You may now exercise your religious freedom in California as you see fit. State consents to reinstating First Amendment.

On 4/9/21, the Supreme Court told the state of California for the fifth time that the Free Exercise of Religion clause of the First Amendment actually, really, truly does allow free exercise of religion. Oh yeah, the injunction mentioned this was the fifth injunction against the unconstitutional state rules. On 4/12/21, attorneys from the Continue reading

Supreme Court to California: “No, really. The 1st amendment protects everyone. We mean it.”

Apparently neither officials in Santa Clara County nor a panel of the Ninth circuit Court of Appeals were able to read the injunction issued by the Supreme Court or that the state allowed indoor worship. After the injunction allowing indoor worship was issued and after the state of California allowed indoor worship up to Continue reading

Supreme Court partially reinstates First Amendment for two California churches.

In two rulings late on Friday, 2/5/21, the Supreme Court issued emergency injunctions in favor of two California churches allowing them to resume in-person worship services on 2/7/21. The longer ruling with multiple concurring or dissenting opinions was issued on behalf of South Bay United Pentecostal Church, located in San Diego. The follow-on injunction, Continue reading

San Diego church files emergency request for an injunction with Supreme Court.

Well, that didn’t take long. On Thursday, 1/21/21 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal from South Bay United Pentecostal Church, in Chula Vista, California, requesting an injunction to allow them to worship indoors. On Monday, 1/25/21, the church filed an emergency appeal with the United States Supreme Court requesting an immediate Continue reading

With eyes tightly closed, District courts and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rule than ban on indoor worship is a perfectly acceptable infringement on Free Exercise clause.

Two federal district judges and two different panels of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals closed their eyes ever so tightly to prevent them from reading either the First Amendment or the very strong, very clear Supreme Court injunctions as they ruled that California’s rule prohibiting all indoor worship while in tier 4 is Continue reading

California’s efforts to suppress religious freedom will fail – #4 in a series.

Circumstances are now to the point in the state of California, and three counties in particular, where we can say that the government is now persecuting the Church. This presents itself as counties going after three specific congregations, but when you look at the details you see a broader pattern in play. These efforts Continue reading