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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:12 AM
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52. I do now and have always supported complying with laws
You would know that, if you have ever read anything I've written about it.
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  -Couple Threatened With $500-Per-Meeting Fines For Home Bible Study The Straight Story  Sep-22-11 08:33 AM   #0 
  - Isn't Freedom of Assembly  CanonRay   Sep-22-11 08:35 AM   #1 
  - As usual, there's a bit more to the story.  trotsky   Sep-22-11 08:47 AM   #14 
     - perhaps the city should go after them on the parking issue  KurtNYC   Sep-22-11 08:58 AM   #31 
     - They probably used whatever ordinance was handy.  trotsky   Sep-22-11 09:12 AM   #50 
     - Do you believe in zoning ordinances?  Bandit   Sep-22-11 09:52 AM   #69 
     - That would imo be the best approach.  LiberalFighter   Sep-22-11 11:45 AM   #83 
     - That's BS...if they're parking illegally, ticket/tow them. If not, the city can cram it.  MrCoffee   Sep-22-11 09:21 AM   #65 
        - So you would be okay with that right next to your home?  Javaman   Sep-22-11 11:49 AM   #84 
  - What would the city do if a couple had a regular week-end  hedgehog   Sep-22-11 08:36 AM   #2 
  - They are protecting people, if 3 or more meet, and one smokes, it could harm them  The Straight Story   Sep-22-11 08:39 AM   #4 
  - You know, TSS,  Chan790   Sep-22-11 08:53 AM   # 
  - I suspect that would violate the same ordinance.  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 08:41 AM   #6 
  - Self delete  Ineeda   Sep-22-11 08:45 AM   #11 
  - Hopefully the same thing? That much traffic is a pain in the arse...  TheMadMonk   Sep-22-11 10:26 AM   #79 
  - If it's happening twice a week,  SheilaT   Sep-22-11 12:50 PM   #90 
  - Sounds like Orange County  HelenWheels   Sep-22-11 08:37 AM   #3 
  - Misleading headline is misleading  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 08:41 AM   #5 
  - I kind of figured there was more to it than met the eye..  Fumesucker   Sep-22-11 08:44 AM   #9 
  - Good clarification, Slack.  Dogtown   Sep-22-11 08:46 AM   #12 
  - When I was a kid, there was a pseudo-Indian guru dude across the street who had sessions...  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 08:50 AM   #18 
  - I think you missed this part (or the point)  The Straight Story   Sep-22-11 08:48 AM   #15 
  - Yes, that is exactly what the ordinance says. Code compliance in SJC is reactive only...  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 08:56 AM   #26 
  - That is what it means...but it's generally-unenforced boilerplate.  Chan790   Sep-22-11 08:58 AM   #30 
  - Indeed. If we're talking about 50+ people groups, the couple does have options.  backscatter712   Sep-22-11 09:26 AM   #66 
  - Makes sense, thanks for clearing that up..nt  and-justice-for-all   Sep-22-11 10:22 AM   #76 
  - If they want to have bible studies in the privacy of their own home  hobbit709   Sep-22-11 08:42 AM   #7 
  - So, you'd be OK with 50 people showing up in cars in your neighborhood every Sunday morning  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 08:44 AM   #10 
  - I see that around here every weekend.  hobbit709   Sep-22-11 08:47 AM   #13 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-22-11 08:54 AM   #23 
  - Posting people's addresses isn't cool, for one thing.  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 08:59 AM   #33 
     - It's public record data. Anyone can look it up online for free, and I don't believe...  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:00 AM   #36 
        - You looked up and posted a private party's address  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 09:03 AM   #39 
           - If you posted MY address you would be in violation of the forum rules  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:04 AM   #40 
              - How is this different? Only DU members should have privacy rights?  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 09:07 AM   #43 
                 - Read the forum rules.  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:07 AM   #44 
                    - Again, this isn't about rules. It's about you violating someone's privacy.  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 09:12 AM   #49 
                    - Please quit whining and hit the Alert button if you think I've done anything wrong  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:15 AM   #56 
                    - Oh, and apparently the mods disagree with you. nt  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 09:12 AM   #51 
                       - So be it.  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:15 AM   #57 
  - "it doesn't bother me as long as I can get out of my driveway"  trotsky   Sep-22-11 08:55 AM   #24 
  - Personally, most self-described "Christians" should be persecuted.  hobbit709   Sep-22-11 08:59 AM   #32 
     - ...and we arrive at the root of the issue.  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 09:00 AM   #35 
        - The Fromms are getting all kinds of support from two quite different classes of people...  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:02 AM   #38 
        - Their opposition is only coming from one, though.  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 09:05 AM   #41 
           - If they were holding weekly gun sales every Sunday morning and 50 people showed up every week...  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:07 AM   #42 
              - Just remember that from now on.  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 09:10 AM   #46 
                 - I do now and have always supported complying with laws  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:12 AM   #52 
        - Nah, I'd still support fining them.  Chan790   Sep-22-11 09:17 AM   #61 
           - People like you are why I would never own property  MicaelS   Sep-22-11 09:55 AM   #70 
              - and you're the sort of neighbor we don't want. n/t  Chan790   Sep-22-11 09:59 AM   #71 
                 - Great then we both win..  MicaelS   Sep-22-11 10:05 AM   #73 
  - We have renters a few houses down that run a gym out of their garage.  blueamy66   Sep-22-11 09:35 AM   #67 
  - Happens with yard sales here most weekends in the summer (nt)  The Straight Story   Sep-22-11 08:49 AM   #17 
  - If it doesn't violate zoning and it doesn't bother you, then it's not a problem for anyone  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 08:57 AM   #28 
  - In a city near me, more than four yard sales at the same address in a year constitutes a business  Gormy Cuss   Sep-22-11 09:12 AM   #48 
     - It's that way in a lot of places. However, enforcement of that kind of code is often spotty,  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:14 AM   #54 
        - Compliance is usually based on complaints, like many quality of life ordinances.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-22-11 09:18 AM   #63 
           - Yes. I suspect neighbors have tolerated the Fromms' activities for many years.  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:19 AM   #64 
  - There is a church 1 block away from our apartment.  HappyMe   Sep-22-11 08:55 AM   #25 
     - I presume you knew about the church when you rented the apartment  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 08:58 AM   #29 
        - The Fromm's neighbors just sound  HappyMe   Sep-22-11 09:09 AM   #45 
           - If someone on my street started having 50 people show up every Sunday morning in cars...  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:12 AM   #47 
           - "What you do in the privacy of your home is nobody's business."  _ed_   Sep-22-11 09:18 AM   #62 
           - The activities inside the home are not the issue.  pennylane100   Sep-22-11 11:44 AM   #82 
  - This is zoning  _ed_   Sep-22-11 09:13 AM   #53 
  - The religion argument would hold that an unpermitted 12-unit apartment would be OK  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:16 AM   #60 
  - If you had poker games with 50 people there would probably be complaints...  rfranklin   Sep-22-11 09:47 AM   #68 
  - The authorities favor idolizing an unread book. Actually studying it is discouraged.  Boojatta   Sep-22-11 08:43 AM   #8 
  - Oh! Those poor, oppressed christains!  Lance_Boyle   Sep-22-11 08:48 AM   #16 
  - Again - city officials talk about "regular meeting with more than *3* people"  The Straight Story   Sep-22-11 08:50 AM   #19 
  - Dr. Boyle's opinion isn't the issue here  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 09:00 AM   #34 
  - Lol.  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 08:51 AM   #20 
  - Precisely. Owners of the Cherry Pit in Dallas felt pretty oppressed too  LanternWaste   Sep-22-11 12:30 PM   #88 
  - Cars parked along suburban streets!  HereSince1628   Sep-22-11 08:53 AM   #21 
  - Sounds like a simple case of one neighbor not happy with streets clogged every week  Thor_MN   Sep-22-11 08:53 AM   #22 
  - Does the story say how many cars there are?  Union Scribe   Sep-22-11 08:56 AM   #27 
  - One couldn't fit 50 cars on my block.  Thor_MN   Sep-22-11 06:42 PM   #91 
  - Suburbanites have a territorial sensitivity to the curb parking in front of their home  HereSince1628   Sep-22-11 09:16 AM   #59 
     - Isn't that the truth. LOL!  petronius   Sep-22-11 11:04 AM   #81 
  - Apparently they have quite a few people attending these "bible studies" and that's why  Gormy Cuss   Sep-22-11 09:01 AM   #37 
  - as a rabid fundy christian type  ProdigalJunkMail   Sep-22-11 09:14 AM   #55 
  - So, what's the issue? They're violating a City Ordinance and Someone Complained About It  NeedleCast   Sep-22-11 09:16 AM   #58 
  - "a regular gathering of more than three people" CRAP, there goes D&D Night.  eShirl   Sep-22-11 10:02 AM   #72 
  - It won't be a problem if people park a couple of blocks away and sneak in  slackmaster   Sep-22-11 10:12 AM   #74 
  - If I had to deal with 50 people and their cars in my neighbourhood...  BiggJawn   Sep-22-11 10:18 AM   #75 
  - As long as  Coyote_Bandit   Sep-22-11 10:24 AM   #77 
  - A regular meeting of more than 3 people?  Skidmore   Sep-22-11 10:25 AM   #78 
  - This is ridiculous. A bridge club could be fined under those conditions. nt  jwirr   Sep-22-11 10:34 AM   #80 
  - yeah, a bridge group could be fined  newspeak   Sep-22-11 12:00 PM   #85 
     - ...but only if someone complained about it and got the city involved.  slackmaster   Sep-23-11 07:47 AM   #93 
  - There is more to this story:  Taverner   Sep-22-11 12:02 PM   #86 
  - I had assumed that this is a parking space issue. Our community  jwirr   Sep-22-11 12:14 PM   #87 
  - The entire San Juan Capistrano elected city government is Republican  mn9driver   Sep-22-11 12:32 PM   #89 
  - I lived across the street from The Theosophist's Society  Generic Other   Sep-22-11 07:51 PM   #92 

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