Federal court blocks enforcement of Kansas governor’s restrictions on religious gatherings
April 20, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: “Religious activities were specifically targeted for more onerous restrictions than comparable secular activities,” a federal district court ruled as it granted a restraining order in the case of First Baptist Church v. Kelly. “The secular facilities that are still exempt from the mass gathering prohibition or that are given more lenient treatment, despite the apparent likelihood they will involve mass gatherings, include airports, childcare locations, hotels, food pantries and shelters, detoxification centers, retail establishments ... retail food establishments, public transportation, job centers, office spaces used for essential functions, and the apparently broad category of ‘manufacturing, processing, distribution, and production facilities.’”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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