11 Bizarre Church Laws That Could Send You To Jail

The Huffington Post 

Some states take their religious services very seriously. Breaking these laws could send you straight from the chapel to the cooler for something as simple as a sneeze. Though these appear to all still be on the books, a lawyer probably wouldn’t have a prayer of successfully prosecuting anyone arrested for eating peanuts in church. At least, we hope not…

Courtesy of DumbLaws.com, here are eleven strange church laws that could get you arrested.

 

Alabama184852930

 It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

 

 Delawarewhisper

In Rehoboth it is illegal to whisper in church.

 

Maine 200222028001 Shotguns must be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack.

 

 Massachussetts129311194 In Boston, it is against the law to eat peanuts while in church.

 

 Mississippidv1535044 Private citizens may arrest anyone who disturbs a church service.

 

Nebraska 75939879 In Omaha, it’s illegal to sneeze or burp during a church service.

 

New York 186843869 In New York City, it is illegal to break wind in church with the intention of causing a disturbance.

North Carolina hu6873001 It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.

Ohio 168507532 It is against the law to kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church without a license.

 

Texas 88622488 It is illegal to go to church in disguise.

 

West Virginia 76132355 In Nicholas County, no clergy members may tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during church services.

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