Richfield approves Hindu temple, neighbors expected to appeal

The Richfield Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday night approved the final plans for a proposed Hindu temple to be built on seven acres at 4406 Brecksville Road in the village. Full Story
Dyer Straights

Norwalk, OH

#1 May 28, 2008
Better watch out Richfield residents, BoBo D says that they might build a parochial school and challenge the public schools in the playoffs.
MORONS

Hudson, OH

#2 May 28, 2008
I wonder where the Bomb-Building Facility will be located?

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

#3 May 28, 2008
This isn't about zoning. This is about a bunch of Richfield residents not wanting a Hindu temple. If this was a Christian church, it wouldn't be an issue. Freedom of religion folks. It is pretty simple.
Religious Freedom

Bay Village, OH

#4 May 28, 2008
Do Christian Churches have to be approved before they are built? What is the reason for this opposition and why are we so intolerant of others and their differences.

“Er...Protector of Free Speech?”

Since: Mar 08

The AKR

#5 May 28, 2008
Concerned Richfield Homeowners??

What the heck to they have to be concerned about? ITS A CHURCH!!

Maybe they should change their name to Discriminating Richfield Homeowners! C'mon y'all, don't be afraid to call a spade a spade!
Rob

Phoenix, AZ

#6 May 28, 2008
Apparently there's room for only one god in Richfield. Sorry Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, and the rest. You'll have to locate elsewhere.
underlying reasons

Akron, OH

#7 May 28, 2008
MORONS wrote:
I wonder where the Bomb-Building Facility will be located?
Ha, right next to those Iraq WMD's !
congrats

Akron, OH

#8 May 28, 2008
Congratulations to the people of the temple. This is good news to hear. Congratulations to the people who have blogged and understand this is about a church and about a very respected religion. I said it when this began and I'll say it again. If you want good neighbors welcome the Hindus with open arms. I would love to have them for my neighbors. These are people who truly practice what they preach and have a profound respect for humanity.

“Why are people so bent on hurt”

Since: Apr 08

Mooresville,NC

#9 May 28, 2008
wait... is there not already a temple in richfield?.... thought there was... wasn't there a fight a while ago about who will lead it???
freedom

Clayton, IN

#10 May 28, 2008
We have freedom of religion in this country. That does NOT mean christian only. I personally am Catholic and do not mind other religions. They can move to the Kent area. We are more accepting here.
boo boo

Akron, OH

#11 May 28, 2008
my land lord who lives in bath is a racist,im sure he has something to do with it ,he owns a lot of stuff in goodyear hts,

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#14 May 28, 2008
I see nothing wrong with residents wanting to challenge this. On one hand, we do have freedom of religion.....but on the other hand, we've established local governments to help reflect the will of each community.

Let's just allow the legal process to run its course.
Resident

Saint Louis, MO

#15 May 28, 2008
The Zoning code in Richfield is pretty clear. See for yourself, you can find the code on their website. Churches are allowed in Residential areas. This challenge is a waste of our tax payers money.
Dinner Bell Mel

San Francisco, CA

#16 May 28, 2008
MORONS wrote:
I wonder where the Bomb-Building Facility will be located?
The only bombs Hindus make are in your colon.

“Better Living thru Chemistry!”

Since: Jan 08

Caddo Mills, TX

#17 May 28, 2008
The bomb-building facility???? Looks like poster MORONS has chosen a perfect name.

The Hindu religion is based on the principles of non-violence and respect for all life forms. Does the name Gandhi ring a bell?

I would think that a congregation of passive vegetarians would be lovely neighbors! What are the Concerned Citizens of Richfield so worried about? Wrong religion? Wrong color?
Grammar Police

San Antonio, TX

#18 May 28, 2008
Class of 68 wrote:
The bomb-building facility???? Looks like poster MORONS has chosen a perfect name.
The Hindu religion is based on the principles of non-violence and respect for all life forms. Does the name Gandhi ring a bell?
I would think that a congregation of passive vegetarians would be lovely neighbors! What are the Concerned Citizens of Richfield so worried about? Wrong religion? Wrong color?
Passive vegetarians? I got two words for ya....Tandori Chicken! Love it! Raj Mahal, in Montrose, makes a great batch. Recommend all try it. I guess the Sacred Chicken missed out! LOL!

As for MORON, relax. He/She was only havin' fun!
Dinner Bell Mel

San Francisco, CA

#19 May 28, 2008
Class of 68 wrote:
The bomb-building facility???? Looks like poster MORONS has chosen a perfect name.
The Hindu religion is based on the principles of non-violence and respect for all life forms. Does the name Gandhi ring a bell?
I would think that a congregation of passive vegetarians would be lovely neighbors! What are the Concerned Citizens of Richfield so worried about? Wrong religion? Wrong color?
I was giving the benefit of the doubt that the poster, with his screen name, was making a joke.

Lots of Hindus eat chicken, fish, shellfish, goat, etc.

Certainly cultural and racial bias is an issue here.
Curry In a Hurry

Takoma Park, MD

#20 May 28, 2008
I ate toubouli once it gave me diareha! I think Richfield has enough sewage now.
Former Nun

Norwalk, OH

#21 May 28, 2008
I wish they'd build a 47-story temple

to Wicca in that pathetic town and

then rename the place, "Witchfield".

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