Broyles said, “The county asked, Do you have a regular meeting in your home? She said, Yes. Do you say amen? Yes. Do you pray? Yes. Do you say praise the Lord? Yes.”
The county employee notified the couple that the small bible study, with an average of 15 people attending, was in violation of county regulations, according to Broyles.
Broyles said a few days later the couple received a written warning that listed “unlawful use of land” and told them to “stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit” — a process that could cost tens of thousands of dollars.