A Catholic priest sued California Gov. Gavin Newsom for banning church services, and a judge ruled that “all harassment” of churchgoers by health officials “immediately cease.”
Father Trevor Burfitt, a priest of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) sued over the requests and suffering from parishioners who were unable to attend Mass or exercise their rights to religious freedom, according to Life Site News on Dec. 23.
California Superior Court Judge Gregory Pulskamp relied on Supreme Court decisions that invoke the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom, “even during a pandemic.”
Pulskamp, I support your ruling in the Supreme Court’s verdicts in the cases in which the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn sued New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Harvest Rock Church sued Newsom,” Catholic World Report revealed.
“But even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be set aside and forgotten,” was the New York Supreme Court’s ruling.
It added, “The restrictions at issue here, by preventing many from attending religious services, strike at the heart of the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom,” thus creating a liberating precedent.
Burfitt had previously defied the lockdown provisions and was discovered by Los Angeles health officials, who found 11 worshippers leaving the church through the back door.
As a result, the church received two $500 citations on Oct. 15.
This imposition by authorities is “considered unconstitutional,” and cannot be enforced, according to attorney Paul M. Jonna of the St. Thomas More Society, which represents Burfitt.
In the series of controversial measures taken by governments to supposedly counter the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, attorney Robert Kennedy Jr. warns that progressive governments along with large corporations and elites are attacking world democracy.
“This is a biosecurity agenda driven by pharmaceutical producers that will enslave the human race and plunge us into a dystopian nightmare, where apocalyptic forces of ignorance and greed will rule our lives and ruin our children,” Kennedy said in a speech in Berlin, Germany, in late August.
On this occasion Kennedy referred with hope to President Donald Trump as someone who could prevent those sinister predictions from coming true.
During his speech, Kennedy stressed, “Our hope is President Trump. We must win to prevent these globalists from destroying our world and taking away all our freedoms.”