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Abundant Life Church, Jackson County settle lawsuit over COVID-19 restrictions

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Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit and Jackson County have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over COVID-19 restrictions. The county will pay the church $146,750 and agree that any future health ...

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California, Los Angeles settle with John MacArthur’s church for $800K

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California is paying a steep price for the way it treated John McArthur’s Grace Community Church during the lockdown. The state and the city of Los Angeles have agreed to pay $800,000 ...

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Church wins lawsuit over Washington DC Covid restrictions

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A church in the nation’s capital has been awarded $220,000 over limits on gatherings during Covid. Capitol Hill Baptist Church (CHBC) filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Washington DC restrictions that a ...

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California to pay churches $2 million for unfair Covid regulations

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The State of California has been forced to enter into permanent injunctions that prohibit the state from ever again imposing discriminatory Covid restrictions on all houses of worship statewide. It comes after ...

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Canadian pastors say continuing church closures are ‘soft totalitarianism”

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As Canadian churches remain closed or under severe Covid restrictions many pastors see Christianity crumbling. While Covid regulations are the current reason, the country’s government has become increasingly hostile to faith in ...

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California ends church restrictions after Supreme Court ruling

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California has lifted unconstitutional restrictions on church capacity following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. “In response to recent judicial rulings, effective immediately, location and capacity limits on places of worship are ...

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Supreme Court rules against California’s Covid-19 restrictions on in-home religious gatherings

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The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that California must lift its coronavirus restrictions on in-home prayer meetings and other home-based religious gatherings. Five conservative justices noted that rules limiting indoor social gatherings to ...

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Shawnee County to lift health orders on Monday; mask mandate remains

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Starting Monday, March 22, COVID-19 Health Orders in Shawnee County will become just recommendations. Shawnee County Commissioners made the move on a 2-1 vote Thursday, with commission chair Kevin Cook voting against ...

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Canadian pastor will remain imprisoned for holding church service

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Christians around the world are speaking out on behalf of a Canadian pastor imprisoned since Feb. 16 for holding in-person worship services. Pastor James Coates with GraceLife Church of Edmonton was arrested ...

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Kansas House will hear testimony on restricting sexually oriented businesses

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A Kansas House committee is scheduled to hear testimony on a bill that would place restrictions on sexually oriented businesses (SOBs). Republican Representative John Barker of Abilene has agreed to hear Bill ...

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Biden proposes state travel ban while increasing migrant entries

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President Joe Biden is being called out for hypocrisy after he floated a ban on Americans traveling to Florida and other states over Covid fears.  The suggestion comes as his administration prepares ...

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Federal mask mandate goes into effect today, with penalties

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A new national mask mandate put in place by the CDC goes into effect today. Requirements to wear a mask apply to individuals traveling on buses, subways, trains, planes, taxis, ferries and ...

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Kansas City extends and revises COVID-19 restrictions

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has extended the city’s state of emergency and updated its restrictions and safety guidelines. The Covid state of emergency will now continue until May 1.  The news ...

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Missouri Governor Parson inauguration held

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson began a second term in office Monday with an inaugural ceremony that was scaled back. The event also marked kicked off Missouri’s bicentennial year. Up to 2,000 people ...

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Scotland closes all churches in latest lockdowns

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As of Wednesday, church buildings across Scotland have been shuttered as part of the latest government lockdowns. The restriction, expected to last for “at least four weeks,” affects all of the mainland, ...

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Half of households with children concerned about food security for the next month

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The new year would be a good time for churches and individuals to step up to help feed the hungry. Less than half of households with kids in the United State are ...

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Church distributes more than 40,000 Christmas meals

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Christmas was brighter for many Joplin, Mo. families, thanks to volunteers at Hope City Church, who packed meals for those less fortunate. “In a season where it can be easy to give ...

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World Health Organization criticizes politicians talking of ‘new’ virus in Britain

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According to news service Rueters, the World Health Organization has warned politicians and health officials about false claims there’s a new and more deadly Covid virus. The WHO stated the virus in ...

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Ruling on church restrictions applauded as win for freedom

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Religious freedom advocates applauded a federal appeals court decision this week that blocked enforcement of Nevada’s pandemic-related restrictions on churches because they treat various secular events and businesses “significantly better” than worship ...

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Colorado restrictions on religious gatherings

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The U.S. Supreme Court continues to side with churches that are challenging overreaching state restrictions. On Tuesday, the court ruled in favor of a Colorado church that sued Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. ...

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Churches rebrand as ‘strip clubs’ in response to CA ruling

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Two Southern California pastors rebranded their churches as strip clubs to get around stringent COVID-19 regulations San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil said ...

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Covid restrictions causing food insecurity among Americans

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As some governors re-enforce partial or total Covid lockdowns across the nation, many Americans are concerned about being able to feed their families. Food insecurity is highest in states with lockdowns and ...

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Where each state stands on lockdowns and restrictions

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Just in time for Christmas, state governors and local authorities are re-instituting full or partial lockdowns. The actions come as several lawsuits, claiming they are unconstitutional, wind their way through the nation’s ...

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Americans more accepting of churches defying lockdown orders today than in March

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The American public is much more accepting of churches defying coronavirus lockdown orders today than they were last spring. Paul Djupe, an affiliated scholar with the Public Religion Research Institute, and Ryan ...

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Elderly woman chooses suicide rather than lockdown

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A Canadian news service is reporting that a 90-year-old woman chose assisted suicide rather than living through another lockdown at her nursing home. The disturbing development, reported by CTV News Medical Correspondent, ...

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