Salt Lake City Creates No Church Zone

 

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Salt Lake City Creates No Church Zone

Yesterday the Salt Lake City Council passed an ordinance banning the construction of any non-Mormon churches within 1 mile of Temple Square, the site of the Mormon Tabernacle. This was in response to a poll of city residents showing that 62% of responders oppose the proposed construction a branch of Rick Warren’s Southern Baptist Saddleback Church. The Mayor is expected to sign the new law tomorrow.

According to City Council spokesman Robert Smith, the Saddleback Church and Community Center would be only three blocks from the Tabernacle and might even be visible from parts of the Tabernacle. He stated that the Council in no way questions the right of churches, as a matter of religious freedom, to build wherever they wish but that they must comply with local zoning laws. The Council respects the 1st Amendment but church officials must have the wisdom not to build where it would offend the sensibilities of the residents.

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Salt Lake City Creates No Church Zone

 

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Salt Lake City Creates No Church Zone

Yesterday the Salt Lake City Council passed an ordinance banning the construction of any non-Mormon churches within 1 mile of Temple Square, the site of the Mormon Tabernacle. This was in response to a poll of city residents showing that 62% of responders oppose the proposed construction a branch of Rick Warren’s Southern Baptist Saddleback Church. The Mayor is expected to sign the new law tomorrow.

According to City Council spokesman Robert Smith, the Saddleback Church and Community Center would be only three blocks from the Tabernacle and might even be visible from parts of the Tabernacle. He stated that the Council in no way questions the right of churches, as a matter of religious freedom, to build wherever they wish but that they must comply with local zoning laws. The Council respects the 1st Amendment but church officials must have the wisdom not to build where it would offend the sensibilities of the residents.

homer http://www.altara.blogspot.com

 

Salt Lake City Creates No Church Zone

 

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Salt Lake City Creates No Church Zone

Yesterday the Salt Lake City Council passed an ordinance banning the construction of any non-Mormon churches within 1 mile of Temple Square, the site of the Mormon Tabernacle. This was in response to a poll of city residents showing that 62% of responders oppose the proposed construction a branch of Rick Warren’s Southern Baptist Saddleback Church. The Mayor is expected to sign the new law tomorrow.

According to City Council spokesman Robert Smith, the Saddleback Church and Community Center would be only three blocks from the Tabernacle and might even be visible from parts of the Tabernacle. He stated that the Council in no way questions the right of churches, as a matter of religious freedom, to build wherever they wish but that they must comply with local zoning laws. The Council respects the 1st Amendment but church officials must have the wisdom not to build where it would offend the sensibilities of the residents.

homer http://www.altara.blogspot.com

 

Salt Lake City Creates No Church Zone

 

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Salt Lake City Creates No Church Zone

Yesterday the Salt Lake City Council passed an ordinance banning the construction of any non-Mormon churches within 1 mile of Temple Square, the site of the Mormon Tabernacle. This was in response to a poll of city residents showing that 62% of responders oppose the proposed construction a branch of Rick Warren’s Southern Baptist Saddleback Church. The Mayor is expected to sign the new law tomorrow.

According to City Council spokesman Robert Smith, the Saddleback Church and Community Center would be only three blocks from the Tabernacle and might even be visible from parts of the Tabernacle. He stated that the Council in no way questions the right of churches, as a matter of religious freedom, to build wherever they wish but that they must comply with local zoning laws. The Council respects the 1st Amendment but church officials must have the wisdom not to build where it would offend the sensibilities of the residents.

homer http://www.altara.blogspot.com

 

MyDD stifling free speech?

I'm a loyal Democrat, quite partisan in fact, and I fancy myself a devoted consumer of current-events news. I made an account on MyDD last year, a few months after making an account on DailyKos. Being a liberal Democrat (not a populist Democrat or a progressive Democrat), and many of Edwards' most fervent supporters being anti-globalization and anti-trade populists, I feel that Hillary Clinton's or Barack Obama's political views are a little bit more in line with my own. I also know that Edwards enjoys a disproportionately large base of supporters among the netroots - far greater than his support among democrats as a whole. So while Matt Stoller and Chris Bowers are plugging for Edwards and bashing Clinton or Obama, I find myself a little frustrated, and I made my frustations known in the comments section. While reading MyDD the other day however, I was surprised to discover that my diary and comment privileges were suspended. This was about a week ago. These privileges have not been restored yet. I made this new account to protest that treatment.

As a Democrat, I feel that free speech is one of the cardinal rights afforded to each and every American by virtue of our First Amendment. I also believe that while MyDD is a private undertaking (and that control of its own blog content is fully within its capacity), this sort of censorship is unconscionable, not to mention hypocritical. Consider its subheading: "Direct Democracy for People-Powered Politics." Last I checked, freedom of speech was a central tenet of the smooth functioning of democracy.

This is a partisan blog, and it makes no pretense of being politically impartial. But I am not a Republican, or even a Blue Dog Democrat; I am an unabashed liberal. And even as MyDD openly promotes a political agenda, I thought that this agenda included the protection of free speech. I guess I thought wrong.

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