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U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe handed down a preliminary injunction on Friday against New York officials for violating the First Amendment by shutting down religious services while encouraging Black Lives Matter protests.

Earlier this month, two Catholic priests and three Orthodox Jews came together in a lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General Letitia James, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, alleging that Democrats were violating their religious liberty under the First Amendment (and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment) by discouraging religious gatherings while joining large crowds of protesters in the streets.
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Federal Judge: Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio Violated Religious Freedom

Father Sergei Romanov entered the women's monastery in Russia with help from armed supporters.
Coronavirus: Covid-denying priest Father Sergei Romanov seizes Russian monastery - BBC News

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Christianity Today calls for churches to pay reparations to black people:

We have entered the era of swift action taken towards those who do not comport in the approved fashion.

(This is the latest in a series of reports detailing the way activists are wielding punishments for improper protest support.)

One of the disturbing practices we bear witness to on the regular involves people combing through the past of individuals and finding something from years past — sometimes decades ago — that can be interpreted as ‘’offensive’’ today. This is the cancel culture practice of unearthing skeletons in order to claim a scalp. Now it has evolved to a point where people can come under fire over things they have not even said, a new level of intolerance being expressed in the name of tolerance.
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Several churches in Somerville, Mass., say they plan to defy the mayor's "arbitrary" coronavirus restrictions on in-person services.
Massachusetts churches plan to defy restrictions that ‘would prevent even Jesus and the 12 disciples from gathering’ | Fox News

Across the UK, tens of thousands joined Black Lives Matter protests calling for an end to systemic racism and police brutality, despite calls from the government to stay at home. In London, demonstrators held up signs reading “racism is a pandemic”, “silence is violence”, and “the time to change was yesterday.”  Starting in Parliament Square, crowds marched through Whitehall
‘No justice, no peace’: Tens of thousands protest against racism across UK despite coronavirus warnings | The Independent

Malik Obama, Barack’s half-brother, dropped a little nugget on Twitter today: A photo of Barack wearing Muslim garb.

Our favorite president

"Islamic jihadis feel free to attack brazenly and out in the open, as they know that weak authorities, desperately afraid of being labeled “Islamophobic,” will deal with them lightly and they will be out on the streets again in no time. And so it is certain that Sophie will not be the last Australian, or the last person in London, to be attacked in broad daylight by a Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar.” Such people have been nothing but encouraged." (Robert Spencer)
TV reporter SCREAMS live on air as she is attacked by screwdriver-wielding Muslim yelling 'Allahu Akbar' during Floyd protest - Geller Report News

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A 13-year-old Iranian girl was beheaded in an "honor killing" by her father while she was sleeping, local media have claimed.

Romina Ashrafi was killed with a farming sickle in her family home in Hovigh, Talesh county, as a form of "punishment", reports said.

She had planned to run away with an older man she had fallen in love with, Iran International TV said.
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Girl, 13, Beheaded by Her Father While She Slept in Iranian Honor Killing

WHEN IT comes to social distancing, the Church has got it covered. In recent weeks we’ve seen...
Priest performs socially-distanced baptism on baby using water pistol | The Irish Post

The governor gave California churches the green light to reopen, three days after the president threatened to "override" states that continued to block in-person religious services due to the pandemic.
California reopens churches 3 days after Trump threatened to 'override' states

President Trump on Friday ordered governors to allow houses of worship to open immediately, declaring them “essential” to American life during COVID-19. 
Trump demands governors allow churches to open | TheHill

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday warned California's governor that his COVID-19 restrictions discriminated against places of worship by preventing them from meeting while businesses and film studios are allowed to carry on working.

Two churches in Georgia and Texas that reopened recently amid the novel coronavirus pandemic have since closed their doors again after churchgoers and religious leaders tested positive for the virus, according to multiple media reports.
Two Southern churches forced to reclose after leaders, congregants get coronavirus | TheHill

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Israel is threatening to remove GOD TV channel just one week after its launch, claiming it is proselytizing.

The Christian network that broadcasts in at least 200 countries, responded in a statement saying, "if we were doing something sneaky, we would not have announced it to the world."
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to reopen his state calls for bans of gatherings of more than 50 people, including worship services, until a vaccine or treatment for the coronavirus is “widely available.”

The Democrat governor released his five-phase plan, titled “Restoring Illinois,” Tuesday, which says even at Phase 4, called “Revitalization,” “50 or fewer” would be permitted at any gatherings as long as testing and tracing are widely conducted.
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Illinois Governor: No Religious Services for More than 50 Until Vaccine

Two other federal judges had previously ruled the Kentucky governor’s temporary ban on mass gatherings constitutional.
Court halts ban on mass gatherings at Kentucky churches - POLITICO


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