‘Biblical mandate.’ California churches ready to defy Newsom after SCOTUS ruling

‘Biblical mandate.’ California churches ready to defy Newsom after SCOTUS ruling
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, Wabaunsee, KS. 1862 Wikipedia - By Douglas McCleery - Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division Historic American Buildings Survey HABS: KANS,99-WABAU,1-1, Public Domain, Link

[Ed. – Yes, Newsom has behaved abominably, but this type of defiance can be dangerous and costly.]

Greg Fairrington, pastor of a Rocklin megachurch that’s been defying California’s pandemic restrictions on indoor churchgoing, opened Sunday’s service by pulling out his cell phone and reading aloud from a fresh U.S. Supreme Court decision.

“There is no world in which the Constitution tolerates a color-coded executive edict that opens liquor stores … and bike shops but shutters churches,” Fairrington said, quoting the opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch.

The pastor then looked out at his congregants at Destiny Church and shouted: “The Supreme Court of the United States of America — yeah! We have a biblical mandate and First Amendment rights!” What appeared to be a large crowd of worshippers, packed closely together, roared its approval.

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