Thursday, May 28, 2009

This is SCARY!! Seriously.

Hello, Friends..

It's been a while since I've done a "real" post here as I tend to take the easy way out and post videos/email when I'm short on time. Well, tonight I'm sharing an email that came from a VERY RELIABLE SOURCE. (It's NOT a forward) If you want to read the article for yourself online click HERE.

To say that I was BLOWN AWAY by this story is an understatement. Whether one claims to be a person of faith, or none at all, we should still have the right to meet with anyone we choose in our own homes as long as what we're doing isn't illegal. (The family that's being persecuted is CLEARLY being attacked because they are Christians)


I could go on all day about this, but instead I'm going to share the email and invite you to sign a petition at the end. Here goes...


"A San Diego pastor and his wife have been told they cannot have a Bible study in their home. The couple says they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, then threatened with ever increasing fines if they refuse to stop the Bible study. (See news article here)

According to the couple's attorney, they were questioned about the Bible study. "'Do you have a regular meeting in your home?" The pastor's wife replied, "Yes." "Do you say 'amen'?" the official asked. "Yes," she replied. "Do you pray?" Again she said, "Yes." "Do you say 'praise the Lord'?" Another "Yes." The official told the pastor and his wife they were in violation of county rules.

The Bible study usually has an average of about 15 people.

A few days later they got a written warning that listed the home Bible study an "unlawful use of land." They were notified to "stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit," which could cost them thousands of dollars.

Could a small poetry club meet regularly in a home? Apparently, yes. What about a Cub Scout meeting? Evidently, yes. What if they meet regularly to watch Monday Night Football? Obviously, yes."



Click HERE to sign the petition supporting the couple's right to hold the small Bible study in their home. The petition will go to the San Diego Board of Supervisors.


(Email sent by afr.net and they did request it be passed along to everyone in our address book)





Seriously. They whole issue here is Christianity. It's obvious with questions like.....


"Do you say 'amen'?"

"Do you pray?"

"Do you say 'praise the Lord'?"





Please feel free to copy this and forward it to your friends... and/or post it to your blogs/sites.


Thanks for your time..
Love,

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

I cannot believe this!!!

Count me in...signed, sealed and delivered!!

Thanks for sharing Tonya!!

April said...

Tonya~
This is completely outrageous! As Christians, it's high time we find our voices and take a stand! I'm definitely including my "John Henry"! You know you can count on me!

Susan said...

Tonya, I just read that article this morning, blown away!!

Well, looks like things are just moving right along, Jesus is coming back SOON!!!!!!!!

I'll sign!!

Thanks for sharing...

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Tonya~
Since my husband and I are involved in pastoral ministry, I've been following this story, and it is simply heart breaking.

I tell you...Christians need to wake up and realize what's coming to America. For far TOO long, we've taken for granted our religious freedoms, and rights...and NOW...it appears that they are slowly being striped away.

Now, more than ever...we need to seek the throne room of Christ...stand up...and be the TRUE church!!

Although this type of story can "rattle" us to the core, and make us upset, or worried, or fearful....BUT...I believe it also can give us much excitement..and JOY...why??? Because Jesus' return...is SO soon!!!!

PTL..

Love ya girlie!

Jennifer said...

That is unbelieveable! I definitely will sign - and thanks for the link!

He And Me + 3 said...

That is absolutely unbelievable. I am shocked...but wait, with the way things are going I guess i shoul have expected it. Prayer is needed for sure. I will sign.

Martha said...

This is plain ridiculous, an obvious attack on Christianity and I am appauled! I hope they will come to their senses soon or this will be another huge step towards losing our freedom as followers of Christ :(

Christy said...

I wish I could say I am shocked, but I'm not. Sad I am though. Sad that our country is not a GODLY country, but a country that Satan most definitely has a strong hold on and sadly many people will and do continue to stick their head into the sand over these sorts of issues. Revelations may not be beautiful like Psalms, but it speaks of the truth and I believe we're at the very least in the beginnings.

We have to stand up for CHRIST.

God Bless