Ocean Grove, NJ - Yes, it's still a theocracy. And, it's taxpayer funded.
The following complaint was filed with the New Jersey ACLU on Sunday, June 28, 2009, online:
Beach access denied on Sunday mornings in Ocean Grove, NJ.
Please see photos and descriptions at my website, www.wordswillnever.com.
This beach is taxpayer funded. I am an atheist and my tax money funds my non-access to the beach.
The owners of the beach, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, can remedy this situation in one of two ways: 1)Pay up all their back taxes that they have not paid by having a Green Acres Tax Exemption all these years that they have been denying beach access. Forgo future tax exemption and keep denying beach access any which way they like. 2) Allow beach access, paid or not, their choice, on Sunday mornings.
Let's keep Ocean Grove safe. There are many rules posted on signs everywhere in god's square mile. In the spirit of public service, I plan to document and report dangerous situation in need of repair by the leasehold owners of the Ocean Grove "commons/public areas" that are currently Tax Exempt. Oh, brother! These are injuries and lawsuits waiting to happen. OGCMA take action!
Sunday, June 28, 2009, 12:07 PM, Ocean Grove, NJ, clean water, clear skies, 89 degrees F, empty beach. Just the way god wants it, taxpayer financed. Amen?