A California church, Calvary Chapel, has been fined $1.2 million for not complying with COVID-19 restrictions, including not requiring congregants to wear masks. Superior Court Judge Evette D. Pennypacker, appointed by Democrat Governor Jerry Brown, ridiculed the church and claimed that it urged others to do the same, regardless of the cost.
Takeaways: The case highlights the ongoing struggle between religious freedom and government mandates during the pandemic. Some believe that the church should have followed the guidelines to protect public health, while others believe that the government has violated our constitutional rights.
Regardless of where you stand on this issue, religious freedom is under attack in America. It’s important to continue fighting for our rights and resisting government overreach. We must pray for those who are facing persecution for their faith and stand firm in our beliefs.
Commentary: This case is yet another example of government overreach and the suppression of religious freedom in America. It’s concerning that a judge appointed by a Democrat governor would ridicule a church for exercising its constitutional rights.
We must continue to fight for our rights and stand up to these unjust mandates, even if it means facing persecution. Let us pray for Calvary Chapel and for all those who are facing similar challenges. May God grant us the strength and courage to stand firm in our faith and resist these oppressive forces.