DOJ Supports Capitol Hill Baptist Church In Lawsuit Against D.C. Mayor

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is throwing its weight behind a prominent evangelical church in Washington, D.C., after it became the first in the nation’s capital to sue the District’s Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser for allegedly unfairly applying the city’s lockdown orders on outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

The DOJ said it has filed a “statement of interest” supporting the 850-member church, according to The Christian Post.

“The Justice Department today filed a statement of interest in federal district court in Washington, D.C., arguing the Constitution and federal law require the District of Columbia to accommodate Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s effort to hold worship services outdoors, at least to the same extent the District of Columbia allows other forms of outdoor First Amendment activity, such as peaceful protests,” the statement read. Read more…

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