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Frankfort, KY: Judge Rules Shut Down of Drive-In Easter Service Is 'Unconstitutional'

• by AP

 Judge Walker wrote,"On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter. That sentence is one that this Court never expected to see outside the pages of a dystopian novel, or perhaps the pages of The Onion." He said: "The Mayor's decision is stunning. And it is, 'beyond all reason,' unconstitutional."

Kentucky's largest city cannot halt a local church's drive-in service planned for Easter, a federal judge on Saturday ruled.

The ruling came as Republicans blasted Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's statewide plan to order people into quarantine if they attend mass gatherings, including religious ones.

On Fire Christian Church had sued Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and the city after Fischer announced drive-in style religious gatherings were not allowed on Easter.