John MacArthur sues state over worship restrictions
Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church has filed a lawsuit against California over restrictions on indoor worship after the state issued a second lockdown order as part of its response to COVID-19.
MacArthur recently began holding indoor worship services at his Sun Valley-based megachurch despite Gov. Gavin Newsom's most recent lockdown orders prohibiting church gatherings.
The suit was filed Wednesday in Superior Court of the state of California for the County of Los Angeles, North Central District, and names Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Beccera, and other officials, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as defendants....
70 seventy something days of rioting in Portland, OR, & the leftist comrades have no issues with that.
Or BLM attacking the Ronald McDonald House for sick kids in Chicago!
Or zero play from any of the major left media outlets on the 5 year old boy being shot in the head & sadly in front of his young siblings. Because of riding a bike in a Black man neighbor yard, wicked & what a coward!
Not prohibiting the free exercise of religion is what it says. It isn't about government permitting what you believe, while controlling what you do. You don't need State permission to exercise the belief. Well, maybe in China. Legal experts can be such dorks.
Alejandra Molina wrote: .... "As His people, we are subject to His will and commands as revealed in Scripture," the statement reads. "Therefore we cannot and will not acquiesce to a government-imposed moratorium on our weekly congregational worship or other regular corporate gatherings. Compliance would be disobedience to our Lord's clear commands."
That approach is unlikely to hold up in court, say constitutional experts. While the government can't tell people what to believe, it can restrict their actions. That includes restricting religious practices during a pandemic....
excerpt from, "John MacArthur believes the Bible trumps COVID-19 public health orders. Legal scholars say no"