Arizona City Forbids Bible studies in homes; Threatens Pastor

Banished! City forbids Bible studies in homes'This letter will serve as a 10-day written notice to quit such use' Posted: March 13, 2010 12:20 am Eastern

By Bob Unruh © 2010 WorldNetDaily

The city of Gilbert, Ariz., has ordered a group of seven adults to stop gathering for Bible studies in a private home because such meetings are forbidden by the city's zoning codes.

The issue was brought to a head when city officials wrote a letter to a pastor and his wife informing them they had 10 days to quit having the meetings in their private home.

The ban, however, prompted a response from the Alliance Defense Fund, which filed an appeal with the city as the first step in its campaign to overturn a provision it describes as illegal.