Ridiculous: Lake Worth, Florida Thinks it Can Require Churches to Have a Business License

Americans exercising their free-from-license-and-fee-requirements Constitutional, religious right "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...." ~ First Amendment to the United States Constitution "If you have to pay a fee, it isn't free." ~ Thomas Hill Usher

Americans exercising their free-from-license-and-fee-requirements Constitutional, religious right

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...." ~ First Amendment to the United States Constitution

"If you have to pay a fee, it isn't free." ~ Thomas Hill Usher

Here's what Mat Staver had to say about Lake Worth, Florida trying to make Churches have business licenses and to pay license fees.

Staver said the city’s actions violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Florida Constitution, the Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the federal Religious Land Uses and Institutionalized Persons Act. “Churches are not businesses and need not obtain such licenses,” Staver wrote in a letter to the city.

Source: Florida city wages soviet-style crackdown on churches | Fox News.

Mat's exactly right about it. The city attorney doesn't understand the US Constitution at all on this issue (if they have a city attorney and if he or she was even consulted on it before the city went off half-cocked).

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