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Police break up baptism service that defied lockdown rules

(Photo: Unsplash/Chuttersnap)British police interfered with a baptism service held in England due to the religious event having more people in attendance than allowed by recently implemented lockdown restrictions. The London-based congregation The Angel Church held a baptism ceremony on Sunday, led by 28-year-old Senior Pastor Regan King, which 30 people tried to attend. Once alerted... Read more

John Macarthur, Pastor Who Defied COVID-19 Orders, Will Face New Hearing in November

John Macarthur, Pastor Who Defied COVID-19 Orders, Will Face New Hearing in November LOS ANGELES (RNS) The same state social-distancing measures that have ensnarled Rev. John MacArthur in legal proceedings for his refusal to close his church have now delayed a reckoning for the Sun Valley, California, pastor, as a Los Angeles County Superior Court... Read more

‘Whatever Means are Necessary’: Chicago Threatens to Close Church that Defied Order

'Whatever Means are Necessary': Chicago Threatens to Close Church that Defied Order Chicago officials are threatening to close or even bulldoze a church that has continued meeting in defiance of a state order, saying the governors action has the force of law.The state of Illinois has banned in-person church services larger than 10... Read more

‘Stand up for Jesus’ Businessman Will Pay $500 Fines for Chicago Churches that Defied Orders

'Stand up for Jesus' Businessman Will Pay $500 Fines for Chicago Churches that Defied Orders A Chicago businessman and former mayoral candidate says he will pay the $500 fines local authorities handed to three churches that held worship services Sunday in defiance of a statewide ban.Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, Philadelphia Romanian Church of... Read more