There has been an ongoing battle between Grace Community Church, pastored by John MacArthur, and the Los Angeles County. And recently, LA County has resorted to pettiness to get its way.
Grace Community Church has gone to court to fight California’s unconstitutional restrictive lockdown orders that limit church attendance to 25% of capacity or 100 people whatever is lower. There will be a full court hearing on Sept. 4, 2020, but until then, the judge allowed the church to restart services provided families social distance and people wore masks.
However, LA County has repeatedly taken the church to court in a losing effort to have the temporary services stopped. When this failed, the LA County has apparently resorted to pettiness.
WND explains what is happening:
When Los Angeles County officials were blocked by a judge from shutting down worship at John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church, they struck back.
The county issued a notice to the church that it was canceling a 45-year-old lease to use a small portion of county land for parking.
“This is harassment, abusive and unconscionable,” said Jenna Ellis, a lawyer with the Thomas More Society who is representing the church.
“Los Angeles County is retaliating against Grace Community Church for simply exercising their constitutionally protected right to hold church and challenging an unreasonable, unlawful healthy order,” she said in a statement reported by the Gateway Pundit.
READ: ‘Unconscionable’: County retaliates against church that got green light to worship