Are you sure they're all considered churches? Because it seems a stretch...
No, they are not considered churches, the specific law also applies to non-profit organizations and as fraternal organizations, they have nothing to do with religion.
The point I'm trying to make is that if the law was objectively applied, we should have a number of examples of such organizations getting slapped with a cease and desist order as well as being fined for activities in a private residence.
What we have is one example, and it just happens to be due to religion.
And as I have previously shown, it is this example (the religious cause) that is applied time and again in various counties and states...
Edit: due to gross grammatical errors.
Edited by Jor-el, 25 February 2012 - 12:28 AM.