Colorado: Religious ministry files lawsuit against state for ban on large gatherings

October 6, 2020 | by:  | Source 

“DENVER (KDVR) — In Woodland Park this week, there are hundreds of people attending a conference where a COVID outbreak took place this summer.

That ministry group, Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM) is now suing the state. It contends Colorado’s rule limiting gatherings at religious buildings is unconstitutional.

AWM says it feels like it’s being singled out by the state and is now suing to hold large gatherings.

The controversy centers on the number of people that should be allowed in church buildings like the Charis Bible College in Woodland Park.

This week as many as 600 people are attending a minister’s conference there. The event is being sponsored by is AWM, which says the guidelines limiting attendees to 175 is unconstitutional.

“The governor’s orders actually discriminate inside the church and outside the facility and that distinction is given to non-religious meetings over religious gatherings,” Liberty Counsel Founder Mat Staver, who is representing the ministry, said.”


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