This is an old story, I saw it some time ago in the paper but it was brought to attention online again recently. What do you think?
The short of the story is that a church was built in a residential area in Phoenix AZ & began ringing their bells like many churches do, on the hour & half-hour & at special events. Neighbors complained & the Bishop was arrested & found guilty. A local news station tested the noise & it only registered as loud as traffic (or less). The Bishop was found guilty. The last I remember reading about it was that the church was offering a compromise (cutting out the half-hour bells) but some residents still objected.There are several biased versions of the story but here is a link to a legitimate news outlet (though how unbiased I can't say). http://www.abc15.com/content/news/phoenixmetro/north/story/Phoenix-bishop-found-guilty-for-unreasonably-loud/Cf-4SwBd9E2R_qqibplslQ.cspx
Answer by nysa00 at 11:45 AM on Nov. 14, 2009
Here is another link about a lawsuit that came about as a result of the arrest & other complaints against other churches. They especially object to the fact that there is an exemption for the noise of ice cream trucks, but their religious worship can't get an exemption.
Answer by nysa00 at 11:58 AM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by whittear at 12:03 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 12:35 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
I love church bells! And that is ridiculous that they would arrest the Bishop people have nothing better to do with their lives?
Answer by iLove.nml at 12:46 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Let me stand outside your house and blow an air horn in your window on the hour & half-hour all freaken day long and see how long it takes you to complain to the cops. NO ONE should have to live under those conditions!!
Imagine being home sick or working second/third shift and your just trying to get a nights sleep and that was going one all the time!! Or, you a just had a baby and had been up all night and then the bells just don't let you have any peace!! Or, you just want your one year old to take a nap and they can't .... wake up people that is a classic case of disterbing the peace.... church or not!!!!
Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
I like church bells too but that is a bit excessive. I couldn't imagine trying to sell your house with that going on. Property values in that neighborhood must have taken a nose dive. No church should be dictating when you are allowed to sleep. Talk about being rude and inconsiderate. Sounds like they are not interested in loving thy neighbor.
Answer by Morgain at 1:41 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by nysa00 at 1:54 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:09 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
Well i guess the law was on the peoples side if the dud got arrested got it!
Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Nov. 14, 2009
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