the same location for 30 years... The “townhomes” built around the area, one being within 20 ft. of the church, clearly not as long maybe in the last 1-3 yrs.? So when you buy next to a CHURCH what were you expecting during services no sound at all?”
That’s enough for me. They shouldn’t be fined at all. This is an overreach of the law, period.
It’s like building a house across from a farm and then start complaining about having to smell pig sh*t.
Building homes in the country next to a 100 year old gun range, then using liberals and lawyers to shut the range down.
agreed. this is what is so stupid about the “law”.
we should have free choice. if you don’t like it, don’t move in next door.
only an idiot could defend this type of behavior.
this is like a city condemning your property so they can use it to give it to someone else so they can get more “tax” money.
the whole concept is contrary to freedom.
thanks for your post, appreciate it.
As opposed to that God awful call to prayer that Nobama thinks is a beautiful sound.
This is not unlike how they decided to build airports for places like Pittsburgh and Toledo way out in the boonies west of town, only to have developers move in and put up new housing next door to them, creating a bunch of new neighbors who began criping about the noise.
When we complained about it to Dad (a former Navy pilot in World War II) he told us curtly "Get used to it. That's the sound of freedom and a paycheck for most of your neighbors. I picked this neighborhood because it has great schools. Someday, you'll appreciate it."
Dad was right.