The conservative family values organization is lobbying for the law.”It sets out clear standards so we don’t have to have a lawsuit every time there’s a dispute between a church and a city,” saidpointed out recent incidents where there were disputes, including whether a Phoenix church could feed the homeless on it property and a Gilbert bible study group that was ordered to stop disband.
Though they are culturally polar opposites, practitioners at the Phoenix Goddess Temple also support the educator at the temple. “We teach people practices to cultivate the love that they are.”The Temple was forced to move from Scottsdale to Phoenix last year after neighbors complained about their religious practices. Under HB 2496, the temple would have more protection against people who disagree with their practices.”As a basic need, we all need respect. If we’re not respected, we’re not happy,” Ananda said. “If somebody says whatever I’m doing this is my religion, this bill appears to give them extraordinary levels of protection,” said Ken Strobeck, the executive director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. He represents the state’s cities and towns.worship the Eastern philosophy of Tantra, which includes using sexual touch in order to reach spiritual enlightenment.”Our sexuality is a gift and a gift from God,” said Magdalena Ananda, a Tantric
They have united against HB 2496, say it gives local authorities no way to crack down when a church is causing a community issue.”That seems to be giving a special set of practices a special treatment rather than an equal treatment,” he bill has passed the House of Representatives. It is awaiting a vote in the Rules Committee of the Senate.