CA Church Still in Court After County Slapped Them with $2.8M in COVID Fines
(Worthy News) – Santa Clara County, California is still defying a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, targeting a San Jose church and its pastor with massive fines for holding church services in 2020 during the pandemic.
Calvary Chapel and its pastor Mike McClure are facing $2.8 million in fines for not shutting down the church’s worship services and for allowing people to come to pray at their building in person after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ordered statewide church closures last year.
County officials are still demanding the church pay the fines arguing that it violated its health orders regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in five separate cases that the government cannot treat houses of worship as second-class institutions with harsh penalties and restrictions that exceed the restrictions placed on “essential” businesses. [ Source: CBN News (Read More…) ]