However, one will find the occasional wise, reasonable, intelligent etc. Judge. A co-worker showed me this story about a man who built a Christian shrine in his backyard.
The neighborhood fools and town bureaucrats used zoning laws to go court to try to make him take it down. The Judge ruled in favor of the homeowner, basing his decision on the First Amendment and laws that forbid using zoning laws to interfere with relgious structures.
I applaud this wise Judge. First of all I am in favor of public religious display, especially Christian ones, and I also take a very dim view of petty zoning laws and Homeowner Association rules designed to “protect property values”. A person should be able to build whatever he wants in his yard, unless it is clearly a menace to public safety or health.
The Judge should have levied a large fine against the town and the complaining neighbors and donated the proceeds to the Church or used it to help the poor — that would fix their sorry asses !