Oregon Governor Changes Occupancy Limits for Churches to Recommendations Only
Because of some recent federal court decisions regarding churches, Governor Brown has just today released new guidelines for faith institutions. The occupancy and capacity limits for churches are now only recommendations. They will NOT enforce them. There will no longer be any unConstitutional intermeddling of the State with the free exercise of religion concerning when and how to meet for churches in Oregon. This is what we at Prepare the Way Ministries were praying for from the beginning of this situation and want to thank you for all your prayers in this area. The Governor’s change in policy was due to “recent court decisions” where the capacity limits were challenged successfully in courts by other churches and ministries. Pastors and ministry leaders have the best intentions for their congregants and they know how best to minister to their flocks. Now the State of Oregon has acknowledged this as well.
Here’s a quote from the Governors Faith Liaison Team today:
“Dear Faith Leaders:
I write to inform you of a legal change to the guidance for faith institutions, which the Governor authorized a few days ago. As you may be aware, a series of recent court decisions arising in other states have appeared to modify the legal analysis that some courts may apply to certain public health restrictions that are specific to faith institutions. In light of those decisions, the State has opted to modify the guidance for faith institutions so that, as a legal matter, the capacity limits for faith institutions are public health recommendations only, and not enforceable…”
Here’s the link for the new guidelines today with the change to “Recommendation” only for churches:
Praying the Lord would anoint your Christmas celebrations.
John C Nyberg
God Bless It is past due.December 20, 2020
Thank you Kate for doing the right thing.December 20, 2020
About time and what about all of us paying daycare home schooling our children and still paying state taxes???over this fraud!!!!December 20, 2020
Thank you, Jesus!!December 20, 2020
When they take her paycheck away, I will be happy 😊December 20, 2020
Wow! Just very grateful the governor kate brown made a constitutional decision. Not typically like her. Thank the Lord. God bless her.December 20, 2020
THY GOD REIGNETH! He rules over all nations, and though the heathen rage, He will some day laugh & speak to them in His wrath. Christ is on the Throne! Blessed are they who trust in Him! Psalm 2!December 21, 2020
Open Oregon. What you’re doing is killing small businesses. Not to mention that rape and mental health has increased along side of suicides.December 21, 2020
Thank you for your strength and perseverance to restore freedom to religion!!!December 22, 2020
It requires a strong purpose to push against the injustice of religious discrimination.