California Churches Win Big Against Gov. Newsom Over COVID Restrictions
A California District judge has issued a statewide injunction against COVID restrictions that were placed against churches and other places of worship after a local church and Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a settlement on the matter.
The judge issued the injunction on Monday, right after Harvest Rock Church and Newsom, who imposed super ridiculous restrictions on indoor activity as a response to the pandemic, came to an agreement.
“This is a momentous day for churches in America. After nearly a year-long battle defending our religious freedoms, our lawsuit has reached a permanent settlement in our favor,” Pastor Ché Ahn went on to say.
In the settlement, Newsom agreed to pay $1.35 million to reimburse the church’s attorney fees and costs.
The settlement and injunction come a month after the governor lifted restrictions against church and religious gatherings, following a Supreme Court ruling that the state could not enforce the restrictions.
Well, it looks like the First Amendment is still alive and well in America after all, folks. Not every judge seems to be on the Democratic Party payroll. That bodes well for future battles churches in other parts of the country face as they attempt to get back to meeting regularly in person, just as God commanded.