Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tennessee City Councilmen are having to interpret a law banning construction work on Sunday and apply it to do-it-yourselfers. This all came about when a Code Enforcement officer tried to stop a contractor from doing some work, only to find a nearby homeowner doing the exact same thing.

"The ordinance reads no building operations, including erection, excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any building in any residential area in the city, can be done on Sundays," Codes and Inspections Director Ferrell White said.
"Can we specify no commercial work on Sundays?" Alderman Miles Johnson said.
"What about Seventh-day Adventists?" Alderman Charles Raines said. "They go to church on Saturday."
"What about stating that anything that requires a permit can't be done on Sundays?" Alderman Brandon McCulloch said.
"Permits are required for most stuff," White said. "Fences, decks, patios. But right now, if a homeowner wanted to build an arbor or a patio or a deck, he could not do that on a Sunday."

These folks shouldn't be working anyway. Sunday is Jebus Day. Unless your Seventh Day Adventist. If you're Jewish, isn't the Sabbath on Saturday? And, just to be fair, shouldn't we prohibit work when Muslims are praying?

Praise Jebus and pass the decking nails!


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