Justine says I pick on the poor poor Catholics too much. Probably true, but they earn it honestly.
This bit of religious WOO is by far the funniest thing I've read all month.
And for once, the poor poor poor Catholics get left out of it.
No worry. I'm sure the powers that be in Rome will do something insipid and make up for it before the month is out....
Religious row as Orthodox Jewish couple sue neighbours for 'imprisoning' them with automatic hallway light
A Jewish couple are suing their neighbours in a block of flats, saying an automatic security light is keeping them prisoner in their home because it forces them to break their Sabbath rules.
Dr Dena Coleman and husband Gordon claim they cannot leave their holiday flat on the Sabbath because when they do they automatically trigger the light in the communal hallway - contravening a religious ban on turning on electrical items from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday because it constitutes 'creating fire'.
They say their human rights are being breached and are now suing the flats' management company - their neighbours - for failing to accommodate their religion.
The other 35 owners of the seaside flats are liable to pay court costs if the claim is successful.
Dr Coleman, a 56-year-old headteacher at a Jewish orthodox school in London, has been visiting the £200,000 holiday flat in Bournemouth, Dorset, with her husband for six years.
The management company fitted the motion-sensing lights six months ago in a bid to save energy and money.
The Colemans have offered to pay for an override switch to disable the light sensors during the Sabbath.
But the Embassy Court Management Company - which represents all residents and whose three directors also live in the block - said this would set an 'unacceptable precedent'.
In a letter sent to occupants of all of the other 35 apartments in the block, the Colemans said: 'Faced with a situation where we could never again have full use of our flat, we were left with no alternative but to seek legal advice.'
Full story here....
When your religion imprisons you in your home because you can't trigger a motion detecting light.....it just MIGHT be time to step back and take a long hard look at the beliefs that your parents stuck you with. Just maybe.