Sarah Pulliam Bailey: When the Zoning Board Closes Your Church |

Sarah Pulliam Bailey at What counts as a church? Chuck and Stephanie Fromm recently found out. After hosting several periodic Bible studies for up to 50 people in their home in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., the Fromms were fined $300 for violating a city ordinance that prohibits groups of three or more people from gathering without a permit.