Isn’t this America??
Over the past few years, a number of families have faced fines and other legal ramifications for hosting home Bible studies.
Recently, Michael Salmanâ€™s caseÂ captured widespread attentionÂ (he was hosting large meetings in a building on his property and was inevitably imprisoned after failing to comply with zoning regulations).Â Then,Â there was a familyÂ that was finedÂ inÂ San Juan Capistrano,Â California,Â for hosting a Bible study without a permit (a situation that was inevitably amended, with the city changing its code).
Now, thereâ€™s yet another case â€” this time involving a Florida family â€” that isÂ capturingÂ headlines. Like theÂ aforementionedÂ cases,Â Shane and Marlen Roessiger, of Venice, are being held accountable for hosting weekly, Friday night home Bible study meetings that include as many as 10 participants.