Calvary Chapels in Gardena, Downey Doing Chuck Smith Proud by Trying to Shutter Businesses They Don't Like

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While Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith battles lung cancer, he no doubts take solace in know that his acolytes are continuing the movement's raison d'etre (besides gay bashing, of course): being moralistic NIMBYers.

The big story right now involves Calvary Chapel South Bay, located in Gardena. They've collected over 3,000 signatures protesting the imminent opening of a strip club about a mile away, arguing it's too close near them...never mind that current LA County regulations prohibit strip clubs from opening closer than 500 feet away from a church, and last I checked, a mile had 5,280 feet to it.

This comes on the heels of that Calvary Chapel's sister congregation over in Downey's own version of playing Christian communists. Last month, hundreds of Calvary Chapel Downey members flooded a a planning commission meeting to protest the proposed building of a three-story hotel near their campus. Their arguments that the hotel will bring crime are baloney. I know that area: it's where my mechanic has his shop, and the Calvary Chapel Downey campus is mixed in among homes, auto shops, a continuation school, and homes--not exactly a place for pimps and hos, you know?

As for Calvary Chapel South Bay: what did Jesus say about planks and your eyes?

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Wds Iv
Wds Iv

Dang Gus, you may not have a plank, but you sure got a pole up your as for these people!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Why doesn't Calvary Chapel concentrate on exposing and prosecuting the pedophiles among its own flock rather than railing against legal businesses that cater to the sexuality of consenting adults?

whatisbrownandstinks?
whatisbrownandstinks?

you tell them gustavo... so can we expect you to invite a strip club next to your home? thought so, hypocrite...

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Jesus loved sinners of all types including prostitutes.  These fucking Xians need to get their heads screwed on straight -- a strip club represents the best opportunity for them to preach the word of god to evil sinners. 

Dee
Dee

You are obsessed with anything Calvary Chapel does...  It is time for you to come up with a different topic, I mean come on!!!

Bill T.
Bill T.

The best defense is a good offense. Distract the folks from internal affairs by whipping them up into a frenzy over externals, look at Iran. The old Razzle-Dazzle, y'know.

As mentioned before, not a fan, personally, of P.T. clubs but I support other's rights to go, I have important things to be concerned about like combating Utah's intrusion into California internal affairs. I guess I need to look up some orgs there that support fair treatment and send them a couple hundred bucks as a symbolic jesture.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Yes...I am all-too familiar with "Operation: Look Over Here!".

I'm not a huge fan of adult clubs myself but it really irks me when people use the religion they are allowed to practice freely in this country to interfere with the freedoms of others...whether it's your right to free enterprise or your right to get married...

I think making some donations to like-minded organizations is a good idea. :-)

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