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Mr T, that's a bit of a naive suggestion: folks are often deeply connected to their churches and have been for a long time. To suggest they should just change churches is to completely blow off the deep connections and relationships that keep them there. Of course, some may very well choose to make a change for parking/access reasons. And tons of churches in the district either aren't near transit stops here, or folks are coming from places not near reasonable transit service — not to mention the ridiculous metro waits on many weekends. Why wait 30 minutes for a train when you can be there in 30? I get that.

While I agree that people form deep connections and relationships in church, if those connections are so meaningful you'd think the parishioners would accept the minimal effort it takes to find legal parking.

I'm fortunate that although I live on the same block as a church, the streets are such that double-parking and blocking other cars in doesn't occur. It's impossible to find a spot from 10-3 on a Sunday, but that'd be the case whether there is a church nearby or not. I have no beef with that. There's a big difference between taking up all available parking and blatant disregard of basic parking rules, as well as parking that doesn't allow other memebrs of the community access to their vehicles.

by dcd on Dec 5, 2012 12:48 pm • linkreport

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