Category: Religion

Supreme Court lifts California’s pandemic ban on in-home religious services. Roberts sides with liberal justices.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled late Friday night that California cannot ban in-home religious services while allowing other similar activities in the secular world, once again ruling in favor of religious liberty in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 5-4 ruling was led by the court’s most conservative justices, including newest member Amy Coney Barrett, while Chief Justice John Robert’s once again joined the liberal bloc as he has during the COVID-19 outbreak.

After Gorsuch sides with liberals, new precedent cited in trans case against Catholic hospital

A Catholic hospital in Maryland is facing a lawsuit from a transgender male that cites new Supreme Court precedent established last month when Trump-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the liberal justices on the court.

Climate expert: Young people think the world is ending. There’s no science for any of it

Michael Shellenberger has been an environmentalist for decades. But, he recently came to the realization that the hysteria surrounding climate change and the view of a looming apocalypse were overhyping and even mischaracterizing our ever-changing globe.

Singing in houses of worship banned by CA governor Gavin Newsom

Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting.

Updated COVID-19 guidelines issued Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health require churches and other houses of worship to “discontinue singing and chanting activities.”

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article243973397.html#storylink=cpy

Fauci: not safe to distribute communion, but ‘sex with strangers’ your choice

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of President Donald Trump’s top coronavirus advisors, has called on the Church not to distribute Holy Communion during the coronavirus pandemic, but last month said sex with strangers is fine “if you’re willing to take a risk.”

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services, Roberts sides with liberals (again)

Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area.

Mississippi church suing over coronavirus restrictions burned down in arson attack

The First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs was suing government officials over the authoritarian lockdown after police ordered church members to disperse on Easter Sunday.

The church fought back after it received a citation for violating ‘social distancing’ orders for allowing up to 40 people to congregate for Bible study.

On Wednesday the church was destroyed in a fire.