The Oasis of Truth church began meeting at Pastor Joe Sutherland's house in November and rotated homes several times a week for Bible study and fellowship.
A Gilbert code compliance officer hit the church with a violation notice after seeing a sign near a road advertising a Sunday service.
A zoning administrator told the church that Bible studies, church leadership meetings and fellowship activities are not permitted in private homes.
The Alliance Defense Fund's Doug Napier says no neighbors complained.
The Scottsdale-based group has filed an appeal with the town of Gilbert, contending its code violates the U.S. Constitution.
I think this is CRAZY! What say you?
Yes its Fox, but its an AP story.
Answer by momof030404 at 11:59 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
Answer by GoodMomma24-7 at 12:01 AM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by missbreezy214 at 12:07 AM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by 29again at 12:09 AM on Mar. 16, 2010
There will be much more of this sort of discrimination... It is very wrong, but wrong is accepted as right these days by way too many folks...
Answer by agentwanda at 12:11 AM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by jenellemarie at 2:08 AM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by sati769leigh at 6:03 AM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:11 AM on Mar. 16, 2010
I think thats as stupid as the lady that was given a huge fine for agreeing that some neighborhood kids could go to her home after school so they wouldnt be latchkey kids..It was a neighbor helping 4 other neighbors and they cited her for running a daycare. Even though they didnt pay her and she had 5 kids for about an hour before school and an hour after
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:54 AM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:38 AM on Mar. 16, 2010