A proposal moving through the legislative process would prevent the state or local governments from shutting down religious services during future public health emergencies. Another bill seeks to eliminate the criminalizing of cosmetology without pay.
The case is a significant win for the First Amendment and protection of religious speech on the campus of a public college. It portends more thoughtful administration of speech policies on campuses.
Less than 10 churches in Maine will be able to increase capacity under the new ruling, despite the large capacity of churches like the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland and the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston.
While the court blocked California from enforcing its total ban on in-person worship in Newsom’s Blueprint, Tier 1 restrictions, it allowed California to impose a 25 percent capacity for houses of worship located in the tier. It also allowed the governor’s ban on singing and chanting to continue, noting that the singing ban could be addressed later.
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.