Skip to comments.Gwinnett says no to Hindu Temple
Posted on 06/30/2006 9:36:32 AM PDT by The Lion Roars
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 06/27/06
Gwinnett County commissioners struck down plans Tuesday for a Hindu group to build a temple down the street from a second, larger temple in Lilburn.
Commissioners made the unanimous decision because a temple of its size would be out of character with the area and the neighbors, said commissioner Bert Nasuti.
"I've never seen a church or a religious organization that didn't desire to grow," Nasuti said. "This is too much structure for this property."
Ramesh Suhagia, speaking for the Hindu group, proposed scaling down the size, but to no avail.
The 13,000-square foot temple for the Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir of Atlanta would have been on on four acres on Lawrenceville Highway. The property is behind a Walgreens in a largely residential negihborhood about a mile from a second temple more than twice as large already under construction by another Swaminarayan Hindu congregation. Because the larger temple is in Lilburn's city limits, its builders did not need permission from county government.
Leaders of the group denied construction permission Tuesday said they would meet together and sort out their options. Mansukh Dhanani [cq], president of Swaminarayan Satsang Mandir of Atlanta, said his group would look for land elsewhere in Gwinnett County, and expressed optimism.
"I've lived for 10 years in Gwinnett. My business is here," he said. "Man will let you down. God will not."
A "wrong god" ping.
Funny. I live in Gwinnett and there's a small Hindu temple about 5 minutes from my house.
Old Button must be doing pretty well. Is he the last survivor of the signers of the Declaration of Independence?
Are there that many Hindus in Lilburb GA?
Lilburn GA sorry
If it had beens a mosque would it have been approved?.........
Lilburn has a relatively large Indian and Asian population and the best schools in the county, IMHO.
And not just of Kelso. This is the perfect example. If the collective doesn't think your suggested building is in keeping with their small minded ideas of what you should be doing, too freaking bad, Charlie or Sanjay, as the case may be.
Another pathetic brick in the wall of the mausoleum of "land of the free".
Let us make it official and rename ourselves: we are the USSA: United Socialist States of America. Let us make a new motto for our utopian collective: baaaaaaa baaaaaaa baaaaaaa
That's pretty ignorant....
I dont know about Hindu religion. What do they believe? Are they violent like Musklims?
I understand about zoning and making buildings fit the area and surroundings and all that jazz, but why would Hindu's be sorted out for their religion?
Sorry about the misunderstanding.
No way to win in a thread like this, especially if your view is that all zoning laws are essentially Unconstitutional. I'm out.
See the post above this one.
They can, and will, get violent especially against Muslims. Sometimes against Christians, too, in India.........
The "Jesus Alone" crowd can be just as bone-headed as the Islamist, though they have given up the violent part a while ago.
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