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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Another Fake Rev Gets Green Light From Bethlehem Zoners

Despite having absolutely no credentials or training as a clergyman, "Reverend" Ricky Rosario was given the green light by Bethlehem zoners on May 25 to operate a nondenominational church at 1414 W. Broad Street in Bethlehem, the site of the vacated Lulu Boutique. "I have conquered with the help of God" is how Rosario described keeping his three children away from drugs, gangs and unsafe sex. He believes he can help others, too. "A little love goes a long way," he said through an interpreter.

Neighbor Dorothy Clauser, who wan't feeling the love, instead cited traffic and parking problems. She complained there are already four churches in her neighborhood, and ten churches in a 3 mile radius. She worried that, in the Summer, the music would be too loud.

In response to questioning by ZHB member Bill Fitpatrick, however, it was established that there are only 16 members, and that includes the Pastor and his wife. Moreover, at least ten members are brought to church by a van.

USW President Jerry Green, who owns the building, told zoners it has been used as church before, and he never had single complaint, even though there were 75 members. He denied that noise would be an issue in the Summer because there is central air. He pointed out that when he first owned the property, he operated a kennel. "Barking dogs are certainly louder than a church."

Fitzpatrick told Clauser that there are multiple permitted uses at that site - from drive-thru restaurant to kennel - that are far louder than a church.

After granting the Special Exception, Rosario told the Board they had done a good job. Chairman Gus Loupos said, "Gracias."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Federal governement insolvent. State government insolvent. City government insolvent. Yet, all 3 will never, ever stop telling the citizenry what to do. The arrogance. The arrogance.

Anonymous said...

Well said, 3:26.

Anonymous said...

if green is involved it's got to be wrong

Anonymous said...

I just went online and made myself a Pope. You're all excommunicated.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of fake priests, check out Saving Private Gracedale blog entry today. Jesus told Rev. Martinez via the TV that the tornadoes are signs of Jesus' desire to kick out Obama because of his Middle East policy.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Holy shit! I just saw it. The guy is frickin' nutz.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"I just went online and made myself a Pope. You're all excommunicated."

I did have Angle made a Bishop a few weeks ago. I was going to bring him his certificate on Channel 69.

Twisted Sister said...

I've just become a mail order nun. Poverty and chastity are easy for me. I'm pledging to work on obedience. It's not easy being a male nun. For my first political cause, I'd like corporate flower gardens protected from stomping by obese controller vote whores who pose in them for pro-union photos. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

give it a break.. there are thousands and thousands of ministers that get their degrees online. hope you all rot in hell for poking fun at these clergymen and women. Especially you bo!!!!

Rev. Pat Mahiney said...

Do fake reverends molest fake children?

Bernie O'Hare said...

No, they molest real children, and with far greater frequency than real clergymen.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"ope you all rot in hell for poking fun at these clergymen and women. Especially you bo!!!!"

Spoken just like a Fake Rev.

Anonymous said...

Bernie you are sick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!