A Phoenix man has been sentenced to two months in jail, three years’ probation and more than $12,000 in fines for using his private home to host weekly Bible studies in violation of the city’s building codes.

“They’re cracking down on religious activities and religious use,” Michael Salman told Fox News Radio. “They’re attacking what I as a Christian do in the privacy of my home.”

However, the Phoenix city prosecutors’ office has insisted that the issue has to do with public safety, not religion.

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