A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after he refused to stop hosting Bible studies in the privacy of his home ‚Äď in violation of the city‚Äôs building code laws.
However, the Phoenix city prosecutor‚Äôs office said the violations have nothing to do with religious freedom ‚ÄĒ and everything to do with public safety.
‚ÄúIt came down to zoning and proper permitting,‚ÄĚ said Vicki Hill, the chief assistant city prosecutor. ‚ÄúAny time you are holding a gathering of people continuously as he does ‚ÄĒ we have concerns about people being able to exit the facility properly in case there is a fire ‚ÄĒ and that‚Äôs really all this comes down to.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThey‚Äôre cracking down on religious activities and religious use,‚ÄĚ Salman told Fox News Radio. ‚ÄúThey‚Äôre attacking what I as a Christian do in the privacy of my home.‚ÄĚ ...