Churches and Casinos

A federal court in Nevada denied a church’s emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and injunction to allow it to resume in-person services of more than 50 people. The church argues that casinos and other businesses are allowed to operate at 50% capacity but the court points out that casinos are subject to “much greater restrictions and oversight” than places of worship. 

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Faith Leaders Hold DC Vigil to Call For Change

Church bells tolled on the street leading straight to the White House on Friday, just moments before a heavy downpour of rain seemed to wash clean the site outside St. John’s Episcopal Church where police just days before fired tear gas on peaceful protesters.

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Church Services

A federal court in California denied a San Diego church’s request for a preliminary injunction to allow it to hold services, which the county and state’s stay-at-home orders previously prohibited. New guidelines allow the church to congregate as long as certain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines are met. 

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DC Episcopal Bishop ‘Outraged’ by Trump Church Visit

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington sharply criticized President Donald Trump for staging a visit to the historic St. John’s Church across from the White House, where he held up a Bible after authorities had cleared the area of peaceful protesters with tear gas and pellets.

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