It’s been over a year since the start of the lockdowns, yet some states are still battling harsh restrictions.
Democratic governors and mayors, stretching the limits of their “emergency powers,” seemed to get a kick out of shutting down businesses, schools, and churches.
Religious Americans had to fight tough battles, just to exercise their First Amendment rights.
But, in one city, a federal judge brought down a major restriction.
From Daily Wire:
A federal district judge ruled Thursday that Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 25 percent capacity or 250-person attendance cap on churches was discriminatory and unconstitutional…
The ruling was in response to a lawsuit the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., filed against Bowser in December after she capped church attendance to 50 people regardless of building size.
Woah. Not only did a federal judge knock down the Democrat mayor’s church restrictions, he ruled that her policy was “discriminatory” and “unconstitutional.”
Ouch! We probably all agree that the restrictions on churches violated the First Amendment. But it’s pretty damning for a judge to hit a Democrat with the accusation that their rule was discriminatory.
Remember, these are the same people who claim to fight for minorities. Their entire political platform is built around fighting supposed discrimination.
What can you say about Democrats who are ruled by a federal court that their policies discriminate against people of faith?
I’m thinking of a word that starts with h- and ends with -ypocrite.
Why were Democrats so determined to shut down churches over COVID? Throughout last year and into this year, other states reopened businesses, large venues, and even sporting events. Conservative states allowed churches to gather, with basic precautions in place.
But apparently, Democrats had so little regard to houses of worship, they had no problem with shutting them down or humiliating them with bogus restrictions.
This ruling is just one of many that have come out in recent months in favor of the First Amendment. Most courts, including the Supreme Court, have sided with churches and religious Americans.
It seems that judges don’t like it when governors and mayors—with no input from the people or checks from lawmakers—make wild restrictions on our fundamental rights.
Perhaps the mayor of D.C. will learn from this. But I doubt it.
- A federal judge knocked down a D.C. restriction on churches.
- The court called the Democrat mayor’s restrictions “discriminatory” and “unconstitutional.”
- Courts have frequently sided with churches during the COVID lockdown hysteria.
Source: Daily Wire