DOJ Files Statement of Interest Supporting D.C. Church

Capitol Hill Baptist has been restricted in holding outdoor worship services.

The Department of Justice filed a statement of interest on Friday in Capitol Hill Baptist Church v. Bowser. The city of Washington, D.C., has refused to allow outdoor worship attendance of more than 100 people under COVID-19 restrictions but has not placed limits on the sizes of outdoor protests or rallies. 

“The right to free exercise of religion and the right to protest are both enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution. We are a nation dedicated to freedom of conscience and freedom of expression. The District of Columbia has, unfortunately, neglected these rights,” Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Eric Drieband said. “The Department of Justice is committed to defending both of these fundamental freedoms and in supporting all Americans’ rights to worship as they choose.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of Justice as it works to ensure and protect religious freedom.
  • For the leaders of the city of Washington, D.C. to adhere to constitutional guidelines for rights of assembly.
  • For Americans to seek and return to the Lord.

Sources: Justice Department, Fox News


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