According to a story from FOX News, a couple in San Diego will be required to get a permit if they wish to continue to host a small Bible study in their private home.
“On Good Friday we had an employee from San Diego County come to our house, and inform us that the Bible study that we were having was a religious assembly, and in violation of the code in the county.” David Jones told FOX News.
“We told them this is not really a religious assembly — this is just a Bible study with friends. We have a meal, we pray, that was all,” Jones said.
A few days later, the couple received a written warning that cited “unlawful use of land,” ordering them to either “stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit,” the couple’s attorney Dean Broyles told San Diego news station 10News.
But the major use permit could cost the Jones’ thousands of dollars just to have a few friends over.
Of course, the idea that a permit would be necessary to hold a home Bible study is completely ridiculous and absurd. Our republic was founded to protect, among other liberties, freedom of exercise of religion, but now it seems we’ve been reduced to getting permission from a local bureaucratto to have Bible studies?
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