DC Mayor Bowser Loosens COVID Restrictions On Churches Amid Lawsuit

(ReliableNews.org) – Democratic governors and mayors continuing going off the rails when it comes to coronavirus-related restrictions. Churches have been singled out for harsh restrictions limiting the number of attendees at church services, even having indoor worship banned altogether.

Things got so bad in New York that the US Supreme Court stepped in and temporarily barred the state from enforcing its overly harsh restrictions on church attendance areas declared to be COVID-19 hot spots in late November. 

Washington, DC’s mayor, Muriel Bowser, backed down and loosened her restrictions after Washington’s archdiocese filed a lawsuit against her, alleging her limitations on houses of worship were discriminatory and lacked scientific basis.

Published on December 16, Bowser’s new order created more parity between restrictions imposed on places of worship and restaurants, gyms, libraries, and other business establishments in keeping with the archdiocese demands in its lawsuit.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty represented Washington’s archdiocese in the lawsuit. Montse Alvarado, its vice president, pointed out that the mayor’s previous order clearly discriminated against churches.

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