Interesting article from San Diego. Apparently a Pastor and his wife were holding a Bible Study in their home, and deputies were dispatched to investigate. The pastor was told that he was to cease and desist the meeting of about 10-15 people in his home. You can read the full article here.
This is what is shocking to me- based on the article, it appears to me that this man was targeted simply because he was a Christian. 10-15 people is not a huge amount of people. My next door neighbor has parties twice as big, and the only thing the police have told him to do is keep the noise down.
Here comes my rant- I am tired of every other demographic in the nation getting special attention, but when it comes to people who are Christian we are treated as second class citizens, simply because we believe in the God of the Bible and choose to worship him.
And here's the kicker- where's the tolerance training for the Christian demographic? Where's the special day, week, month for us? We, the Christians of America are the most racially diverse socio-economic group in the nation. We have young and old, rich and poor, and every single racial group represented in our demographic. Yet the respect and tolerance for our right to 'peaceably assemble' is infringed upon.
I'm all about freedom. I understand that when one persons freedom infringes on another persons freedom, (as may be the case in this instance- if there was parking problems or something) it requires the intervention of another to ensure that that every one's freedom is kept. But for this instance, it appears as if this group was targeted simply because it was Christian.
I'm ranting this morning, I know, but at times I am worried that there will come a day when I will not be free to worship God or congregate with other Christians, and that concerns me.
Be aware. Pray. Be Blessed.