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City officials have threatened to fine the owner of a recently opened strip club $2,500 a day on the grounds that it is too close to a chapel.

...which is run by a Roman Catholic order, has a small room used a chapel and qualifies as a "place of worship,"

The planning officials need to be careful how they vote on this. Let's say that they find in favor of the "chapel" and shut down the strip club. What is to stop me from dedicating one room of house to prayer and then declaring that I am church so I should not have to pay any property taxes?

Other than the fact that I don't own a house I mean.

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