'Religious Liberty Triumphs': Calif. to Pay $2.1 Million for Churches' Legal Fees

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by XXJefferson#51, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. XXJefferson#51

    XXJefferson#51 Banned

    Joined:
    May 29, 2017
    Messages:
    16,405
    Likes Received:
    14,888
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    California's restrictions on houses of worship are proving to be costly.

    The state in recent days agreed to pay $1.6 million in attorney’s fees to settle a lawsuit filed by South Bay United Pentecostal Church. It also agreed to pay $550,000 in attorney’s fees to settle a lawsuit filed by a Catholic priest, Father Trevor Burfitt.

    All total, the state of California owes $2,150,000 in the two cases that were filed by the Thomas More Society.

    “Plaintiffs should be and hereby are declared prevailing parties,” U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant wrote, referencing South Bay United Pentecostal Church.

    Thomas More Society applauded the settlements, saying it means “religious liberty triumphs.”…






    https://www.christianheadlines.com/...o-pay-21-million-for-churches-legal-fees.html









    This settlement is great news for religious liberty. The courts have finally vindicated that religious observances are essential services. The fact that the state has to pay legal fees shows how off base it’s leadership was. The blue state and cities war on churches and religious observances has been fully rebuked.
     
  2. XXJefferson#51

    XXJefferson#51 Banned

    Joined:
    May 29, 2017
    Messages:
    16,405
    Likes Received:
    14,888
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    The hate filled anti religious bigotry against religion and religious believers of the blue city mayors and blue state governors is at last being repudiated. Never again.
     
    Matthewthf and ToddWB like this.
  3. FatBack

    FatBack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2018
    Messages:
    54,609
    Likes Received:
    50,771
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Did they happen to shut down any mosques? I would bet they didn't Democrats sure seem to love hating on Christianity recently but they sure do give Islam a total pass. Turns out they're bigotry is kind of expensive to the taxpayer. Too bad it's not coming out of their own damn pocket but they think twice then
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2021
  4. FreshAir

    FreshAir Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Messages:
    152,769
    Likes Received:
    64,449
    Trophy Points:
    113
    if that was the cost to prevent the church's from become mega spreaders, it was worth it
     
    Pants likes this.
  5. Chrizton

    Chrizton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2020
    Messages:
    7,935
    Likes Received:
    3,902
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Good day for the lawyers. For the others, not really a big win. Some bells cannot be un-rung with time being so boringly linear and all.
     
  6. The Mello Guy

    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    111,019
    Likes Received:
    38,666
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ridiculous, people framed for crimes who spend decades in prison don’t get that much, but having mass via zoom?
     
  7. Starcastle

    Starcastle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2020
    Messages:
    5,534
    Likes Received:
    3,122
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Mosques and BLM riots are not? This is entirely political and you know it.
     
  8. FreshAir

    FreshAir Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Messages:
    152,769
    Likes Received:
    64,449
    Trophy Points:
    113
    mosques were included, as for riots, those are criminals, they were not following the laws, any more than the insurrectionists Trump sent to the Capital
     
  9. XXJefferson#51

    XXJefferson#51 Banned

    Joined:
    May 29, 2017
    Messages:
    16,405
    Likes Received:
    14,888
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Trump sent no one into the capitol. Those who did that preplanned it well in advance of his speech. He urged everyone to be peaceful in his speech.
     
    Matthewthf likes this.
  10. Giftedone

    Giftedone Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    64,660
    Likes Received:
    13,735
    Trophy Points:
    113
    What a pile of nonsense "hate filled anti religious bigotry" . Get a grip on your brain - sounds worse than the anti Jew trope.

    Clearly there were legitimate reasons for restrictions due to the "Pandemic" - which had nothing to do with religious hate or bigotry any more than all the restaurants that had to close.

    Whether or not we agree with these restrictions is another matter - but to call this "religious bigotry" is nonsense.
     
    ChiCowboy, Pants and AZ. like this.
  11. XXJefferson#51

    XXJefferson#51 Banned

    Joined:
    May 29, 2017
    Messages:
    16,405
    Likes Received:
    14,888
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    There were initially when we didn’t know fully what we were dealing with. That quickly faded as the bigotry and hate set in and blue leaders treated religious observance differently than every other kind of comparable gathering. Remember when mayors sent their law enforcement in to ticket and break up parking lot services where the pastor was in the church and all the members were in their own cars listening on an fm radio frequency? Meanwhile those cars were ok in the Walmart parking lot or at the weed or liquor store or sin a fast food drive through, anywhere but church, mosque, or synagogue. We will never forget that.
     
    Matthewthf likes this.
  12. cd8ed

    cd8ed Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    42,715
    Likes Received:
    33,851
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    So after not paying any taxes & refusing to abide by basic safety guidelines, churches have found a new way to fleece the taxpayer.

    I give them one thing, they are determined to make as much money as possible, jets don’t come cheap I guess.
     

Share This Page