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US Supreme Court halts NY governor’s rules that treat churches, synagogues worse than businesses

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Ryan Tucker, director of the ADF Center for Christian Ministries regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday night to immediately halt enforcement of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s discriminatory COVID-19 restrictions on churches and synagogues:

“Last night’s ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that ‘even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten.’ The Constitution forbids government officials from treating religious Americans like second-class citizens. As the court made clear, New York Gov. Cuomo’s executive order singled out houses of worship for especially harsh treatment, barring many from attending religious services. In light of this ruling, we call on all elected officials to amend any religious discriminatory orders. The First Amendment requires the government to protect the rights of its religious communities.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.


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