A San Diego area church and the Thomas More Society were handed a major victory today by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal court vacated the district court’s October 15, 2020, order denying South Bay United Pentecostal Church’s motion for injunctive relief against California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Covid-prompted discrimination. The church in Chula Vista, California, has been fighting for the right to hold unrestricted indoor worship, something the governor has criminalized.
As a result of the recent United States Supreme Court rulings in Harvest Rock Church v. Newsom and Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo that upheld religious rights against excesses in gubernatorial power, the Ninth Circuit remanded the case back to the lower court.
Paul Jonna, Thomas More Society special counsel, applauded the action, saying. “The guidance from the Supreme Court makes it abundantly clear that California’s restrictions on houses of worship are blatantly unconstitutional. We are confident that South Bay will fully vindicate its fundamental constitutional rights in short order.”
Read the order issued December 8, 2020, by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in in South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al v. Gavin Newsom, et al here.
The above comes from a Dec. 8 email from the Thomas More Society.
Very few if any are getting COVID from church attendance unless they are reckless. I’ve gone to confession inside and outside, with precautions. I have taken the Sacred Host on the tongue and in the hand, sanitizing hands before receiving. I even attended an indoor funeral of a friend with distancing and masks. Have had workmen inside my house.
A healthy diet, use of vitamins, especially zinc and C are far better than a risky vaccine as far as I am concerned. Dr. Kory and many other physicians have had great results using hydroxychloroquine at beginning of COVID and Ivermectin throughout.
Give God the glory.
I sure hope you don’t get sick Anne TE because you are indeed being reckless. Your practice of medicine endangers yourself and others.
I called you a liar, Anonymous for calling me reckless as I know I am not. My healthcare workers know that I have never taken the flu vaccine, yet I have not gotten the flu for years and years. I have no objection to flu vaccinations since they are ethical, but I am allergic to a lot of medicine. I need to be cautious. When I take the Host on the tongue, it’s with the bishop’s approval and done by priests who know exactly how to do so without touching mouth with communicant kneeling, head back, tongue down and out and shutting mouth after priest’s hand gone. (Cont.)
(Cont.) I took the ethical pneumonia shot my doctor recommended as a precaution against pneumonia and to lighten any COVID I might contact.
As far as men working in my house, that was about two months ago. Masks were worn, gloves used, surfaces sanitized after they left each day. Those men have rights to support their families, and I had right to their necessary services. Tell that to Governor Newsome who eats at expensive restaurants without mask on our dollar, even as he wanted to boycott Idaho produce for a stupid reason.
Amen! Give God the glory, and the good advice of some of his faithful doctors and healthcare workers who have gave me the advice, so that I could live beyond my years. One thing I thing Pope Francis did wrong was to gut the Pope John Paul Institute because those who were in it gave the best advice.