Fed. judge rules Louisville, KY can’t prohibit ‘parking-lot church’

Fed. judge rules Louisville, KY can’t prohibit ‘parking-lot church’
Drivers honk to signify "Amen!" at parking-lot church service in Oakwood Village, OH. Fox 8 Cleveland video, YouTube

[Ed. – N.B.: it is insane to think there’s any public-health need to prohibit parking-lot church.  People sit in their cars with their windows up and listen via radio.  Judge Walker was appointed by Donald Trump.]

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, cannot halt a local church’s drive-in service planned for Easter, a federal judge on Saturday ruled. …

On Fire Christian Church had sued Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and the city after Fischer announced drive-in style religious gatherings were not allowed on Easter.

U.S. District Judge Justin Walker sided with the church, saying that the city is prohibited from “enforcing; attempting to enforce; threatening to enforce; or otherwise requiring compliance with any prohibition on drive-in church services at On Fire.”

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“On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter,” Walker wrote in his sternly worded 20-page opinion. “That sentence is one that this Court never expected to see outside the pages of a dystopian novel, or perhaps the pages of The Onion.”

Walker added that “The Mayor’s decision is stunning. And it is, ‘beyond all reason,’ unconstitutional.”

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