V-I-C-T-O-R-Y in California! In the middle of the night, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 6-3 ruling in our case against runaway Governor Newsom, BLOCKING and INVALIDATING his total ban on indoor worship services because it is unconstitutional.
This is an emergency, TEMPORARY ruling in our case, providing some measure of freedom while we continue to litigate the case in the lower courts. Only the total ban is invalidated, for now. We must still fight (and we will) to invalidate Newsom’s discriminatory percentage capacity limits, and his grossly unconstitutional ban on singing and chanting.
What this means for now: THIS Sunday, California churches are free to have indoor services. (YES!!!) Newsom may NOT enforce his unconstitutional total ban on indoor worship.
He may, however, continue to [try to] enforce a 25% capacity limit on church auditoriums, and a ban on singing and chanting, until we win the case in the lower court.
We have more work yet to do, and we are not letting up. But this measure of freedom has been long overdue. We have been fighting against Newsom’s dictatorial discrimination for almost one year now. We have “lost” in the lower courts more times than I can remember. We didn’t give up, and you sustained us with your prayers. This God-appointed midnight victory at the Supreme Court is sweet! Soli Deo Gloria.
#LibertyCounsel press release in first comment.
“Writing for herself and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, [ACB] said it wasn’t clear at this point whether the singing ban was being applied ‘across the board.’
She wrote that ‘if a chorister can sing in a Hollywood studio but not in her church, California’s regulations cannot be viewed as neutral,’ triggering a stricter review by courts. The justices said the churches who sued can submit new evidence to a lower court that the singing ban is not being applied generally.”
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