http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes...ble-study.htmlSalman’s incarceration is the result of a long-running feud between the ordained pastor and the city of Phoenix over weekly Bible studies that Salman and his wife hosted in their home. City officials determined that the weekly gatherings constituted a church – and therefore violated a number of code regulations.
The controversy erupted in 2009 when nearly a dozen police officers raided the Salman’s home and a 2,000 square foot building in their backyard. The family had moved their Bible study into the building after the group outgrew their living room.
taken directly from the OP's link.
guess we know who has their head up their ass don't we?
it really sucks to be a birther
The "home" is titled to his church. http://mcassessor.maricopa.gov/Asses...016-F&info=res
There are laws that say his church has to have parking on site. 1 space for every 3 people. Which he doesn't have.
The "church" building on his property was built as a 5 car garage, and was not permitted for electric, or plumbing.
It is allowed to have a church on residential property, but the church must be larger than the living structure, which this is not.
He is taking the tax break for being a church, but when confronted with the law, it is suddenly a study group.
If he wants to claim it is a study group he needs to pay the back taxes since 2008. http://treasurer.maricopa.gov/Parcel/Summary.aspx
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2000 sq ft building... That could hold.... what? At least 100 people?
Where do they park? Could you imagine being this guys neighbor and once a week you can barely drive through the neighborhood because of all the cars?