William Barr just dropped the hammer on one Democrat coronavirus scheme
Democrats are salivating over the possibility of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic for political gain.
But they just got hit with one big reality check.
And William Barr just dropped the hammer on one Democrat coronavirus scheme.
Democrats across the country are using the coronavirus as an excuse to wage war on Christians.
Kentucky’s Democrat Governor dispatched a goon squad to churches on Easter Sunday to photograph the license plates of worshippers and threaten them with arrest unless they observed a 14-day quarantine.
In Greenville, Mississippi, police handed out $500 tickets to anyone who attended a drive-in Easter service where no one ever left their car.
The Department of Justice finally said enough was enough by filing a Statement of Interest in the Greenville case explaining that the city discriminated against drive-in religious services because residents were still allowed to get drive-in food service.
The Statement of Interest read:
But even in times of emergency, when reasonable and temporary restrictions are placed on rights, the First Amendment and federal statutory law prohibit discrimination against religious institutions and religious believers. Thus, government may not impose special restrictions on religious activity that do not also apply to similar nonreligious activity. For example, if a government allows movie theaters, restaurants, concert halls, and other comparable places of assembly to remain open and unrestricted, it may not order houses of worship to close, limit their congregation size, or otherwise impede religious gatherings. Religious institutions must not be singled out for special burdens. …
…The City of Greenville fined congregants $500 per person for attending these parking lot services – while permitting citizens to attend nearby drive-in restaurants, even with their windows open. The City appears to have thereby singled churches out as the only essential service (as designated by the state of Mississippi) that may not operate despite following all CDC and state recommendations regarding social distancing.
Many Americans cheered this decision.
While there is no doubt government has an interest in the public health it still has to abide by the Constitution.
President Trump’s administration aims to both manage the public health crisis and protect God-given rights such as the free exercise of religion.