Sunday, April 26, 2015

You Asked for Religious Freedom; This is What You Get

See, that's the problem with your invisible friend in the sky being invisible, inaudible and undetectable: anybody can claim the same thing for their own reasons.

Travis Loller at TPM:

A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion — it says it's now a church — in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school.

The story began last fall, when a fixture in downtown Nashville called The Social Club sold its building and purchased a new one in a run-down office park several miles to the east.

The new building is geographically isolated at the end of a dead-end street, but it is near the back of Goodpasture Christian School, a large private school serving pre-school through high school children.


Parents and religious leaders were called on to pack the Metro Nashville Council chambers to support a zoning change to prevent the club from opening. That's when the club, which had spent $750,000 on the building and begun renovations, suddenly transformed into a church.

The United Fellowship Center's plans are nearly identical to those of The Social Club but with some different labels. The dance floor has become the sanctuary. Two rooms labeled "dungeon" are now "choir" and "handbells." Forty-nine small, private rooms remain, but most of them have become prayer rooms.

Larry Roberts is the attorney for the club-turned-church. He previously vowed to take the city to court. Now, he says, it's the city that will have to sue.

"The ball is in Metro's court ... We've now gotten a permit to meet as a church, and a church is something that cannot be defined under the U.S. Constitution," he said.
This is why the freakazoids are so determined to establish Dominionism: because in an open, secular society, the freakazoids always lose.

As for sex in church, that pretty much defined religion for all of human history. All the women-hating, sex-terrified christians did was move it from the altar to the altar boys.

1 comment:

northierthanthou said...

They shouldn't get by with manipulating zoning regulations like that to begin with. Entitled bastards!