Andrew Cuomo And Bill De Blasio Face Lawsuit Over Double Standard On Protests Vs. Religious Worship

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have allowed massive protests in recent weeks while continuing to deny the rights of people of faith.

Now some people have had enough.

Orthodox Jews and Catholic priests have joined forces to sue the governor and the mayor.

The New York Post reports:

De Blasio, Cuomo sued by priests, Orthodox Jews for banning service

Two Catholic priests and a trio of Orthodox Jews are suing Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo — accusing them of an “unprecedented abuse of power” in shuttering houses of worship while supporting mass protests.

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Upstate priests Rev. Steven Soos and Rev. Nicholas Stamos and Brooklyn Jewish congregants Elchanan Perr, Daniel Schonborn and Mayer Mayerfeld filed a federal lawsuit last week arguing New York’s leaders “exploited the COVID-19 pandemic” to create “a veritable dictatorship” with their lockdown rules.

“These orders, both the emergency stay-home and reopening plan declarations, clearly discriminate against houses of worship,” their attorney, Christopher Ferrara, said in a statement. “They are illegally content-based, elaborate, arbitrary and pseudo-scientific.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James is also named in the suit for helping to enforce the rules, which the lawsuit says have been “exposed as a sham.”

Just this week, there was another massive protest in Broklyn.

At the same time, the city welded shut the entrance to a park in a Jewish neighborhood.

People in the neighborhood responded with bolt cutters.

People are done with the double standard.

 

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