Battle between religious liberty and pandemic security may reach Supreme Court

A federal judge suggested the city of Louisville’s efforts to stop a drive-in Easter service was tantamount to a plot to criminalize religion. The Kansas Supreme Court, however, upheld a ban on religious gatherings of 10 or more people.

And a Florida megachurch pastor was arrested for defying stay-at-home orders and holding church in person. He finally relented and chose to hold Easter services online.

With controversy and uncertainty, the pandemic has ignited an extraordinary battle across America between religious liberty and the security state’s efforts to slow the coronavirus. It’s one that could finally land at the U.S. Supreme Court.