Attorney: No plan to sue county thanks to revised order on religious services

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Worshippers gather at a drive-in Easter service provided by 412 Church at Reading Cinemas in Murrieta, April 12. Everyone attending the public service parked and observed the service from their cars in compliance with social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Valley News/Shane Gibson photos
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A Murrieta pastor who was threatening to sue Riverside County over prohibitions against religious gatherings under coronavirus-related public health orders will not move forward thanks to amended orders expressly permitting drive-in services. "We're pleased Riverside County made the decision it did based on the governor's order,'' attorney Robert Tyler, representing Pastor Tim Thompson, told City News Service. "We're looking forward to seeing further lifting of restrictions in the future.'' County Board of Supervisors Chairman Manuel Perez announced this afternoon the county would rescind its blanket prohibition against on-site worship services amid the COVID-19 emergency, in response to a revised order by Gov. Gavin Newsom stating that drive-in services, with paris
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