Thursday, May 28, 2009

Uninvited guests

I love those Hallmark movies about government agencies regulating the lives of American citizens living their lives and minding their own business. It always starts with a knock on the door and free speech as the door mat.
Wipe your feet. Government control really stains the carpet.

Couple: County Trying To Stop Home Bible Studies

POSTED: 5:31 pm PDT May 25, 2009
UPDATED: 7:43 am PDT May 28, 2009
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.

Bring out Saul Alinksy's, "Rules for Radicals" and hide the bibles in the cookie jars. The government is here.
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.'"
They also say "hello" and "my name is". Notify the AA.
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.
Those religious nuts love their small groups and snack foods. Gotta put a stop to that because of global warming or something.
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.
Baking cookies is out without a food handlers permit. It's Keeblers or it's nothing. Make the choice.
"If the county thinks they can shut down groups of 10 or 15 Christians meeting in a home, what about people who meet regularly at home for poker night? What about people who meet for Tupperware parties? What about people who are meeting to watch baseball games on a regular basis and support the Chargers?" said Broyles.
Good point. Chargers fans may also utter the name of Jesus. No more Friday Night Football without assemble permits.

Posted by Tara Lynn

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