"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; <snipped> or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, . . ."
The above is quoted from the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States for effect, the only part left out was freedom of speech and the right of redress as that is not what I am addressing here, now. It's of interest that during the tumultuous year of 2020, one set of people were allowed and encouraged to peacefully assemble in spite of Controyavirus restrictions and the facts that they weren't that peaceful at all, yet Christians were banned from holding Church services.
" A California church that defied safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic by holding large, unmasked religious services must pay $1.2 million in fines, a judge has ruled. " This Church was in San Jose.
Hmm. I think somebody needs to tell that Bay Area San Jose church that they need to appeal and refer to this case that was taken to the United States Supreme Court:
"The legal battle between John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church (GCC) in Sun Valley, Calif., and the state of California and Los Angeles County has finally concluded. Under the terms of the settlement, reached Tuesday, Aug. 31, the state and county must pay the church $400,000 each in legal fees.
“After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some public health safety measures could not apply to houses of worship,” county officials said in a statement, “resolving this litigation is the responsible and appropriate thing to do. <snipped paragraph>"