Laying fines on Christians in this country for practicing and teaching their faith from their homes seems pretty ridiculous. Does it not? Well it is not so ridiculous. Some people holding bible studies in their homes are unaware that they are doing something wrong and are receiving fines of $300.00 on the West Coast. In a few cities such as San Juan Capistrano in sunny California, officials are enforcing city code section 9-3.301. It does not allow for people to conduct bible studies in their homes without a conditional use permit. Obtaining that permit can be rather costly.
Some are saying city ordinances are broken, because bible study for small groups being conducted in someone’s home is tantamount to a religious organization conducting services which the city code prohibits in residential neighborhoods without a conditional-use permit. That is pretty outlandish since the city of San Juan Capistrano was founded as a Christian Mission! Read more here.
I know this is not in the same category with the heavy persecution of Christians in other countries, especially Islamic ones where one can be put to death for doing anything in relation to Christianity, but American believers in the Lord Jesus Christ should not ignore, lay down and allow the taking away of our “faith practice” freedoms one iota.