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California judge sides with church by allowing indoor services in 'historic win'

• Washington Times

A California court rejected Friday efforts by Los Angeles County to require a popular megachurch to comply with pandemic orders, allowing the church to hold indoor services with singing and without attendance limits pending a resolution of the case.

Superior Court Judge James Chalfant denied the county's request for a temporary restraining order against Grace Community Church after the church began holding indoor services July 26 in defiance of state and county rules aimed at combating the novel coronavirus, according to a press release from the Thomas More Society.

Attorney Jenna Ellis called it a "historic win," tweeting that the court was the first in California "to recognize #churchisessential."

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