A new survey has provided unique insights into what faith-based Americans have been thinking about their beliefs in the wake of COVID-19—and how they feel about state officials imposing pandemic-induced lockdowns.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine is unaware of any new Covid-19 cases stemming from the disputed test positive at the New Hope Bible Church in Irasburg.
Vermont’s Health Department clearly made errors in Irasburg. Instead of owning those mistakes, Governor Scott has tried to scapegoat a defenseless church.
An Irasburg church and the Vermont Department of Health disagree whether a worshipper attended church Sunday Nov. 22 and tested positive.
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roman Catholic Diocese v. Cuomo shut down New York Covid restrictions on religious attendance, Vermonters began asking: how does the ruling affect Vermont’s emergency order regulation of church attendance?
The Supreme Court has sided with religious organizations challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus restrictions and called the New York Democrat’s measures “discriminatory” in its injunction for emergency relief.
“The radical left would like to offer 1619, the year when enslaved Africans were first brought to our shores, as an alternative date for the American Founding,” says Heritage President Kay James in the series’ introduction. “But the year 1620 would be a better candidate.”
This past week — under the guise of fighting COVID-19 — New York City attempted to shut down this religious gathering by using physical intimidation, screeching sirens, and loud megaphones. The display of force was jarring. The crowd refused to surrender their First Amendment religious liberties.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief in favor of a parochial high school student and her parents who say that the state of Vermont violated the First Amendment by excluding the student from a state program that pays for high school students to take college courses.
If the Valente plaintiffs prevail — and the language in Esperanza gives them a fairly strong case — parents in tuition towns will be able to have their school districts pay the tuition directly to the religious school, just as it is now paid to non-sectarian schools.
A federal judge on Friday blocked Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other New York leaders from prohibiting outdoor religious gatherings due to the coronavirus after officials endorsed mass protests.