Murrieta religious rights group condemns Governor’s orders prohibiting indoor services

MURRIETA (CNS) - A civil liberties law group representing churches in Riverside County Monday lambasted Gov. Gavin Newsom's executive order again prohibiting indoor services at houses of worship based on rising coronavirus case numbers, saying religious services are "paramount'' in times of crisis and suggesting churches that defy the order would have legal support. "The state's actions today impose another significant setback to the desperately needed social services that are provided by religious organizations,'' said attorney Robert Tyler with Murrieta-based Advocates for Faith & Freedom. "We have (a) mental health crisis that is just as significant as COVID-19. Many churches and synagogues will now be forced to shutter their support groups, counseling and humanitarian relief.'' N
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