A federal judge struck down Gov. Polis’ COVID-19 public health order that limited the number of people who can attend a church service and the requirement church goers wear masks at all times.
In a huge blow to Polis’ tyrannical COVID-19 response, Judge Dan Domenico ruled both of those restrictions violated the Constitution’s freedom of religion provision.
As the Denver Post reported:
“The Constitution does not allow the State to tell a congregation how large it can be when comparable secular gatherings are not so limited, or to tell a congregation that its reason for wishing to remove facial coverings is less important than a restaurant’s or spa’s,” Domenico wrote in the 44-page order.
Domenico’s ruling points out all that is wrong with Polis’ COVID-19 orders: they are not uniformly applied.
Liberal protestors have been allowed to host mass gatherings for months because those in charge of enforcing our public health orders — Polis and Denver Mayor Hancock — agree with the protestors.
As we reported last week, one day after Hancock announced new restrictions to limit gatherings to five people, hundreds of liberals rallied in front of the state Capitol.
Despite Domenico’s ruling, King Polis still wants to march forward with his unconstitutional power grab.
According the the Denver Post, Polis’s administration is appealing the decision:
Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment appealed the decision Monday, and asked that the judge’s order be reversed while the appeal is pending, saying that allowing services to go forward without precautions could result in outbreaks of COVID-19.
We look forward to hearing Polis explain how violent protests that outnumber a Sunday church service are magically exempt from catching COVID-19.