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    I think there are some on here who might get religion pretty fast! :eek:


    Arizona church is house of prostitution, police say - CNN.com
     
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    During a Wednesday search of the Phoenix temple and two church-related sites in nearby Sedona, police seized evidence showing that "male and female 'practitioners' working at the Temple were performing sexual acts in exchange for monetary 'donations,' all on the pretense of providing 'neo tantric' healing therapies," Phoenix police said.


    from the link.....

    i could see this becoming an issue as pagans and neo pagans are on the rise and believe in many sexual rituals......and all churches accept donations....dont they?
     
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    It is a shame when churches are prosecuted. It's kinda like handling snakes and speaking in tongues
     
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    The rub (no pun intended) is that what they are doing is illegal even under the guise of religion. Religion doesn't give one a completely free hand (no pun intended) to do as one pleases. Snake handlers are wantonly endangering, and courts have stepped in to forbid certain sects from denying life saving blood transfusions to minors. Murder would not be legal under the auspices of even paganism even though human sacrifices were a part of the religious sacraments of tribes like the Aztec. Moreover, there are public health issues involved. Case in point, STDs. In Nevada where prostitution is legal, mandatory STD testing is the rule of law.
     
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    Actually most who came of age in the 60s ARE aware of Tantric Sex. Teaching it, advertising it and doing it with customers, are different animals under our system of jurisprudence.
     
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    we are not talking murder we are discussing sex....of course to many religions that is as sinful as murder.....and were donations mandatory?

    std's are a problem be you paying for sex or not paying for sex i would imagine like most places...condoms are required
     
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    LOL. I try not to imagine to much when it comes to issues of the law. You might want to try Googling HIV and prosecution. If you knowingly give HIV to another person, your charges are not just about sex and 'donations' are completely moot unless they come to you as someone's bitch in prison.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_transmission_of_HIV
     
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    Here is where we are presently as to what constitutes a religion.

    Religion legal definition of Religion. Religion synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.
     
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