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Thursday, December 03, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a blow to California Governor Gavin Newsom's pandemic-related ban on indoor religious services, siding with a church that defied the policy and challenged it as unconstitutional religious discrimination.

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What did you win?

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-12-03 02:20 PM | Reply

...and politicians and other prominent citizens can still have indoor parties at exclusive restaurants like The French Laundry, right?

I mean...that would be a bit extreme.

#2 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-12-03 02:54 PM | Reply

If a "blow" was delivered it's more akin to a light puff of wind than a knock out punch the tone of the article suggests.

But, and here is the big but, there is no injunction in place. Vacating the district court decision leaves the Governor's order in full effect. Another two or three full months could elapse before this case gets back to the Supreme Court. Harvest Rock remains subject to the very regime they sought emergency relief on. This punt leaves the church in a very difficult place. I'm surprised Thomas and Gorsuch did not dissent from the vacatur and remand. (emphasis added) reason.com

#3 | Posted by et_al at 2020-12-03 03:16 PM | Reply

Any church trying to get people to risk their life for a sermon should be shunned as unchristian.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2020-12-03 07:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Pro tip: God helps those who help themselves. Stay home. Religion is about more than showing up for church once a week...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2020-12-03 08:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Faith over fear is not a bad idea... in this case, however, faith over foolishness is also applicable.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2020-12-03 08:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The architecture of some Churches in Europe reflects their understanding the importance of social distancing.

These churches were built when leprosy was a widespread problem.

Are we going to act more primitive then those people?

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2020-12-03 09:36 PM | Reply

Are we going to act more primitive then those people?

#7 | POSTED BY TOR

Of course we are...

#8 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-12-03 10:49 PM | Reply

Also,

'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' Matthew 4:7 (NIV)

#9 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-12-03 10:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"Any church trying to get people to risk their life for a sermon should be shunned as unchristian." sermon haha it's the collection plate they are worried about.

#10 | Posted by THomewood at 2020-12-04 03:15 AM | Reply

The general population is placed at increased risk of COVID19 because these selfish jerks need to have in person services as if God would reject their prayers if they were done virtually. There will be people, who are not members of any church, getting COVID19 because of these people demanding in person services. If some members of the SC contract the disease it would be sad but just.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2020-12-04 09:23 AM | Reply

Let freedumb ring

#12 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-12-04 01:53 PM | Reply

Damn here's hoping these justices are going mask free in their church!

#13 | Posted by Badcat at 2020-12-04 03:42 PM | Reply

"Any church trying to get people to risk their life for a sermon should be shunned as unchristian." sermon haha it's the collection plate they are worried about.

#10 | Posted by THomewood

Since the first lock-downs here is California in mid-March, our church has live-streamed Sunday Mass, which is held outside for those who wish to attend in-person, and a few weeks later they started to stream the daily Masses as well. Since then, my wife and I haven't missed a single 'virtual' Sunday Mass, and my wife tries to 'attend' the daily Masses at least a few times a week. We've also been mailing in our Sunday envelopes, again without missing a single one. In fact, since we're able to, we've upped our weekly donation so at to try and help make-up for what I'm sure has been a shortfall.

Note that we don't intend on returning to in-person services until we've gotten our own inoculations and until the vaccine(s) have started to have a significant and meaningful impact on the overall spread of the COVID. If that takes another six to nine months, so be it.

OCU

#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-12-04 03:44 PM | Reply

Religion is a mental disorder.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2020-12-05 04:05 AM | Reply

Religion is a mental disorder.

#15 | POSTED BY JPW

And it's highly contagious among humans.

Apparently. I had it once myself. Cant say I am even cured. Like an alcoholic I am always in recovery.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-12-05 11:45 AM | Reply

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