From Stephen Kuusisto at Planet of the Blind:
Churches enjoy their exemption from the ADA because religious leaders argued successfully before Congress that houses of worship should be considered as “private clubs” which is why you frequently see parishioners wearing “Members Only” jackets. (Yes, the Lutheran jacket is in tasteful earth tones.)
For Jesus said: We shall have no grimacers or limpers before the Lord?
He also said: Ye shall live with perfect people and lock out the droolers and moaners and those who walk with sticks?
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