Did you hear about this?
A San Diego County official in Southern California is threatening to fine a local minister and his wife for having people over for a Bible study each week.
Somehow the county official heard about the Bible study, confronted the homeowners about it, and asked them, “Do you have a regular meeting in your home?” She also asked if they say things like, “Praise the Lord,” or “Amen.”
According to the county official, the couple’s Bible study is against county regulations, and a few days after her visit, the couple recieved a written warning saying they were unlawfully using their land and needed to apply for a permit to hold a religious meeting at their home – something that could cost up into the thousands of dollars.
I sure hope San Francisco County officials don’t follow the example of this one in San Diego. If word were to get out at City Hall about what me and my friends do in private homes each week (i.e. have Bible studies), we’d be in major trouble.
What do you think – would any of you be willing to send me a few thousand dollars to buy a permit so that I could lawfully have a Bible study with a few people in a private residence? :p
Outrageous? What do you think?