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11 Bizarre Church Laws That Could Send You To Jail

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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.

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

Delaware
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In Rehoboth it is illegal to whisper in church.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Texas
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It is illegal to go to church in disguise.

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

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