Ave Maria, The US’ New Roman Catholic Town

Domino’s Pizza founder, Thomas S. Monaghan, aims to create a no-sin city, by the name of Ave Maria, in the US.

The pizza magnate is bankrolling the project with at least $250 million and calls it “God’s will.”

The town of Ave Maria is being constructed around Ave Maria University, the first Catholic university to be built in the United States in about 40 years. Both are set to open next year about 25 miles east of Naples in southwestern Florida.

The town and the university, developed in partnership with the Barron Collier Co., an agricultural and real estate business, will be set on 5,000 acres with a European-inspired town center, a massive church and what planners call the largest crucifix in the nation, at nearly 65 feet tall. Monaghan envisions 11,000 homes and 20,000 residents.

Monaghan said that in his community, stores will not sell pornographic magazines, pharmacies will not carry condoms or birth control pills, and cable television will have no X-rated channels.

[Source: CNN]

Civil libertarians are already threatening to sue, saying that the plan is unconstitutional.

Personally, I’m amazed at how many people are convinced they’re carrying God’s will and listening to his voice!

George Bush suddenly became a war prophet, this guy is creating his own kingdom of heaven, Pat Robertson is from a weird other planet, and this is just talking about the US.
The same can be seen all over the world, and of course we have our share of weirdos.

What’s really weird is that in the end it’s the same God, but everyone seems to be tuning in to a different broadcast!

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