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By Janita Kan
The Epoch Times
The Justice Department (DOJ) has weighed in on a dispute between the right to exercise one’s religious freedom with local and state official’s efforts to contain the spread of the CCP virus [COVID-19]. This tension has sparked multiple lawsuits across the country.
As the burgeoning CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic continues to reshape American society, many churches and religious institutions have also come up with creative ways to continue with faith-based activities while abiding by social distancing requirements. But in some areas, churches have faced challenges from local and state authorities for their efforts. . . .
“There is no pandemic exception … to the fundamental liberties the Constitution safeguards,” the DOJ said. “Indeed, ‘individual rights secured by the Constitution do not disappear during a public health crisis.’” Click here to continue reading.
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