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* Background is here if you need it. From Gov. Pritzker’s media briefing today…
A northern Illinois church that sued had services today with more than 100 people. Will there be consequences?
I understand that their temporary restraining order was denied in court. I heard that just a few minutes before coming out here. And so they shouldn’t have been having services at all except if they were in groups of 10 or less.
Again, this is temporary, and people need to understand that, especially faith leaders that keeping your parishioners safe is the most important thing that you can do your leadership matters here, and we’re not stopping you from praying we’re not stopping you from connecting with your parishioners what we are trying to stop is the spread of this invisible killer.
I’ll update when I know more.
*** UPDATE 1 *** From the court…
Plaintiffs The Beloved Church and Stephen Carrell filed a motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on 4/30/2020. In their motion, Plaintiffs seek injunctive relief to permit them to gather for worship at their church on Sunday, 5/3/20, despite Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020−32 (dated 4/30/2020). The Court ordered expedited briefing, and Defendants filed their responses at 5:00 p.m. on 5/1/20, and Plaintiffs filed their reply at 2:00 p.m. on 5/2/20.
After due consideration, the Court denies Plaintiffs’ motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. The Court will issue a written opinion and order explaining its ruling shortly.
*** UPDATE 2 *** The Sun-Times has a very good story about the ruling. Click here.