Health Departments Threaten to Fine and Close Ohio Churches Over State Face Mask Mandate

Health Departments Threaten to Fine and Close Ohio Churches Over State Face Mask Mandate

Churches have notified the Ohio Christian Alliance that they have been harassed and threatened by county health departments over the face mask mandate issue.  We are tracking down this alarming trend of health departments making calls to churches concerning face masks during church services. A records request in one county revealed that 14 calls have been made in the last ten days since the statewide face mask order went into effect.  Churches in other urban counties in Ohio are reporting the same kind of calls coming into their offices. The Ohio Christian Alliance with our staff and volunteers is collecting reports that will be provided to statewide officials to address this problem and to tell the health departments to stand down when it comes to churches. 

Part 2 - Attorney Brad Dacus, President of the Pacific Justice Institute, a legal advocacy organization on First Amendment issues, joins OCA President Chris Long to discuss these egregious violations of religious liberty happening in California and across the country during the COVID-19 health issue.  Share this important broadcast with family and friends. 

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