Justice Department Sides With Virginia Church

Says Stay-at-home order unfairly targeted religious gatherings. 

On Sunday, lawyers from the Department of Justice announced that they had filed a statement of interest supporting a lawsuit filed by a Virginia church against the state. The lawsuit argues that Governor Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order unfairly targeted religious gatherings, and violated the first amendment. The DOJ’s statement of interest argues that the church has a  “strong case.”

The statement of interest went on to point out that the Virginia order did not prevent secular venues from having gatherings of more than 10 people. “Permitting similar opportunities for in-person gatherings of more than 10 individuals, while at the same time prohibiting churches from gathering in groups of more than 10… has impermissibly interfered with the church’s free exercise of religion,” according to the DOJ. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would give the lawyers at the Justice Department wisdom on the best course of action to take.
  • That the federal courts hearing this lawsuit would be guided to perfect justice. 
  • For God to lead Attorney General Barr in the best way to lead the Justice Department. 

Sources: The Hill, CNN, Fox News


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