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San Diego County Apologizes For Ordering Stop To Home Bible Study
calcatholic.com ^ | June 5, 2009

Posted on 06/05/2009 12:23:29 AM PDT by GonzoII

San Diego County officials agreed Wednesday to rescind a cease-and-desist order issued to a pastor holding a small Bible study in his home. In a letter to the pastor, the county’s chief administrative officer apologized for the incident involving a code enforcement officer who issued the order after reportedly asking the pastor’s wife inappropriately probing questions about the study.

The letter informed Pastor David Jones and his legal counsel Dean Broyles, president of the Western Center for Law & Policy, an Alliance Defense Fund allied organization, that the order was wrongfully issued and that the county would conduct a thorough review of its assembly ordinances and code enforcement officer training.

“Christians should not be punished simply for holding a Bible study in their home, so we are very encouraged by the county’s response and their commitment to immediate corrective action,” said Broyles. “We look forward to working with the county to ensure that the clarification of its ordinances and training of its personnel are implemented promptly and efficiently so that all citizens of San Diego can be assured that their constitutional rights are protected, whether they’re holding Bible studies or hosting Boy Scout meetings.”

“We are confident that, as a result of the county’s statements, Bible studies and prayer meetings held in homes throughout San Diego County will be free from government regulation, as is guaranteed by the First Amendment,” Broyles added.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: antichristianity; apology; biblestudy; firstamendment; persecution; religion; sandiego; zoning
 Who is like unto God?........ Lk:10:18:
 And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven.
1 posted on 06/05/2009 12:23:30 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII
It's about time, they shouldn't have harassed them in the first place.
2 posted on 06/05/2009 12:24:38 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Quix

I can’t remember who was on the original thread...


3 posted on 06/05/2009 12:25:10 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Brad's Gramma

ping...


4 posted on 06/05/2009 12:26:01 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: GonzoII

Sue them anyway, just to teach them a lesson.


5 posted on 06/05/2009 12:26:48 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Thanks, Kim...

:)

This SHOULD have been a non-issue to begin with!!!!!!


6 posted on 06/05/2009 12:28:06 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2)
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To: GonzoII

They are just going to let these Christians get away with it, scot-free?!


7 posted on 06/05/2009 12:30:02 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: GonzoII

So how many provisions of the Bill of Rights did these lunkheads violate?


8 posted on 06/05/2009 12:37:46 AM PDT by tanuki (The only color of a leader that should matter is the color of his spine.)
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To: ABQHispConservative
Sue them anyway, just to teach them a lesson.

No. When someone asks for forgiveness, we must grant it.

9 posted on 06/05/2009 12:38:35 AM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Caligula, just like his Kenyan ancestors, is selling his countrymen into slavery.)
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To: tanuki
So how many provisions of the Bill of Rights did these lunkheads violate?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

10 posted on 06/05/2009 12:47:19 AM PDT by csense
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To: csense

...maybe a little ify on that last one....


11 posted on 06/05/2009 12:48:59 AM PDT by csense
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To: GonzoII

I’d be willing to bet there was some homosexual bureaucrat behind this.


12 posted on 06/05/2009 12:54:06 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: All
Additional Links:

ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND: San Diego - "SAN DIEGO COUNTY APOLOGIZES FOR ORDERING STOP TO HOME BIBLE STUDY" (June 4, 2009)


IN THE U.S.A. - San Diego County - FOX NEWS.com: "COUPLE ORDERED TO STOP HOLDING BIBLE STUDY AT HOME WITHOUT PERMIT" (May 28, 2009)

IN THE U.S.A. - San Diego County: San Diego - 10NEWS.com: "COUPLE: COUNTY TRYING TO STOP HOME BIBLE STUDIES" (SNIPPET: "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.") (Posted May 25, 2009 PDT; Updated May 28, 2009, 1:45 pm PDT)

13 posted on 06/05/2009 1:06:55 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: GonzoII

What(or who)possessed his person to do this???


14 posted on 06/05/2009 1:20:55 AM PDT by screaming eagle2
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To: csense

AMEN, BRUDDA! GIMME THOSE NEGATIVE RIGHTS!


15 posted on 06/05/2009 1:22:40 AM PDT by tanuki (The only color of a leader that should matter is the color of his spine.)
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To: screaming eagle2
"What(or who)possessed his person to do this???"

???

It's called being a "hater".

16 posted on 06/05/2009 3:18:34 AM PDT by VaBthang4 (He Who Watches over Israel will Neither Slumber nor Sleep.)
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To: screaming eagle2
What(or who)possessed his person to do this???

I think high on the list would be public education...

17 posted on 06/05/2009 3:25:12 AM PDT by csense
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To: GonzoII

I suspect some anti-Proposition 8 agitator wanted to punish them durn Christians and their hate-crimes.


18 posted on 06/05/2009 3:31:35 AM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.phawkins.com)
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To: GonzoII

There must be a potentially huge settlement if it goes to court for the County to break out its knee-pads like this.


19 posted on 06/05/2009 3:36:11 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: GonzoII

It isnt over, they wil just find another way to get him.


20 posted on 06/05/2009 4:20:43 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

I didn’t keep track either.


21 posted on 06/05/2009 5:34:53 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: screaming eagle2

I think the code officer’s name should be printed and his/her background
checked. I bet there was political motivation.


22 posted on 06/05/2009 6:08:17 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: GonzoII

PRAISE GOD FOR THIS VICTORY.

THX


23 posted on 06/05/2009 6:24:25 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Cindy

Thank you for posting the links Cindy!


24 posted on 06/05/2009 6:43:11 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Jemian

You are a bigger man than I.


25 posted on 06/05/2009 9:26:29 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: ABQHispConservative

No, I’m not. It would be hard for me, too. In fact, impossible were it not for the work of the Holy Spirit in me. However, Jesus did tell us that we are to forgive as we are forgiven. He lead by example when He said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Those people to whom He was referring didn’t even ask for the forgiveness. He just gave it freely to them.

Sorry to get preachy, but I have some people that I am working through the forgiveness process (you wouldn’t believe what they did to me) and it is something that God has been teaching me. I still find it hard.


26 posted on 06/05/2009 12:35:34 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ If Al Qaeda wants to destroy America, Caligula might beat them to it.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

You’re welcome Kim.


27 posted on 06/05/2009 3:15:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: GonzoII

I’ll know you mean it when you can that code enforcement idiot.


28 posted on 06/05/2009 5:02:42 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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