The latest SCOTUS ruling puts God hating liberals firmly in their place. Progressive extremists have been hell-bent on destroying Christian faith because it gets in the way of killing babies. Coronavirus precautions aren’t a valid reason to limit attendance at religious gatherings, no matter what the medical mafia says.
SCOTUS sides with Christians
On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States gave America a Christmas present by ruling in favor of a northern Colorado church. SCOTUS blocked the state’s attempts to enforce church attendance limitations.
High Plains Harvest Church started the battle when they sued Colorado Governor Jared Polis and state public health officials back in May, “over the state’s orders limiting attendance at houses of worship to 50 people.”
Faith groups are calling it a massive win “for religious institutions and a demonstrable illustration of the Court’s willingness to defend the right to religious liberty enshrined in the First Amendment.”
In a 6-3 ruling split on philosophical lines, SCOTUS overturned the decision made by the District Court on August 10. They sent it back to the Tenth Circuit “with instructions to remand to the District Court for further consideration in light of Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo.”
That decision held that “New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s strict attendance caps violated the First Amendment and, thus, were unconstitutional.”
Chief Justice John Roberts was joined by the Court’s conservatives, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Amy Barrett to issue a formal ruling on the record, over the screams of their liberal colleagues who wanted to simply stay out of it.
SCOTUS took a hard look at the issues and “applied the most stringent standard of judicial review.” The legal term is “strict scrutiny.” They weren’t happy with what they saw under the microscope.
“Not only is there no evidence that the applicants have contributed to the spread of COVID–19, but there are many other less restrictive rules that could be adopted to minimize the risk to those attending religious services.”
The Supreme Court has sided with a Colorado church challenging the state's capacity limits for houses of worship. Justice Kagan leads the liberal trio in dissent, arguing the case is moot. #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/S2gIv4BLxR
— Kevin Daley 🏛 (@KevinDaleyDC) December 15, 2020
Liberals call it a ‘moot’ point
The liberal Justices on the SCOTUS bench would have been a lot happier if their right-leaning colleagues would have kept their opinions to themselves.
Elena Kagan wrote a dissent which Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor signed off on. The totalitarian trio contend the “case was ‘moot’ and the Court need not render a decision.” The Cuomo case should have been the final word on the subject, they believe.
“I respectfully dissent,” Kagan typed, “because this case is moot.” The SCOTUS minority reports, “High Plains Harvest Church has sought to enjoin Colorado’s capacity limits on worship services. But Colorado has lifted all those limits. The State has explained that it took that action in response to this Court’s recent decision in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo.”
She has a crystal ball that says everything will be alright without a formal decision of the highest court. “Absent our issuing different guidance,” Kagan speculates, “there is no reason to think Colorado will reverse course — and so no reason to think that Harvest Church will again face capacity limits.”
But, you never know, do you. Nobody expected lockdowns in the first place. Another thing that SCOTUS ordered on Tuesday was that “a similar challenge to COVID-related restrictions on attendance at houses of worship imposed by New Jersey’s governor Philip Murphy be sent back to lower courts for a new look.”