Skip to comments.Texas attorney general forbids local authorities from shutting down churches, religious schools
Posted on 07/18/2020 7:44:35 PM PDT by george76
They're 'protected by the First Amendment and Texas law,' A.G. says.
The attorney general of Texas yesterday ordered local authorities to cease any attempts to shut down churches and private religious schools, stating that those institutions are protected by both the U.S. Constitution and Texas statute. ..
A.G. Ken Paxton said that "the robust constitutional and statutory protections unique to religious individuals and communities at all times" prohibit local governments from closing them down, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
local public health officials have [recently] begun to issue orders restricting or limiting in-person instruction" in private schools. In the letter, the attorney general said that "religious private schools and institutions" are exempt from those regulations.
"Under the Governors orders, local governments are prohibited from closing religious institutions or dictating mitigation strategies to those institutions," Paxton.. Local governments are similarly prohibited from issuing blanket orders closing religious private schools."
(Excerpt) Read more at justthenews.com ...
Someone gets it!
Seesh! Is there anywhere in this country that it’s not warring and fighting in the courts?
Local potentates need reigning-in strictly.
Guidelines -— OK. Great!!!
Mandates -— SHUV ‘EM
Praise God! So thankful for Ken Paxton. After what is happening in CA with the governor forbidding even small group Bible studies in homes, it is nice to see a person in authority who remembers we are still under the constitution!
Dictates -- SHOOT 'EM
If that be treason (or sedition) make the most of it!
God Bless Texas.
>>If that be treason (or sedition) make the most of it!<<
Once upon a time - not long ago - that was known as “freedom”
Some of us have not forgotten.
It is our SACRED DUTY to remind the rest!
It is our SACRED OBLIGATION and, should we cower,
we shall be answerable to the very FIRES OF HELL!
Newsome pulled this crap off in CA and us getting sued by ACLJ. SEKULOWS GROUP
THRY WILL WIN
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