Man jailed for Bible study

Fox News reports:

A Phoenix man who violated city zoning laws by hosting a Bible study in the privacy of his home has started serving a 60-day jail sentence for his crimes. Michael Salman was found guilty in the City of Phoenix Court of 67 code violations. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail along with three years of probation and a $12,180 fine. . .

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council said the attack against Salman should serve as a wake-up call to Christians across the nation. . . Perkins said there is a movement in recent years for churches to move back to an Early Church model where Christians met in private homes – rather than church facilities. As a result, he said some communities are in fact cracking down on what people do in the privacy of their homes.

I don’t see how this is possible under the First Amendment. If my religion calls for me to worship at home, Freedom of Religion should take precedence over the dictates of two-bit zoning officials.

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