One of the very biggest reasons yet for why the lockdown is a scam: A federal judge struck down Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s lockdown orders for churches because the lockdown did not apply to Black Lives Matter protests

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

June 26, 2020

My list of reasons why the lockdown is a scam can be read at Here are 150 reasons why I’m against the COVID-19 lockdowns

Here’s a new one that I’ll be adding the next time I update my list.

A federal judge has ruled against the lockdown on churches and synagogues by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, because the lockdown did not apply to Black Lives Matter protestors.

This is absolute proof, from a federal judge, that the lockdown is a scam.

Here are some examples of Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s hypocrisy:

De Blasio broke up a rabbi’s funeral, citing the virus as the reason, but allowed a funeral for George Floyd.

De Blasio threatened to shut down synagogues and churches, but not mosques.

De Blasio said he still supported quarantine measures that limited attendance at houses of worship to 10, even as he supported much larger gatherings for Black Lives Matter protests.

Cuomo criticized anti-lockdown protestors, but defended Black Lives Matter protestors who violated the lockdown.

And one of the most absurd examples of the lockdown’s double standards: A Jewish children’s gathering turned into a George Floyd protest so De Blasio wouldn’t shut it down.

Here’s a photograph of it. Note the sign on the left that says, “Justice for George Floyd.”

https://twitter.com/JakeTurx/status/1268970681351405575

Make up your minds, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. Either the virus is too dangerous for people to be gathering in large groups, or it’s not. You can’t have it be safe for people that you agree with, but dangerous for people that you disagree with. Viruses don’t work that way. The virus doesn’t know or care why people are gathering together in large groups.

Here’s the article:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/citing-protests-federal-judge-strikes-down-cuomo-and-de-blasio-lockdown-orders-for-churches

Citing protests, federal judge strikes down Cuomo and de Blasio lockdown orders for churches

By Nicholas Rowan

June 26, 2020

A federal judge on Friday struck down orders issued by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that limit the size of church services.

The ruling, a preliminary injunction delivered by District Judge Gary Sharpe, notes that by endorsing protests for racial justice while simultaneously discouraging large gatherings in churches, both Cuomo and de Blasio undermined their claim that their lockdown orders were “generally applicable.”

“The State argues, in overly-simplistic fashion, that the challenged laws only incidentally impose a burden on religious exercise, and they are neutral and generally applicable, and therefore, only rational basis need be shown, which is self-evident: preventing the spread of COVID-19,” Sharpe wrote. “The State was silent with respect to the mass race protests.”

Sharpe added that de Blasio’s comments with regard to churches, as well as his attitude toward New York Jewish communities, made it difficult for the mayor to make a “legitimate” claim that he is not biased against people of faith while favoring protests.

“Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio could have just as easily discouraged protests, short of condemning their message, in the name of public health and exercised discretion to suspend enforcement for public safety reasons instead of encouraging what they knew was a flagrant disregard of the outdoor limits and social distancing rules,” Sharpe wrote. “They could have also been silent. But by acting as they did, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio sent a clear message that mass protests are deserving of preferential treatment.”

De Blasio, in early June, said that allowing protests and allowing religious services were “not the same question.”

The ruling came after Catholic churches and Orthodox synagogues in upstate New York filed a suit earlier this month alleging that Cuomo’s executive orders violated their First Amendment rights.

Following Sharpe’s order, New York officials are no longer allowed to impose limits on indoor, in-person religious gatherings.

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June 26, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , . COVID-19.

2 Comments

  1. Marilyn Crawford replied:

    I would like to see DeBlasio and Cuomo face crime arrests for their genocide on seniors in NY. There is no excuse for what they did, none whatsoever. There were places to send them, but seems they used the opportunity for elimination of those who lived on medicare, as their budget balancing effort.

    • Benjamin Kemer replied:

      There was extra field hospitals being offered for extra patients.

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