Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s reputation has never been the same since his racist yearbook photo went public.
In order to save face with Democrats, he has shifted radically to the Left.
But he will regret going too far with his latest anti-Christian attack after what William Barr did.
It has been over a year since Ralph Northam’s yearbook photo, showing a picture of himself either in blackface or Ku Klux Klan robes were revealed to the world.
That one photo nearly destroyed his entire political career, and will forever haunt him in future elections.
To try to make up for it, he has been doing everything he can to prove himself with the wackiest of the far-Left.
He has been pushing to remove all pieces of American history they deem to be racist, and has been pushing his anti-Christian agenda into overdrive.
His latest anti-Christian move comes in response to the Chinese coronavirus.
Northam has placed some of the most draconian restrictions on activities he deems “non-essential.”
Unsurprisingly, one of those activities is religion, with churches not being considered essential.
He is threatening those who attend church with jailtime in a shocking attack on religious liberty.
In response, Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Virginia is suing the state after their pastor, Kevin Wilson, was cited by police following an April 5th Palm Sunday service, which was attended by 16 people.
This very same gathering would be legal if the people happened to be in a liquor store, which is considered “essential” under the same order that criminalizes church services.
For that reason, the Justice Department led by Attorney General William Barr just filed a “Statement of Interest” in their case.
In a statement, the DOJ blasted Northam’s order.
“For many people of faith, exercising religion is essential, especially during a crisis,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband wrote. “The Commonwealth of Virginia has offered no good reason for refusing to trust congregants who promise to use care in worship in the same way it trusts accountants, lawyers, and other workers to do the same.”
In the statement, the DOJ states that the pastor maintained “rigorous social-distancing and personal-hygiene protocols” during the service.
U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said this case highlights the need for “states to remember that we do not abandon all of our freedom in times of emergency.”
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