From Church Bells
Stumbled upon your web site by accident and I love it. Thank you for your courage to go up against 'em.
I'm looking for help in silencing a neighborhood church bell. It rings every hour on the half hour. I see it as noisy advertising.
Advertisers put up billboards to attract attention to their businesses. Churches sound bells for the same reason: to attract people to their churches.
The church bells are more obtrusive. If my dog barked every hour the cops would be there. How can a church get away with such noise pollution disturbing the neighborhood?
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