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June 28, 2020 8:00 pm
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John, what, what is your thoughts on what churches should be doing right now. In that situation when they know they have a First Amendment right to assemble a freedom of religion. All these things that the state is telling them know you can't do this, you can only do in a very, very limited way in a church is caught between the idea of what we want to be obedient to the state will be good citizens, but we also having our our first freedom liberties infringed upon that wonderful question and I think it's all in a matter of balance you if there is a pandemic that requires everybody to be home because were Christians and we love our neighbors that we stay home to, even if that means participating in worship service online or on TV or something like that because no one is allowed to go out but will we see the government allowing people to go to casinos and to marijuana shops and buy lottery tickets at the grocery store and protest in the streets and bring down buildings, but they don't allow more than 10 people together in a church. Then something's wrong. We need to stand up for that. And when you do that two things will happen your great state of Minnesota. Minnesota Catholic bishops stood up and said no were going back to mass and when they did the government sit down and allow that to happen is one possible outcome.
The other outcome is that the government back up and says, well not really go to court over over this and when that happens, then attorneys like guidelines defending freedom will stand up and represent those churches. Those religious leaders.
Those people and make sure that their constitutional rights under the free exercise clause unprotected. We won 14 lawsuits in the last two months across the country challenging discriminatory governmental practices with respect to the pandemic in churches just like you describe, and I'm sure this could be more those in the days ahead.
So yes we do have to show respect to our civil governmental leaders. I think the church is been more than accommodating in allowing them to shut down churches over the last couple of months but as things start to open up churches cannot be treated worse than everybody else and if they are that we need to stand up and do something about it and we will