In America, religious faith is something near and dear to the hearts of countless people. Freedom of religion is also a very sacred, constitutional right, listed in the First Amendment.
As time goes on, different leaders are coming under a microscope for implementing measures they claim are about stopping coronavirus. Whether these measures entail mandatory face masks, shutting down businesses, banning large gatherings, etc., more and more Americans are accusing leaders of tyranny.
At this time, California Governor Gavin Newsom is presently facing several lawsuits. One of the latest suits deals with Newsom’s ban on religious singing and chanting, as confirmed by sources.
A Closer Look at the Latest Lawsuit Against Gov. Newsom
The California governor has taken it upon himself to order that individuals attending religious services abstain from singing and chanting…even if these individuals are donning face masks.
According to Newsom, “the science” claims that activities like singing and chanting can cause mini saliva particles to spread, even with face coverings on.
Welp… looks like Jack Hibbs over at Calvary Chapel doesn’t care what you think about closing churches @GavinNewsom … After all.. it is their 1st Amendment right. You can only suggest, you can’t demand. pic.twitter.com/0MlfVKuG33
— Johan (@Jay_Qz) July 17, 2020
Since the dawn of time, religious people have used singing and chanting as forms of religious expression. Therefore, several churches and religious advocacy groups in California are suing Newsom.
To be precise, the suit against the California governor maintains that he is infringing upon the constitutional rights of churches and church attendees. The plaintiffs suing Newsom also note the permissive stance he took towards Black Lives Matter protesters who gathered and chanted with one another.
Constitutional Rights and Coronavirus
Many Americans are eager for politicians to realize that constiutional rights remain alive and well, even as our nation battles coronavirus. At this time, more people than ever are concerned about government using this “pandemic” as an excuse to trample on freedoms and liberties.
#COVID19 isn't going away anytime soon and it's up to all of us to keep CA healthy.
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) July 15, 2020
Interestingly enough, Newsom’s ban on singing and chanting in churches comes as he has put California on a second lockdown. This time, however, the California governor has yet to provide a timeline for exactly how long he expects businesses to remain closed this go-round.
Newsom’s shutdown has garnered the outrage of many California Republicans. Others who are displeased with Newsom’s leadership amid COVID-19 are calling on the governor of the Golden State to step down from his position at once.
Do you believe that Governor Newsom’s ban on singing and chanting is a violation of constitutional, religious rights? Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments section.