The coronavirus pandemic has revealed New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to be a petty tyrant.
He looks the other way whenever there is a left wing protest but cracks down on churches and religious groups constantly.
Just before Thanksgiving, the United States Supreme Court ruled against Cuomo in a case brought by Catholic and Jewish groups.
Now Cuomo is calling the Supreme Court ruling irrelevant.
The New York Post reports:
Cuomo calls Supreme Court church ruling ‘irrelevant’ despite decision
The Supreme Court’s order temporarily blocking New York from setting coronavirus capacity limits at houses of worship is “irrelevant” and “moot,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo claimed Thursday.
In the 5-4 decision, the court sided with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, who sued Cuomo over his restrictions on congregating in state-designated coronavirus hot spots, saying his actions trampled on religious freedom.
Cuomo, in a Thanksgiving Day conference call with reporters, insisted the order was moot because the houses of worship in question in the curt battle are no longer in designated red and orange zones in Brooklyn in Queens so the restrictions no longer apply to them.
The safety restriction to tame the pandemic imposed attendance caps at houses of worship from 10 to 25 people, respectively. The plaintiffs argued that the restrictions violated their religious freedoms under the First Amendment and unfairly targeted them while businesses deemed essential, including groceries and takeout restaurants, were allowed to operate.
Even though this was a victory for freedom, some people are noting that the ruling was only 5 to 4.
John Nolte writes at Breitbart:
Nolte: Thanksgiving SCOTUS Decision Shows We’re One Vote from Losing First Amendment
What have we already learned on this Thanksgiving Day? That we are one vote away, just one little vote, from losing our sacred First Amendment rights, our right to assemble and to worship our God.
You don’t need me to tell you — well, maybe if you attended public schools you do — that one of the primary reasons the pilgrims jumped on the Mayflower and came over to this continent was to escape the religious persecution of fascists like New York’s Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who flagrantly issued an edict outlawing religious services of more than ten or 25 people, depending on the area…
If Ruth Bader Ginsberg were still on the Court, Cuomo’s fascist persecution would have been sanctified by the highest court in the land.
Justice Roberts, who is supposedly a conservative, voted with the liberals on the court.
What a disappointment he has turned out to be.