Ministry protests preferential treatment of protests

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with Bible 2A Christian legal organization is seeking to protect a religious organization's constitutional rights.

Andrew Wommack Ministries recently held a conference at Charis Bible College in Colorado. But as Mat Staver of Liberty Council tells OneNewsNow, it was unknowingly on a collision course with state authorities.

"Andrew Wommack Ministries has gone over and above what any other organization has done to protect the health and welfare of the people," Staver asserts. "The organization had actually met several times with local health officials and got the go-ahead on the event."

On July 3rd, the final day of the conference, ministry officials received a cease and desist letter from the Colorado attorney general's office, ordering the remainder of the event and the July 4th celebration scheduled for the next day to be canceled because it allegedly violated COVID-19 rules.

So Liberty Counsel sent a letter to Attorney General W. Eric Kuhn.

Staver

"We attached pictures, and there's many of them you can find with even members of the Denver Broncos football team participating in these protests, and the governor and the attorney general said nothing about it," Staver reports. "So obviously there is a discriminatory treatment between the religious gatherings and the protests that they're giving preferential treatment for."

But as the attorney points out, the Constitution protects religious freedom as well as assembly, so now Liberty Counsel and Andrew Wommack Ministries are waiting to find out if the ministry will receive equal treatment under the law.

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