Beloved Church Challenges Ban On Worship Services
May 6, 2020
A church in northwest Illinois filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block part of Gov. JB Pritzker's stay-at-home executive order, especially its ban on public worship services.
The suit was filed by the Thomas More Society, a conservative legal advocacy group, on behalf of Pastor Steve Cassell of Most Beloved Church in Lena, in Stephenson County. The complaint argues the governor's order violates several provisions of both the state and federal constitutions.
"The spiritual well-being of the people of Illinois is just as important as their temporal well-being during these dark times," Peter...