View Full Version : CA couple fined for holding bible service

09-20-2011, 01:15 PM
inside their home. I heard this before. a long time ago. may be the same town

snip: Posted on September 19, 2011

A southern California couple has been fined $300 dollars for holding Christian Bible study sessions in their home, and could face another $500 for each additional gathering.

City officials in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. say Chuck and Stephanie Fromm are in violation of municipal code 9-3.301, which prohibits “religious, fraternal or non-profit” organizations in residential neighborhoods without a permit. Stephanie hosts a Wednesday Bible study that draws about 20 attendees, and Chuck holds a Sunday service that gets about 50.

source (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/california-city-fines-couple-for-holding-bible-study-in-their-home/)

of course this is over the line. god forbid you interrupt muslims from praying in their homes.

09-20-2011, 01:27 PM
A church bought the house next to ours as a rectory when I was a teenager. At first we thought this was a good thing, what better neighbor right? But as Episcopalians we were not prepared for what a Baptist rectory is used for. It was like having a business open up next door. On a narrow street with limited parking, we now had pastoral counseling, youth groups, prayer groups, bible studies, and marriage groups. It went on seven days a week, we honestly wondered what these people used the church and parish hall for because it seemed they congregated mostly at the rector's house.

Then God intervened. During a fierce storm, a gigantic tree from our property fell and crushed the addition on the back of the rector's house. That put him out of business for weeks, and he seemed to have transferred his work elsewhere.