It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's Not Just Your Car, It's Your Religion

From the Statesman a few weeks ago; freedom to park considered equivalent to freedom of worship in Texas. Thanks to neighbor Jose for the tip:
The Texas Lawyer’s blog Tex Parte had an interesting item today about a Southwest Austin church suing the city over a parking lot permit. Leaders of Hope in the City, a 7-year-old nondenominational church, are claiming a burden on their “free exercise of religion”.
the city, citing environmental restrictions, has failed to issue the church a parking-lot-expansion permit

This parking lot space sits on sacred Austin ground: the Barton Springs watershed. This could turn into a holy war.
Yet Barton Springs Eternal.

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