Title

Trump Brings Religion Into the Coronavirus Culture War: Religious services shouldn’t be exempted from state pandemic regulations

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

5-1-2020

Capture Date

6-3-2020

URL

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/trump-brings-religion-coronavirus-culture-war/611044/

Abstract

This article discusses the tension between state politicians and worshippers when it comes to protecting public health and First Amendment rights. The article features quotes from President Trump and his belief that state politicians are targeting Christian churches over other places of worship. The impact of President Trump’s words is discussed. Examples are given that demonstrate the resistance of religious groups to stay-at-home orders issued by multiple state governors.

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