Skip to comments.Trump Administration DOJ defends Freedom of Religion
Posted on 05/04/2020 1:19:10 PM PDT by street_lawyer
The Department of Justice announced it will aid a Virginia church suing Gov. Ralph Northam after a pastor was threatened with jail time or a $2,500 fine for hosting a 16-person church service on Palm Sunday. According to Northams shelter-in-place restrictions, churches cannot hold services with more than 10 people.
The DOJ filed a Statement of Interest in a Virginia federal court citing freedom of religion in support of Lighthouse Fellowship Church, a congregation in Chincoteague Island, Virginia. According to the DOJs statement, the congregation serves, among others, recovering drug addicts and former prostitutes.
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**Under the direction of Attorney General William Barr, the DOJ will work hand-in-hand to uphold religious liberty cases throughout the country. The DOJ plans to file in cases that have important issues of religious liberty in courts at every level, from trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States.**
This is good to see. I am so tired of churches being discriminated against. They are an essential part of our society. Just read the founding fathers’ documents for the proof.