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 Salman’s case captured widespread attention (he was hosting large meetings in a building on his property and was inevitably imprisoned after failing to comply with zoning regulations). Then, there was a family that was fined in San Juan Capistrano, California, for hosting a Bible study without a permit (a situation that was inevitably amended, with the city changing its code).
Now, there’s yet another case — this time involving a Florida family — that is capturing headlines. Like the aforementioned cases, 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.