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.
A pastor and his wife hold Bible study in their homes - and are charged with a land use violation. I could understand if there had a large group meeting regularly and holding outdoor services with amplifiers, but a Bible study? My mail carrier meets on First Fridays at a local home nearby with about a dozen other people for praying the Rosary - so is Santa Ana going to get involved?
I am curious to know - how did the county find out about this? Nosy neighbor who didn't like Christians parking their car on the street?