California church that refused to close for COVID gets $800,000 from state, county to settle suit

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(Worthy News) – The state of California and Los Angeles County are each paying $400,000 to end litigation by Grace Community Church alleging that COVID-19 restrictions on in-person worship infringed on its constitutional right to religious freedom.

The county Board of Supervisors approved its share of the settlement at a Tuesday meeting, bringing the total it has spent on the litigation to $1.35 million, City News Service reports. The settlement money is coming out of its public health budget.

Thomas More Society special counsel Jenna Ellis also announced the “total win” for the megachurch and Pastor John MacArthur on Twitter. [ Source (Read More…) ]

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