I've personally know Christians and Christian pastors who have been fined and imprisoned for "illegal" home Bible studies.
But that was in a different country---far, far away. Not here.
Chuck and Stephanie Fromm have been fined $300 for hosting a Bible study in their home in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
The municipal code prohibits "religious, fraternal or non-profit" organizations in residential neighborhoods with out a conditional use permit.
So the city has fined them.
The Fromms do not have, nor are they starting an "organization". It is a gathering of like minded friends getting together to study the Bible in a private home.
The city says one person in the upscale neighborhood complained.
The city is wrong on this one and that's probably why they are not returning calls on the matter.
The bigger question may be; can one person take away the freedom of another in matters of religious beliefs and gatherings in private homes? Clearly the city code has not been broken.
It's happening too often. A few vocal homosexual activists have re-defined many aspects of our culture and continue to do so with the support of a complicit press and an extreme left President. At the expense of millions of Americans who believe otherwise.
It seems a small minority is moving America away from our founding principles and faith.
And now one person can deny a couple religious freedom in their own home.
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