Pastor Michael Salman has been harassed by Phoenix City officials for years, concerning Bible studies which were held on his 4.6 acre property, with as many as 20 people in attendance.
After Salman built a two thousand square foot outbuilding the City of Phoenix is planning to jail him for zoning violations.
It would have been OK to use that building as a game room as it had been described in the building permits. Bible studies are not considered suitable entertainment activity so the rules which apply to public businesses and churches have been brought to bear on Salman. He faces 60 days in jail, $12180 in fines and 3 years probation.