you didn’t just steal money from people. You took God’s money. You took the Lord’s money and those of us that believe that there is an Almighty and that there is a being that created this world to go in and then steal money that is being tendered by people for the furtherance of an earthly kingdom is just outrageous. . . .In denying habeas relief, the 4th Circuit said:
The disruption of worship services has an especial effect on the community that it was appropriate for a sentencing judge to take into account.... Indeed the law must protect places that demand special tranquility so that our fellow citizens can exercise their constitutional rights free from fear. Religious services are particularly intimate moments regardless of the faith being observed.... Much as we afford the home a particular sanctity..., houses of worship must be refuges for those seeking guidance, peace, comfort, and religious fellowship without fear of criminal intimidation.