Diary

Crackdown on Bible study in San Diego

Cross posted from The Fallen World.

I came across this yesterday. It seems that a couple in San Diego have been entertaining a bible study with about 10 – 15 people every week. Seems harmless, right? Not so fast. The couple have been threatened with escalating fines if they continue their studies. Particularly disturbing is the line of questioning reportedly carried out by a county official. “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.'”

Is this the United States? As far as I know, we still have a Constitution. However, beyond the first amendment issues here what does this say about our society? We now have people of faith threatened with the power of the state coming down on them for the unspeakable of act of worship and study of God’s word.

The pastor, his family, as well as the county officials involved are all in need of prayer.