OC Couple Threatened With $500-Per-Meeting Fines For Home Bible Study « CBS Los Angeles
Homeowners Chuck and Stephanie Fromm, of San Juan Capistrano, were fined $300 earlier this month for holding what city officials called “a regular gathering of more than three people”.
That type of meeting would require a conditional use permit as defined by the city, according to Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), the couple’s legal representation.
The Fromms also reportedly face subsequent fines of $500 per meeting for any further “religious gatherings” in their home, according to PJI.
This is San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, CA, where HOAs and condo associations are everywhere. It is ironic, though, because this city was founded as a mission by Father Junipero Serra.