Home Bible Study Fined in California:
You can click on the link to read the rest."Did you ever think you’d see the day in America when the government would harass you for studying the Bible in your own home? That day has finally come, and it’s a danger to the home church movement that’s spreading across the US.A Southern California city is demanding that a small home Bible study group stop meeting unless they obtain a cost-prohibitive permit.Homeowners Chuck and Stephanie Fromm were fined $300 for holding the Bible study."
I'm not sure what bugs me more: the fact that this family got fined for having a Bible study in their home or the fact that the group which is "not affiliated with any particular church nor are they seeking to establish a church in the home" actually IS the church gathered together <<--->> but if they were to admit to that then the local authorities would have every right (according to local law) to fine them every time they gathered without a Conditional Use Permit.
- If this was a law in place in your local area how would you respond to the requirement?
- Would you apply for the permit and play by their rules in order to maintain a fee-free gathering?
- Should an informal Bible study be considered a church gathering?
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