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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 04:52 PM

Kansas Supreme Court Sides With Governor, Preserving Ban On Large Church Services

TOPEKA, Kansas — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly won a ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court Saturday that said she holds sweeping powers to shut down operations in the state, including large church services, in the face of a public health crisis.

The high court said that a panel of legislative leaders lacked the power to reverse Kelly’s controversial limits on church and funeral services. She had said the action was needed to respond to the spread of COVID-19.

That meant that late on the night before Easter, Kelly’s order banning church gatherings of more than 10 congregants remained in force.

The ruling forced the justices to weigh in on an issue that tangles together politics, religion and debate about the powers granted to a governor when a deadly pandemic strikes.

Read more: https://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-supreme-court-sides-governor-preserving-ban-large-church-services

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 05:51 PM

1. It's not about religion

it is about public safety. Just like wearing your seat belt.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 07:01 PM

2. many in the church crowd will gladly sacrifice others for their own hour of worship in

a public place that could easily be done at home instead

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 08:03 PM

3. Kansas churches defy Kelly's order, holding Easter Sunday services during pandemic...



Wonder how many will die from their stupidity...
Wonder how many will infect others that will die...

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