You know that thing you had, that paper that said you had rights, like that you could practice your religion freely?
What was it called?
Oh, right – the Constitution.
Yeah, that’s it. It said you could speak freely, do all kinds of things, without the government being able to stop you.
Well, that’s gone now. Now, the government can just tell you to do whatever they want you to do, and if you resist, you have to go to prison.
A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area.
The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services.
Roberts wrote in brief opinion that the restriction allowing churches to reopen at 25% of their capacity, with no more than 100 worshipers at a time, “appear consistent” with the First Amendment. Roberts said similar or more severe limits apply to concerts, movies and sporting events “where large groups of people gather in close proximity for extended periods of time.”
Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in dissent that the restriction “discriminates against places of worship and in favor of comparable secular businesses. Such discrimination violates the First Amendment.” Kavanaugh pointed to supermarkets, restaurants, hair salons, cannabis dispensaries and other businesses that are not subject to the same restrictions.
Yes, Kavanaugh finally did something good and actually pointed out that people are allowed to sell weed but they’re not allowed to worship God.
But his opinion doesn’t matter, because in 2020, the Year of the Hoaxes, the Supreme Court has just decided to ban the Constitution.
I don’t know how any of us can continue to respect a government that has officially banned our right to worship God in a church.
We are officially a full-satan country now.