VICTORY! California Judge Says John MacArthur Can Hold Indoor Church
A California judge today ruled that Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church can hold indoor church services and they can even sing songs.
“An historic win,” said Jenna Ellis, the church’s attorney. She pointed out it was the first time a California court recognized that church is essential.
Los Angeles County was hoping the judge would slap Pastor MacArthur with a temporary restraining order forcing him to cease holding indoor services.
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“This is a huge vindication for Pastor John and the Board of Elders at Grace Community Church, who have simply asked for their right to worship the Lord together in church to be acknowledged and protected,” Ellis told the Todd Starnes Show.
The full hearing is set for September 4.
“This is why John MacArthur is so deeply loved and respected by his congregation and all over the world. He is a gracious and firm leader, and his stand for church being essential has now been rightly validated,” she said. “We look forward to continuing to advocate on his behalf in asking the Court to continue to protect the fundamental rights of churches.”
This is a developing story and will be updated.
🚨BREAKING w/ @PaulJonna:
An HISTORIC WIN today for @johnmacarthur and @GraceComChurch! Judge allows indoor services with singing and no attendance cap! Church agrees to adhere to mask and social distancing until full hearing.
FIRST CA Court to recognize #ChurchIsEssential!
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) August 14, 2020