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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 07:27 PM

Judge: Kentucky church can conduct Easter drive-in service

Source: Associated Press

Judge: Kentucky church can conduct Easter drive-in service

April 11, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The city of Louisville, Kentucky, cannot halt a local church’s drive-in service planned for Easter, a federal judge on Saturday ruled.

The ruling came as Republicans blasted Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s statewide plan to order people into quarantine if they attend mass gatherings, including religious ones.

On Fire Christian Church had sued Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and the city after Fischer announced drive-in style religious gatherings were not allowed on Easter.

U.S. District Judge Justin Walker sided with the church, saying that the city is prohibited from “enforcing; attempting to enforce; threatening to enforce; or otherwise requiring compliance with any prohibition on drive-in church services at On Fire.”

“On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter,” Walker wrote in his sternly worded 20-page opinion. “That sentence is one that this Court never expected to see outside the pages of a dystopian novel, or perhaps the pages of The Onion.”

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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:53 PM

1. I'm not religious and I have no problem

With this ruling provided social distancing remains intact

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Tue Apr 21, 2020, 12:40 PM

2. Yeah, this seems pretty benign.

There's some risk. Any unnecessary outdoorsy-ness raises the normal risk of injury/hospitalization (say, a car crash going to/from the event) and that's additional load on the health care system, but there's really no objective way to control this that is equitable.

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