ACB Wins Thanksgiving!!!

This is something to be thankful for.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday night blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from reimposing strict attendance caps at worship services in areas hit hard by the novel coronavirus

The high court ruled 5-4 to bar Cuomo from enforcing his insane rules against houses of worship that limited them to ten people at a time. The diocese of Brooklyn joined by several synagogues. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote that Cuomo should stop acting like an idiot and cease treating religious activities less favorably than nonreligious ones. (OK, he didn't actually say the "idiot" part but I think it was implied. 

Gorsuch wrote:

“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques...So, at least according to the Governor, it may be unsafe to go to church, but it is always fine to pick up another bottle of wine, shop for a new bike, or spend the afternoon exploring your distal points and meridians. Who knew public health would so perfectly align with secular convenience?"

 But this decision will be remembered because it marked that the court was once again in the business of protecting religious liberty and that Justice Amy Coney Barrett played THE decisive role. Just a few months ago the court sided with California and Nevada in severely restricting the right of churches to hold services while allowing many large stores to remain open. One clever church in Nevada relocated their services to an open casino and were shut down.

Anyway, kudos to ACB! We can all be thankful today.










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  1. We should not forget to thank our President as well.
    Never give up.
    Never again.
    Not here.

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  2. Votes matter. Strike another blow for liberty.

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  3. What I find alarming is that 4 SCOTUS judges sided with Cuomo on limiting the peoples' freedom of religion. I haven't read their reasoning, but this seems like it should have been a straight forward ruling that someone was violating a right explicitly spelled out in the Constitution. I think it's scary the highest court in the USA can't look past politics and do their job interpreting the Constitution.

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