Liberties
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Supreme Court sticks up for Silicon Valley churches

Religious Liberty | Justices strike down county’s pandemic restrictions on worship
by Steve West
Posted 2/27/21, 06:08 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday reined in a California county that continued to bar indoor worship in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling.

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The misleadingly named Equality Act resurfaces

Religious Liberty | The legislation expands LGBT protections at expense of religious freedom
by Steve West
Posted 2/23/21, 12:38 pm

Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives, backed by President Joe Biden, reintroduced a broad bill on Thursday that would write LGBT protections into federal civil rights statutes. If enacted, the proposed law will trump religious liberty for people and institutions holding to Biblical standards on marriage and sexuality.

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Citing COVID-19, Canada cracks down on churches

Religious Liberty | One pastor is jailed, while others face steep fines and possible prison time
by Joshua Raimundo
Posted 2/22/21, 05:05 pm

Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada, turned himself over to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Tuesday. He and his congregation had consciously disregarded Alberta Health Services orders to keep in-person church services at 15 percent capacity as a coronavirus prevention measure. Now he is in jail, where he will remain until trial unless he agrees to comply with Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions.

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