Here's the latest regarding San Diego County's insistence that a local pastor get a permit (and pay a huge fee) to host a home Bible study.
The good news is that the national outcry forced the county to back down. As I suspected, the county was concerned about traffic and parking issues. There are most always two sides to these stories.
In any case, it looks like the code officer was over-zealous, but clearer-thinking county officials prevailed. Just remember, these county officials work for us. Just because some low-level bureaucrat with Paul Blart syndrome makes a stink, you don't have to give up your freedom! We need to obey the law, but so do they . . .