“Whenever two or more of you gather in My Name, you need a $10,000 permit”
The City of San Diego says that when 10 or 15 Christians meet in a home for Bible Study that it is an unlawful use of the land and that permits costing tens of thousands of dollars are required.
“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.'”
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.
Whenever the government does not like a particular behavior, someone always gets the idea that they can tax it or regulate it out of existence. Only problem is that Americans have this funny notion about the free exercise of religion. You can’t single out and prohibit Bible studies while allowing poker night, tupperware parties, meetings of the local environmental committee, or even gatherings of disgruntled divorcees. Nope, ban one and you gotta ban them all.
I would also like to remind our overreaching bureaucrat friends in San Diego that folks who cling to religion and the first amendment are also usually fond of the second amendment as well. Just sayin’.
Foxnews has covered the story.