A chilling headline ran over Easter weekend from CNN: “Louisville Police Officers to Record License Plate Numbers of Easter Weekend Church Goers.”
Over the course of this pandemic, I’ve argued that churches should follow generally applicable shelter-in-place orders—that these orders and guidelines do not violate religious liberty.
Indeed, we ought to comply with them out of love of neighbor.
But if policies single out churches and religious groups, it becomes an entirely different issue—an unconstitutional violation of religious liberty.
Over the course of the last several weeks, government officials have crossed the line.
In the case of Louisville, it took a restraining order from United States District Court Judge Justin Walker to curtail Mayor Greg Fischer’s attempt to prevent drive-in church gatherings.
The Judge said, “The mayor’s decision is stunning, and it is ‘beyond all reason’ unconstitutional.”
Consider this, in America in 2020, comes the threat that they’re taking names and they’re taking numbers.
It’s extremely important that all American Christians take note—and in a hurry.Read More »