AG Barr Will 'Take Action' Against Gov Officials Who Regulate Religious Services

Attorney General Bill Barr will reportedly take “action” next week against local governments that have singled out religious organizations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“During this sacred week for many Americans, AG Barr is monitoring govt regulation of religious services. While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly & not single out religious orgs. Expect action from DOJ next week!” DOJ Director of Communications Kerri Kupec tweeted on Saturday.

Some churches have faced pushback from local authorities as they got creative in trying to hold services, including drive-ins where there was no direct contact with others.

Kerri Kupec DOJ Spokesperson on Twitter