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California Grudgingly Opens Up Churches

This is why the Democrats want the Supreme Court.

If you want an example of why the Democrats are so eager to take over the Supreme Court by adding additional justices, this is it. The high court recently ruled for people of faith and against the California Nanny State by telling the PC wonderland it must drop its edicts on indoor church services.

California said the measures were due to coronavirus. They were lying. Like in any proto-totalitarian state, those who rule California despise religion, as it is a power above the state. In places like California the state must be supreme over all things. God gets in the way of that.

FNC: “California on Monday lifted its limits on indoor worship services in the face of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the coronavirus public health mandates. However, the state Department of Public Health guidelines still said indoor gatherings were ‘strongly discouraged’ and advised limiting the numbers to 25% of a building’s capacity for the two-highest levels of the state’s four-tier COVID-19 restrictions. The recommended capacity for the two lower levels — those areas with moderate to minimum spread — is 50% capacity.”

“Strongly discouraged”. The state just can’t give up on this one. They know that when people can meet freely and worship it is a direct challenge to the concept of an all powerful PC state. Thus worship of anything other than the state must be crushed. If it currently cannot be, then the orders go out: Take the Supreme Court and with it the power of Americans to think and worship as free individuals.

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“The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the outright ban in a case brought by California churches, although it left in place capacity limits and a ban on singing or chanting. On Friday, however, the Supreme Court ruled that California can’t enforce virus-related limits on home-based religious worship, including Bible studies and prayer meetings. The case involved two residents of Santa Clara County in the San Francisco Bay Area, who wanted to host small, in-person Bible study sessions. California previously announced significant changes will go into effect Thursday that loosen restrictions on gatherings, including allowing indoor concerts and theater performances. The changes come as infection rates have gone down in the state and vaccination numbers have surged,” said FNC.

“Location and capacity limits on places of worship are not mandatory, but are strongly recommended,” the new state advice stated and said the changes were a response to recent court rulings. To say that must have really stuck in their craw.

The Center for American Liberty, which had filed lawsuits against California on this, commented. “Governor Newsom should have done this a long time ago. For over a year, the state of California has targeted the faith community for discriminatory treatment depriving them of their fundamental right to worship.”

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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