Court Upholds California Ban on Church Services in Pandemic
The Cross-Culture Christian Center, associated with Bethel Open Bible Church in California, continued to hold worship services despite California Governor, Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order and banning of large assemblies, including at places of worship. Police eventually came and ended the worship services. This led the church to sue the governor. According to the article, a federal judge ruled in favor of the State of California.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Melley, Brian and NBS San Diego, "Court Upholds California Ban on Church Services in Pandemic" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy. 10.