Whoa whoa whoa! A man in AZ may go to jail for holding a bible study at home?

Have you ever thought that holding a bible study in your home could land you in jail?  I would have never thought such a thing was possible in this country.  Especially in a state like Arizona.  This is a state that is so freakin’ conservative, usually,that I, sometimes, wish I lived there!

As reported on Fox News

A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after he refused to stop hosting Bible studies in the privacy of his home – in violation of the city’s building code laws.

Michael Salman accused the city of cracking down on religious activities, but the city and the court said that’s not true. They said he was running his home like a church – but without the proper permits.

Salman was found guilty in Phoenix City Court of 67 code violations – and sentenced to 60 days in jail along with three years probation. He could be jailed as early as next week unless the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals grants an emergency injunction.
“They’re cracking down on religious activities and religious use,” Salman told Fox News Radio. “They’re attacking what I as a Christian do in the privacy of my home.”

If Mr. Salman is holding bible studies in his home and he’s popular enough to get a bunch of people there to learn from him, then good!  In fact, that’s great!  Where does the city get off telling this man he can’t practice his faith within his own home?  What makes the city think they have the right to do such a thing?  This is BS and I hope Mr. Salman beats this and keeps doing what he’s doing.


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