Michael Salman Wants to Build a Church in His Backyard. His Neighbors Aren’t Buying It - Page 1 - News - Phoenix - Phoenix New T
The man calls himself “Kryptologos,” and he’s posted 70 brief sermons on YouTube, talking about everything from whether Christians should be tolerant (not overly) to whether evolution is real (emphatically not).
His name is Michael Salman, he is the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, and he’s got his northwest Phoenix neighborhood in an uproar.
Not because of those YouTube sermons, although they’ve been a source of fascination for the neighbors who’ve Googled Salman — and the words “religious fanatic” have, in fact, been whispered about him.
And not because of his criminal record, though the neighbors have pored over the 15-year-old police report that led to his conviction.
The real problem is that Salman is intent on building a church in his own backyard — and not just any church, but a 4,200-square-foot building that will sit only a few feet from his neighbor’s property line.
If you click the link related to the article, you’ll see a picture of his front yard. If were his neighbor, I’d object too!
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