Idaho Residents Arrested at City Hall for Singing Hymns Maskless to Push Back Against Mask Mandate

Idaho Residents Arrested at City Hall for Singing Hymns Maskless to Push Back Against Mask Mandate

MOSCOW, Idaho — A religious gathering at City Hall in Moscow, Idaho resulted in several arrests after some of those gathered were taken into custody for not complying with police directives after defying COVID-related restrictions, including not wearing masks — a mandate that was extended to Jan. 5 by city council. According to the Moscow-Pullman […]

Professors Propose Making COVID Vaccinations Mandatory: ‘Do Not Honor Religious Objections’

Professors Propose Making COVID Vaccinations Mandatory: ‘Do Not Honor Religious Objections’

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In an article recently published by USA Today, three professors at Case Western Reserve University — two of whom are doctors — call for COVID vaccinations to be mandatory, with no allowance for religious objections. They also suggest that “disincentives” be imposed to ensure compliance, from the revocation of certain government benefits, to […]

California Bans Singing in Church Over Coronavirus Spread

California Bans Singing in Church Over Coronavirus Spread

(KTLA via CNN Wire) — While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can’t sing. The state, to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic, has temporarily banned singing and chanting in places of worship. “Practices and performances present an increased likelihood for transmission of COVID-19 through contaminated exhaled droplets and should occur through […]

Minneapolis Burning: Violence, Riots Break out in City Following the Killing of George Floyd by Police

Minneapolis Burning: Violence, Riots Break out in City Following the Killing of George Floyd by Police

MINNEAPOLIS (The Daily Beast) — Flames and black smoke poured into the sky here early Thursday as protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with multiple local businesses and residential buildings near police headquarters set ablaze and at least one person fatally shot in the area. Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder […]

Breaking: 9th Circuit Upholds Calif. Gov. Newsom’s Ban on In-Person Church Services in 2-1 Decision

Breaking: 9th Circuit Upholds Calif. Gov. Newsom’s Ban on In-Person Church Services in 2-1 Decision

(Newsmax) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that Democratic California Gavin Newsom’s ban on in-person church services during the coronavirus pandemic can stand. In a split ruling, the court said the government’s emergency powers supercede what in typical times would be fundamental constitutional rights, the Washington Times reported. The lawsuit, filed by […]

President Trump Says He’s ‘Correcting Injustice’ by Making ‘Houses of Worship’ ‘Essential’ and Will ‘Override the Governors’

President Trump Says He’s ‘Correcting Injustice’ by Making ‘Houses of Worship’ ‘Essential’ and Will ‘Override the Governors’

(Fox News) – President Trump on Friday announced that new Centers for Disease Control guidance will classify houses of worship as “essential,” as he called on governors to allow them to open “right now” after being closed during the coronavirus lockdowns. Trump announced the policy for churches, synagogues and mosques, during a short briefing at the […]

Oregon Judge Rules Gov. Brown’s Church Restrictions ‘Null and Void,’ but State Supreme Court Reinstates Them

Oregon Judge Rules Gov. Brown’s Church Restrictions ‘Null and Void,’ but State Supreme Court Reinstates Them

PORTLAND, Ore. (The Oregonian) — In a late Monday ruling, the Oregon Supreme Court stepped in to put a hold on a dramatic decision by an eastern Oregon judge that declared not only Gov. Kate Brown’s restrictions on church gatherings “null and void” but all her “Stay Home Save Lives’’ coronavirus emergency orders. State Supreme Court Presiding […]

NY Gov. Cuomo: Churches Will Be Among the Last Places Permitted to Reopen, Says ‘Nothing to Do With Religion’

NY Gov. Cuomo: Churches Will Be Among the Last Places Permitted to Reopen, Says ‘Nothing to Do With Religion’

Syracuse, N.Y. (Syracuse.com) — Churches and other houses of worship will be among the last things to reopen in New York state, along with concert halls and stadiums. Religious institutions will be part of phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s four-phase reopening plan. That’s because they invite large gatherings, which are a big concern as […]

City Council in Calif. Declares All Businesses in the City ‘Essential,’ Defying Gov. Newsom’s Order

City Council in Calif. Declares All Businesses in the City ‘Essential,’ Defying Gov. Newsom’s Order

COALINGA, Calif. (KFSN) — Coalinga declared all businesses in the city “essential,” defying California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s emergency ‘shelter in place’ order. The Coalinga City Council passed the resolution in a 4-1 vote on Thursday evening. The resolution said that all businesses in the city are allowed to stay open and operate ‘for the duration […]

Mayor in Miss. Outlaws In-Person Church Services, Christians Ticketed $500 Each for Meeting in Cars

Mayor in Miss. Outlaws In-Person Church Services, Christians Ticketed $500 Each for Meeting in Cars

GREENVILLE, Miss. — Police in Mississippi ticketed more than 20 Christians on Wednesday evening who were sitting in their vehicles listening to a sermon from their pastor. The crackdown occurred as the mayor and city council of Greenville have issued an executive order banning in-person church services, including drive-in gatherings where attendees simply stay in […]

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