Ninety-three percent of Protestant churches are closed in America, for fear of spreading COVID-19. Religious liberty advocates are worried about the other seven percent.
The few churches touting First Amendment freedom while defying emergency stay-at-home orders may do lasting damage to the arguments for religious liberty, according to experts like Luke Goodrich, senior counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
“We have to be able to distinguish between real threats and mere shadows,” ...
Saturday, April 11, 2020
A Few Churches Are Defying Bans on Large Gatherings
Experts warn that grandstanding will make it harder to defend against real threats.