Court sides with John MacArthur over church services

Aug 17, 2020 by

by Jennifer Lee, Christian Today:

John MacArthur’s church has been told it can hold indoor worship with singing and no limit on the number of people attending.

In-person services have continued to take place at MacArthur’s Grace Community Church in defiance of California’s lockdown orders. MacArthur, whose church is located in Sun Valley, has maintained that the lockdown restrictions go too far.

The battle escalated when MacArthur filed a lawsuit against the state of California. Last week, Los Angeles County then moved to impose a restraining order to stop the services taking place.

The lawsuit filed against California questioned why protesters were allowed to gather in their thousands while congregations were being restricted.

“When many went to the streets to engage in ‘political’ or ‘peaceful’ protests purportedly against racism and police brutality, these protestors refused to comply with the pandemic restrictions,” the church argued.

“Instead of enforcing the public health orders, public officials were all too eager to grant a de facto exception for these favored protestors.

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