Church COVID Restrictions

John MacArthur, James White, et al release Frankfurt Declaration on government abuse of power

"The 2,000-word document has received signatures so far from notable figures including John MacArthur, Tom Buck, Voddie Baucham, Phil Johnson, James Coates, and James White." - C.Leaders

The Declaration

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California church won't have to pay $200K in fines for violating COVID-19 pandemic restrictions

"A three-judge panel on California's 6th District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of Calvary Chapel San Jose on Monday, reversing lower court decisions against the church for holding large, in-person worship services in violation of restrictions" - CPost

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John MacArthur’s Church to Produce Feature Length Documentary About Fighting Pandemic Health Restrictions

From the synopsis: “When Grace Community Church faces state orders to shut down indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they realize the state’s attempt to replace Jesus Christ as the head of the Church” - C.Leaders

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Supreme Court of Louisiana will hear Pastor Tony Spell’s case for violating COVID-19 restrictions

"The Supreme Court of Louisiana announced Tuesday that it will hear a case on whether criminal charges should remain against controversial Pastor Tony Spell for violating Gov. John Bel Edwards’ order against gatherings of more than 50 people during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic." - CPost

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What If COVID Becomes a Permanent Reality? 7 Implications for Churches

"Churches have typically grown through vertical growth, meaning that they try to get everyone to attend the 'Sunday morning service at one site together.' In this COVID world, smaller is better for gathered worship, and smaller is made possible by offering alternatives to gather at times other than Sunday morning in the same place." - Rainer

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California, LA County both to pay $400,000 settlement to John MacArthur’s church

"The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (Aug. 31) voted to authorize a $400,000 payment to settle a legal battle with Grace Community Church over lead pastor John MacArthur’s defiance of COVID-19 restrictions in the early months of the pandemic. Under the agreement, which the board unanimously approved without discussion, the state of California will also pay the church $400,000." - RNS

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New Hampshire passes law prohibiting harsher restrictions on churches during pandemics

"New Hampshire has passed a law that prohibits the state government from treating houses of worship with harsher restrictions during times of emergency than organizations and businesses deemed to be essential services." - C.Post

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