Attorney General William Barr just dropped the hammer. As states around the country launch their reopening plans, churches and other places of worship will be a point of controversy — and Barr has taken action.
In a letter to Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, the Department of Justice (DOJ) urged the Democrat to reconsider his treatment of religious gatherings, because his plan “treats religious and nonreligious organizations unequally.”
Nevada’s current order represents a “flat prohibition against 10 or more persons gathering for in-person worship services — regardless of whether they maintain social-distancing guidelines,” the letter continued.
However, reportedly, the same prohibition is not being applied to nonreligious organizations, setting up a likely case regarding its constitutionality. After all, the First Amendment is abundantly clear.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” reads the First Amendment, in part, and Nevada’s government could be on a collision course with the Free Exercise Clause.
But liberal politicians have never been concerned with the Constitution unless it selectively benefits them. During the COVID-19 crisis, instead of offering balance, they have used the pandemic to take away essential liberties.
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