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Outlawing home bible studies in San Diego

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Jase    12,487

http://www.10news.com/news/19562217/detail.html

SAN DIEGO -- A local pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, who then threatened them with escalating fines if they continued to hold bible studies in their home, 10News reported.

Attorney Dean Broyles of The Western Center For Law & Policy was shocked with what happened to the pastor and his wife.

Broyles said, "The county asked, 'Do you have a regular meeting in your home?' She said, 'Yes.' 'Do you say amen?' 'Yes.' 'Do you pray?' 'Yes.' 'Do you say praise the Lord?' 'Yes.'" local;kw=news+square+19562217;ad=true;pgtype=detail;tile=6;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?

The county employee notified the couple that the small bible study, with an average of 15 people attending, was in violation of county regulations, according to Broyles.

Broyles said a few days later the couple received a written warning that listed "unlawful use of land" and told them to "stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit" -- a process that could cost tens of thousands of dollars.

"For churches and religious assemblies there's big parking concerns, there's environmental impact concerns when you have hundreds or thousands of people gathering. But this is a different situation, and we believe that the application of the religious assembly principles to this bible study is certainly misplaced," said Broyles.

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Jase    12,487

nope, not buying it.

lol

seems pretty reasonable to me.

A neighbor got tired of people parking in front of his house every week so he called code enforcement.

If written notice was really given as the article says, then it should be easily verified.

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g5jamz    1,128

I bet if it was an Obama's press conference viewing party nothing would've been said.

That's akin to a religous experience to some Obama-bowlers.

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Zod    14,969

seems pretty reasonable to me.

A neighbor got tired of people parking in front of his house every week so he called code enforcement.

If written notice was really given as the article says, then it should be easily verified.

Oh I am sure something happened, but...

Broyles said, "The county asked, 'Do you have a regular meeting in your home?' She said, 'Yes.' 'Do you say amen?' 'Yes.' 'Do you pray?' 'Yes.' 'Do you say praise the Lord?' 'Yes.'"

lol

yeah right.

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