Saturday, April 25, 2015

Worship at the Y?

How are we to judge whether something is a church?

For this a church?  I expect most people would say "no," but the discretion to classify as a church, or not, is a pretty significant power for the state to have.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Club rep: "We've now gotten a permit to meet as a church..." You need permission to be a church?!?!?

Well, OF COURSE you do. The State wants to grant special favors for churches vs. other establishments (itself a violation of the First). Favors like this "no shady neighbors" rule. Therefore they can't have Just Anyone claiming to be a church can they?

I would support the club, were they local, but it wouldn't help. No mere words in a Constitution can save you when a big majority of the society hates you.