The Supreme Court has just made a devastating ruling against churches in America.
Chief Justice Roberts joined the the liberal bloc of the Supreme Court in deciding Governor Newsom has the right to deny churchgoers the right to assemble during this pandemic, according to a report by The Hill. The decision was basically an anti-church one. And needless to say, it’s angering Christians across the nation.
In a rare, late-night ruling on Friday evening, the Supreme Court ruled by a slim majority of 5 to 4 against a church in California challenging their state’s abusive stay-at-home order
The church filed a lawsuit against Governor Newsom and the state of California for violating the constitution by illegally targeting churches in their shutdown order.
And while conservatives on the Supreme Court agreed that the order was unconstitutional, Justice Roberts sided with liberals.
In a 5-4 vote, Chief Justice John Roberts broke from other conservative justices to rule in favor of California’s governor against churches in spite of the fact that California purposely singled out churches.
Justice Roberts Responds
In a statement released to the American people following Roberts’ decision, Roberts claimed that he sided with liberals because silencing churches during the pandemic was completely “consistent with the free exercise clause of the First Amendment” – even though it absolutely wasn’t.
Roberts then claimed that although the church may have been unfairly shut down, that is a debatable argument:
“The precise question of when restrictions on particular social activities should be lifted during the pandemic is a dynamic and fact-intensive matter subject to reasonable disagreement.”
It’s also important to note that Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh were behind the decision to protect the church’s rights. It was only Justice Roberts who prevented California from being punished.
The Politicization Of The Supreme Court
The fact that Justice Roberts would cave on such an important issue in the Supreme Court shows just how politicized our justice system has become. They’re no longer unbiased anymore.
They are so scared of offending California’s government that they are unwilling to defend the religious liberty this nation was founded to protect. Even though California willfully targeted churches first when the pandemic started.
This is also further proof that liberals are succeeding in using the Coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to tread on people’s rights guaranteed to them by the constitution. We aren’t winning.
Roberts Has Caved Before
This isn’t the first time Justice Roberts has caved to the pressures of the left.
Just last year, Roberts joined liberals in protecting abortion clinics from being overseen by state governments. Roberts falsely claimed that it was unconstitutional to allow states to monitor the safety practice of abortion clinics.
And another time last year, Roberts even prevented a criminal from being executed by the state of Alabama for no reason other than he didn’t want to allow the execution to continue!
Justice Roberts isn’t a moderate like people claim. Instead, it seems as if he takes every chance possible to push liberal agendas. It’s insane.
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