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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Two or three Catholic families would be over the limit!

I guess two or three Catholic families saying grace before meals might trigger a county investigation in San Diego:

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.'"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.

5 comments:

Peter Brown said...

Shoot, I think we've got one family in this town that would make that limit all by themselves! I know for a fact that we've had more than 15 to dinner (with grace said) on several occasions, and we're only a family of five ourselves.

Peace,
--Peter

Karen said...

Hmm...are we going to see the loss of religious freedom in this country? You can't help but get that impression when you read stories like this.
I suspect the couple in question might have had a neighbor who complained about cars on the street or something of that nature.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Unbelievable.

Catholic Mom said...

Karen,
I had the same thought about a disgruntled neighbor. The county investigator asked questions about religion in order to accuse them of using their home as a church. If the weekly gathering had been to watch a football game there would have been no recourse for a neighbor's complaint. [Unless there were too many Hail Mary passes :)]

Colleen said...

This is unbelievable. Have people in this country gone insane?