September 18, 2021

Supreme Court strikes blow to Colorado restrictions on religious services

During the course of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the major fights that erupted between Americans and various state governments was the fight to keep churches open for worship. Many churches across the country were seemingly unfairly targeted compared to other businesses that were deemed “essential.”

According to the Daily Caller, another church scored a massive victory for religious freedom this week as the U.S. Supreme Court shot down a federal court’s rejection of High Plains Harvest Church’s attempt to contest Colorado’s harsh restrictions on in-person worship.

As the Star Tribune reported, SCOTUS issued an unsigned ruling that instructed lower federal courts to allow churches, including High Plains Harvest Church, to make their case in challenging the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, which came in the wake of the High Court ruling in favor of several New York churches facing the same issue.

Three of the Supreme Court’s liberal justices, including Justice Elena Kagan, dissented in the ruling, arguing that the state of Colorado has already lifted limits on church capacity.

Reportedly, the state of Colorado made the High Court aware that it amended an order “to remove capacity limits from all houses of worship at all times in response to this Court’s recent decisions.”

The ruling comes on the heels of several other cases making their way through the courts, including a lawsuit filed by Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory on Friday against Mayor Muriel Bowser. Gregory claimed that Bowser has unfairly targeted churches — just before Christmas — with “arbitrary” restrictions, using COVID-19 as the reasoning.

“Under both the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the District’s arbitrary, unscientific, and discriminatory treatment of religious worship is illegal,” Gregory wrote in his lawsuit.

Thankfully, it’s clear at this point that the Supreme Court is heavily in favor of ruling on the side of the U.S. Constitution, which grants American citizens the religious freedom to practice worship as they see fit, pandemic or not.

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Polity (@guest_1089069)
9 months ago

Great news

PAULETTE (@guest_1089093)
Reply to  Polity
9 months ago

YES, GOD IS WINNING. YAYYYYY.

Dr. Terry LaFleur (@guest_1089070)
9 months ago

The Supreme Court has lost the trust of We The People too! It’s obvious they do not hold the Constitution as law of the Land. God help America.

Robert Polans (@guest_1089081)
Reply to  Dr. Terry LaFleur
9 months ago

Exactly!!!! Just a clown show. Get your popcorn.

frank (@guest_1089652)
Reply to  Robert Polans
9 months ago

Don’t forget your black robe.

Jacque McBride (@guest_1089102)
Reply to  Dr. Terry LaFleur
9 months ago

. . . and the third Justice Pres. Trump selected, when she was accused of potentially using her religious beliefs when making future decisions, made a REALLY BIG point of stating that she would rule holding only the Constitution as law. . . sounds like a lying libber to me.

Helene S Korbakis (@guest_1089268)
Reply to  Dr. Terry LaFleur
9 months ago

Maybe your trust is hopelessly lost, but mine isn’t!

BENNY BRASWELL (@guest_1092289)
Reply to  Dr. Terry LaFleur
8 months ago

idiot

Oudrey Wilson (@guest_1089075)
9 months ago

SCOTUS is only making a show for now. Soon as the COMMUNIST PARTY takes over that will be over. Refuse to hear unconstitutional acts to let the LEFT do what ever they want. Rigging election FOR the communist is OK.

russell remmert (@guest_1089162)
Reply to  Oudrey Wilson
9 months ago

Oudrey Wilson you are correct

John olson (@guest_1089080)
9 months ago

The legal US citizens no longer have any constitutional protections or rights.

Kathy Gossard (@guest_1089094)
Reply to  John olson
9 months ago

Totally agree

Connie Mays (@guest_1091984)
Reply to  Kathy Gossard
8 months ago

Sad to say it’s the truth. Things will only get worse with Dems in control.

frank (@guest_1089654)
Reply to  John olson
9 months ago

It’s called the 2nd amendment.

Robert Polans (@guest_1089082)
9 months ago

We have what we can take and I plan to take a lot. RESIST, RESIST, RESIST!!!

Max (@guest_1089096)
9 months ago

Let’s see now, the Supreme Court just gave us one, whereby they gave the other side one the other day (Texas Lawsuit). This BS definition of equal justice does not fit my definition. At least three of these Supreme court justices are GUTLESS. Namely Barrett, Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. If anyone has a job and cannot fulfill their obligation to fully do the job, they should resign.

Ralph Wair (@guest_1089132)
Reply to  Max
9 months ago

I agree with that

Lawrence M Keen (@guest_1089150)
Reply to  Max
9 months ago

I don’t know how the Texas lawsuit would have fared in the court as states do have the right to set voting rules for their state and they are not contestable by other states, regardless how egregious or dis-enfranchising they may be. The main thrust of the Texas lawsuit was that balloting methods were changed to allow voting by just about anybody, non-residents, people who voted twice or more, legal and illegal immigrants who were non-citizens, just as long as the votes went to Biden.

John Nordman (@guest_1089098)
9 months ago

If there is no constitution now – that means they are not protected either!

David (@guest_1089112)
9 months ago

Amen!!!

Tom “Doc” Hartley (@guest_1089113)
9 months ago

To damn manny pop ups adds. Doc

Joy (@guest_1089172)
Reply to  Tom “Doc” Hartley
9 months ago

I tried to post this article TWICE to fake book and it was rejected both times with a little note that there is ”something wrong & that they are working to fix it” !!!!!! liars !!!!! I am going to keep this and try try try until I finally get it posted there ….. they ain’t gonna stop me from posting the true good news !!!!!

Connie Mays (@guest_1091986)
Reply to  Tom “Doc” Hartley
8 months ago

true

Maureen Hannon (@guest_1089130)
9 months ago

PRAISE THE LORD!! HE’S TOUCHING THE HEARTS OF THOSE IN CHARGE AND INSPIRING THEM TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE PEOPLE!

c. wayne craft (@guest_1089133)
9 months ago

It is very hard to accept that Scotus would not even hear the Texas cases,etc. I was under the impression that the Scotus interpreted the law, rather than make decisions before even being heard.
A very sad time for Justice in the USA! A major source of confidence has apparently failed the citizens of our country.

Grandma in Florida (@guest_1089246)
Reply to  c. wayne craft
9 months ago

c. wayne im sorry to say i agree with you……….the SCOTUS has failed us!

TOM (@guest_1089140)
9 months ago

The government should never be given the authority to tell a church yes or no, the Lord is on our side and the light will always shine Thank You Lord for all of your Help

Sam McKibben (@guest_1089144)
9 months ago

The Lord comes first.

john (@guest_1089149)
9 months ago

the pandemic isn’t the problem, it is the liberal democrat politician that is causing all the termoil in this country.
the politician who locksdown cities,states and businesses is the real problem in the name of safety, yea right, power hungary and some have other reasons for the dictatoral rule. maybe if their wages were held until the lockdowns were lifted would show their good faith in the need for the lockdown in the first place. then again I don’t think so.Lockdowns were considered not to work up till 2016 then all of a sudden that is the main tool in the name of science, and if not we will make the science fit. Political gain was behind the whole kaboodle and to knock Trump out of office, in the process everyone was expendable to achieve their democrat agenda, looting ,protesting and media lying while ignoring the real story all for their gain, lets send the democrat party a real signal that their days are numbered, vote republican every chance you get

Darrell TIM truitt (@guest_1089155)
9 months ago

SUPREME COURT GONNA RULE FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO GET PAID BUT CANT FIND TIME TO HEAR CONSTITIONAL LAW AND OH YA SAVE THE UNITED STATES VERY DISCRACEFUL WHOS POCKET DO THEY HAVE THIER HANDS IN I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN BOUGHT BY CHINA JOE TOO. CANT BELIEVE THEY CHOOSE COMMUNISM OVER DEMOCRACY SO DISSAPOINTED ANY I THOUGHT YOU WERE ON THE UP AND UP, SO DOWN.

Robert W (@guest_1089159)
9 months ago

You cannot take God out of life no matter how hard the Demorats try, but on the other hand, God can take you out of life!!!!

BECKY (@guest_1089164)
9 months ago

YES I AM ALSO VERY UPSET AND DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE SCOTUS ANY LONGER WHEN THE KRAKEN SHOWS FRAUD ABUSE IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE CONSIDERED I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS TO US JUST LOOK THE OTHER WAY WHEN EVERY ONE IS HOLLERING TRUST THE CONSTITUTION , I REALLY DO NOT FEEL OR THINK OUR FOREFATHERS WOULD LIKE THIS SOMEONE WOULD HAVE BEEN HUNG BACK THEN SO I DO THINK THE SCOTUS SHOULD LOOK AT EVERYTHING IN THE KRAKEN FIRST AND THEN DECIDE/ IT IS SO SHAMEFUL WHEN SOMEONE LIKE SYDNEY POWELL PUTS HER CAREER AND HER LIFE ON THE LINE AND BELIEVES WITH ALL THE HAD WORK AND THE LONG HRS TO PROVE THIS CASE AND NO ONE WILL BE STRAIGHT FORWARD ENOUGH AND SAY YES WE SHOULD LOOK AT THIS. THEY ARE AT THE HIGHEST OF COURTS AND THINK THEY DO NOT NEED TO STEP IN FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THIS IS AWFUL THAT THEY CANNOT REACT OR :WILL NOT: HELP THE TRUE AMERICANS/ WHY NOW DOES NOT MY VOTE COUNT BUT THE ILLEGALS CAN VOTE AND DEAD PEOPLE CAN VOTE AND DELETE BY VOTE AND THIS IS OK NASA WE HAVE A PROBLEM !!!!

Stevo (@guest_1089184)
9 months ago

SCOTUS only rules these days on only the piddly stuff , Nothing important ; like saving America from the communists ! The exact opposite of what U.S. military have fought & died for , for the last 75 years !
These traitor SCOTUS must have been bought out by soros , obama , clintons , bidens & the rest of the DNC / NWO agenda scum !

Marsha Smith (@guest_1089201)
9 months ago

WHY ARE YOU NOT POSTING MY COMMENTS.
I’VE DONE IT 3 TIMES .
3 TIMES YOU REFUSED TO POST.
WHY. ???????????????????????????

James (@guest_1089211)
9 months ago

There is no doubt about it that the supreme court is compromised. Soon we will the the total destruction of our Constitutional Republic. The “communist states of america” is here.. For those of us who believe in the Constitution will be a target for everything the communist want to punish us with. The oath I took as a soldier over 50-years ago is still an oath I honor. Can you pull yourself away from pro-ball and the big screen and help pull this nation back onto it’s feet. We raised generations of people off the government dole who expects everything free, but does not want to work or do you want to stay on your knees kowtowing to the dictator. President Reagan warned us, but we decided other things were more important.

Gary m (@guest_1089636)
Reply to  James
9 months ago

They will kowtow until the dictators take charge then they will lose their gov. subsidies, then they will be [email protected] or will starve, and that my dear friend is how smart these kids are. Oh ! What a wonder job we done raising them.

frank (@guest_1089679)
Reply to  James
9 months ago

There are a lot of Americans that are ready and willing. We need to know when and where.

Bill gamble (@guest_1089310)
9 months ago

Matthew 16:18 God’s Church will STAND AND the GATES OF HELL WILL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT.

FRANK 629 (@guest_1089546)
9 months ago

C’MON NOW SCOTUS …..are you telling the people that the Texas lawsuit was not important for you to take up???????…wow i don’t care what excuse you come up with BUT will tell you 77 million people are not buying into the communist BS and will not obey it. THE LEFT dos not know what is coming their way …just wait until TSHT.,,FAN!!!!.

Gary m (@guest_1089641)
Reply to  FRANK 629
9 months ago

No SCROTUS is saying that because it was not worded correctly, it was not worth the trouble.

Robert (@guest_1089613)
9 months ago

Our constitution is based on our God given unalienable rights. Rights that nobody can take away other than God himself. God bless America.

Gary m (@guest_1089647)
9 months ago

Liberals think that they can change the laws just by wishing it, and that is wrong. That is the way kings and queens and tyrants rule, and that is why our forefathers wrote the constitution, to keep the corrupt from getting in power in government. That is why we have come to the point of needing to set term limits and to remove immunity that protects those that would try to abuse their position by creating greater transparency in the government. We don’t need more government we need to control the government we have.

Gary m (@guest_1089660)
Reply to  Gary m
9 months ago

Since people in a number of states have taken it upon themselves to make laws with out the legislature in those states, that the constitution gives the legislature the power to do.

frank (@guest_1089694)
Reply to  Gary m
9 months ago

Thomas Jefferson said that every once in a while Americans would have to spill a little blood to keep our government and our country.

Gary m (@guest_1089715)
Reply to  frank
9 months ago

I do not think that he was wrong. We need to start by getting rid of the communist spies in our government, they call themselves demonicrats. And start with Bill and Hillary!!!! Then go all the way to Swalwell.

Gary m (@guest_1089666)
9 months ago

They are ignoring the constitution, and need to be reigned in. Then we the people will have to do the job of the court, and we will not need the court.

MARY (@guest_1089933)
Reply to  Gary m
9 months ago

THESE POLITICANS HAVE TO REMEMBER THERE NOT RUNNING OUR COUNTRY. THEY WORK FOR US WERE THERE BOSS NOT THEM SO STOP WITH THE CRAP YOUR SPITTING TO US WE HAD ENOUGH. LOCK ALL THESE CORRUPT PEOPLE IN OUR DEMOCRACY. STARTING WITH HUNTER JOE AND JAMES BIDEN THEN START GOING DOWN THE LINE.

Gary m (@guest_1089673)
9 months ago

If the supreme court does not wish to do so,

Gary m (@guest_1089696)
9 months ago

It is time for the supreme court , to do its do diligence, and to step in.

Gary m (@guest_1089701)
9 months ago

The constitution was not put there to protect the legislature, the administration, or the court, it was put there to protect we the people, by putting in guide lines for the government to follow. When the government does not want to follow, then the government has to go. I think that the court gets so tongue tired with the literal meaning of the law that it forgets what its job is.

Gary m (@guest_1089706)
9 months ago

A part of the courts job is oversite, and if someone or some state is violating the constitution, then the court should step in, whether there is a complaint or brief filed in a lower court or the high court directly. If the court is not doing this then the court is not doing the do diligence it is suppose to do, to protect the constitution. And if the court is not going to do its job then it is up to we the people to do the job, and if we have to do the job then we just as well fire the court, we are the only ones that can. It makes no difference if a judge is conservative or liberal if the judge does not follow the constitution.

Gary m (@guest_1089720)
Reply to  Gary m
9 months ago

The constitution was not put there to protect the legislature, the administration, or the court, it was put there to protect we the people, by putting in guide lines for the government to follow. When the government does not want to follow, then the government has to go. I think that the court gets so tongue tired with the literal meaning of the law that it forgets what its job is.

Gary m (@guest_1089762)
9 months ago

I think that it was Kelly that said AOC likes to play the victim. Well ! AOC is right she is a victim. She is a victim of her own immaturity, and life experience. Lets face it you don’t learn much getting drunk in a bar.
As far as her higher learning is concerned she needs to go back to the school she went to and get her money back. She did not learn a thing.

Gary m (@guest_1089765)
9 months ago

To those at the Communist Network News, Dominion software’s tricks really are a conspiracy Theory. One that is drummed up by you. The simple truth is that Dominion conspired with the DNC and the Biden campaign to undermine the 2020 election, and that CNN, ABC, NBC, THE LAME DUCK MEDIA, and others that conspired to hide or suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story, and undermine the election are not only guilty of suppressing evidence they are guilty of treason, by trying to put a compromised ( and demented ) person in the office of the presidency thus undermining the security of the country. So as you can see there was a conspiracy to undermine not only the election but the country, by all of the above, that should be removed from the country.
Got along without you before I met you gona get along without you now. I call them the Lame Duck Media, because the are ducking their responsibility to the people, and as such should be removed from the country.

Gary m (@guest_1089766)
9 months ago

Are you all nuts supporting this maniac Trump…?
It is better than a nut that can’t remember who his old bag is even if she is a demonicrat.
It is better than a nut that would put a chain around your neck even if you are a demonicrat.
It is better than a nut that will give your job to an illegal even if you are a demonicrat.
It is better than a nut that would sell your kids to human traffickers even if you are a demonicrat.
It is better than a nut that would put you in jail for protecting your family even if you are demonicrat.
It is better than a nut that take your car an let you walk 20 miles to work even if you are a demonicrat.
It is better than a nut that would put you in the army and send you off to war even if you are a demonicrat.
It is better than a nut that would give vaccine to the world before your family even if you are a demonicrat.
It is better than a nut that would smell your little girls hair even if she is a demonicrat.
At least this nut knows where he is, where he is going, how to get there, and how to get back.
This is to much information for a demonicrat to handle. They go to school to be brainwashed, not really learn anything. So when they have to do something that requires any thinking they don’t know how.

Gary m (@guest_1089807)
9 months ago

I just heard that the Communist Network News is once again spreading communist misinformation. Just consider the source, Suckerberg, a communist sympathizer ( spy ).

Gary m (@guest_1089822)
9 months ago

Pelosi has room to talk, she has for months held up relief for Americans, and now she has the nerve to say conservatives are dishonorable. She needs to study the meaning of the word. She took an oath to protect and defend the constitution, her and her friends have been subverting the constitution by preaching [email protected], which is the opposite of the constitution. [email protected] is an old word that means [email protected] It is [email protected] for the people and party time for the elites ( the politicians and the oligarchs ).So what the demonicrats are preaching is treason. And that is dishonorable.

Gary m (@guest_1089866)
9 months ago

Swalwell isn’t the only Chinese spy in the government. There are hundreds in congress, they are called demonicrats, And rhinos.

Gary m (@guest_1089882)
9 months ago

AOC should watch Bernie very carefully as Biden greases his butt, just as Hillary did in the DNC primary. Good old Joe thinks of himself as the Godfather of the Chinese Mafia ( The DNC ).

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