Pastor threatens lawsuit against county for curbs on religious gatherings

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A Murrieta pastor is threatening to sue Riverside County over alleged civil liberties violations stemming from prohibitions against religious gatherings under the county's coronavirus-related public health orders -- the second prospective legal action announced inside of a week. ``The county's order is over-broad because it makes no exceptions for religious institutions taking extensive protective measures, such as drive-in services in which participants remain isolated in their cars, or in-person services in which participants practice CDC guidelines and are separated by more than six feet,'' according to a statement released Thursday night by attorney Robert Tyler, who is representing Pastor Tim Thompson. ``Instead, the county instituted restrictions banning religious
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