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Supreme Court Sides With Churches Against California’s COVID Restrictions That Limit Indoor Worship Services


The Supreme Court has backed churches again!

The Supreme court recently sided with churches that argued that California’s Covid restrictions that limit worship services are in violation of their religious liberty.

The justices sent the dispute between Harvest Rock International Ministry and California Gov. Gavin Newsom back to a lower court and asked for Newsom’s side to review their decision in New York.

It looks like Newsom and Gov. Cuomo of New York both tried to shut down churches but the Supreme Court put them in their place.

CNN covered the story and added these details:

The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a California ministry that argued the state’s Covid-related restrictions on indoor services violated its religious liberty rights, the court’s second such ruling on pandemic guidelines for churches in two weeks.

In an unsigned order, the justices sent the dispute between the Harvest Rock International Ministry and California Gov. Gavin Newsom back to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals to further consider the case in light of its ruling from last week when the court blocked similar restrictions in New York.

The case is the latest to reach the high court pitting supporters of religious liberty against state and local officials trying to protect individuals from Covid-19. The justices have already been bitterly divided on the issue.

The AP News dropped these details:

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a lower federal court to reexamine California restrictions on indoor religious services in areas hard hit by the coronavirus in light of the justices’ recent ruling in favor of churches and synagogues in New York.

Last week, the Supreme Court split 5-4 in holding that New York could not enforce certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues.

With a sharp increase in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has put most of the state under heightened restrictions, which include a ban on indoor singing and chanting.

God truly heard the prayers of his people in California!


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