Gov. Newsom Smackdown! Lawsuit Settlement Decides He’s Gotta Pay One LA Church Some Big Money

California Governor Gavin Newsom lost another legal battle and he’s is going to have to shell a lot of cash.

“After nearly a yearlong battle defending our religious freedoms, our lawsuit has reached a permanent settlement in our favor,” the Rev. Ché Ahn, founder of the church, said. “I am thrilled to see the complete reversal of the last discriminatory restrictions against churches in California.”

Mat Staver, founder of the Liberty Counsel, who represented the harvest Rock Church of Pasadena said Newsom is the “worst governor in America”

“The church stayed open [during the lockdown], and the pastor and parishioners were threatened with daily criminal charges that were up to a year in prison,” he said.

Newsom settled to pay the church $1.35 million and agreed that the Newsom’s administration can no longer place pandemic restrictions on houses of worship.

Last year the church took a case all the way to the US Supreme Court and in a 6-3 ruling decided the church could allow 200 worshipers inside however continued to prohibit singing.

“Governor Newsom has always put the health and well-being of Californians first, resulting in the lowest positivity rates in the country and over 36 million shots in arms – more than any other state,” a spokesperson in Newsom’s office told Fox News. “This settlement resolves this case while providing clarity and certainty to the public around the public health standards applicable to places of worship following recent rulings by the US Supreme Court. California has led the nation in safely reopening because our decisions are based on what the science and data tells us, and we will continue to do so as we look beyond the Blueprint.”

Newsom’s spokesperson didn’t mention that the governor lost another court battle last month that ruled the State of California can not limit indoor, at religious gatherings.

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