Gavin Newsom gets bad news: California church lockdowns appealed to Supreme Court

California is going back into lockdown, and its governor, the hapless Gavin Newsom, is making sure that churches and other religious institutions bear the brunt of the restrictive measures.

Nevermind that Newsom himself was recently caught cavorting at an expensive Napa valley restaurant indoors, with greater than 10 people in attendance – a clear violation of his own policies.

California churches have had enough of the double standards. And they’re looking to take their case to the Supreme Court.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Two California churches on Friday appealed to the Supreme Court for an emergency injunction against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus restrictions, days after the state revamped its shutdown orders.

The appeal, which came in the same week a group of Catholic churches and Jewish synagogues submitted a similar petition to the Supreme Court, accuses Newsom of imposing his gathering restrictions unfairly and violating the First Amendment’s free exercise clause. The Supreme Court this summer rejected two other such petitions from churches in Nevada and California, respectively.

Newsom announced on Monday that he is pulling the “emergency brake” on the state and moving 41 of its 58 counties back into the most strict shutdown stage. The churches, Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry, both of which have campuses in affected counties, alleged that the new restrictions open a new front in their nine-month battle with Newsom.

Both churches “said they received notice from California officials warning that violation of the restrictions, which Newsom has readjusted several times since March, could result in up to a year in prison and fines for pastors and church staff.”

Let that sink in for a minute. Up to a year in jail for worshiping God in the state of California. 

Meanwhile, Newsom and his cronies in the legislature and the state public health agencies are breaking their own rules.

If the Supreme Court doesn’t strike down this tyranny, we’re through as a nation. Our liberties hang by a thread.

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  3. The coronavirus was the beginning of the communist movement in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA!!!! The more they can get away with now the easier it will be on the government officials. They are trying to lure us to sleep. Everyone needs to write to the Supreme Court about our rights as an American! I have already and I questioned the validity of the presidential election to the court!!

  4. This governor doesn’t have the brains he was born with. Who on earth voted for him. A witch in Michigan and a docked in California!

      1. There is a recall petition out there for Gavin Newsom to be recalled people, find it and sign it and get it in.
        Time is running out…. the only way to get these non essential politicians out of office is to vote them out or
        to recall them and get them kicked out of office. Stop whining and do something about it.

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