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Originally posted by Vikturtle
apc I agree these folks are probably creating a nuisance and I recognize that folks don't want to hear praying or be approached from strange religious zealot, but this bespeaks of some very scary policies being put into place.
I'm from Georgia and next week my mom's having surgery. I am sure at some point there will be a dozen or so of us outside praying when she is taken under the knife, will that soon be illegal? What about if we're just walking down the street, a family of six or more, will we soon have to get a permit?
Originally posted by apc
Whether or not this violates the 1st Amendment is questionable. However the ACLU isn't going to lay a finger on this. It's a Christian group, after all. If it had been a gathering for NAMBLA or CAIR, they'd have filed suit yesterday.
Originally posted by BitRaiser
This has nothing to do with Communism.
Freakin stupid? Absolutely.
Remember folks, Russian Communism wasn't ever supposed to be a dictatorship. Communism is supposed to support a free society. The USSR just kinda fouled things up. Kinda like the US is actively doing to Democracy, as dramatically underlined by this article.
It ain't the political system folks, it's the bastards that abuse it.
Originally posted by makeitso
Their cities did not turn into communist rule. The prostelizers did finally go ahead and get their permits to stay withing the law.
Asking groups to get a free permit does not seem to be illegal, unconstitutional, or against State and Federal laws. (not that I'm an attorney).
Originally posted by Blaine91555
I also believe that part of the problem is that the anti-Religion crowd has grown so militant in nature. It makes perfect sense that Churches feel as though they are under attack because they are. There is a growing number of people who are actively and visibly trying to eliminate Religion from Society. What we end up with is both sides of the argument believing they are in fact saving the other from themselves when in fact they are both trampling all over each others rights. They are both guilty of intolerance and trying to shove their beliefs down each others throats. The sad part is both sides will now be pissed at me for stating the truth. The truth may set a person free but will never make one popular
(Ephesians 4:31-32) 31 Let all malicious bitterness and anger and wrath and screaming and abusive speech be taken away from YOU along with all badness. 32 But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave YOU.