In a new tweet, “Wind Beneath my Wings” singer Bette Midler suggested doctors and nurses sue over houses of worships that continue to hold gatherings amid the pandemic.
Midler wrote “Packing the Supreme Court really works, but for whom? Why do the religious get to gather in super spreader groups, if they will sicken rest of us? And when they get sick why should any stressed out health-care worker be forced to look after them?”
She added “Doctors and nurses should sue.”
Midler also replied to Karin Janzen who wrote “And no one is taking the church away. The church isn’t a building. It’s the people and their communal connection to a Higher Power. There is no reason they can’t meet digitally. Most churches are doing it. Every one would rather meet in person, but a few digital wks won’t hurt.”
Midler responded “Amen.”
Recently, in the case brought by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Agudath Israel of America a 5-4 majority including Amy Coney Barrett voted against “the Governor’s severe restrictions on the applicants’ religious services.”
Chief Justice Roberts joins the three liberal justices in dissent. pic.twitter.com/5hieSzle3T
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) November 26, 2020
In the 5-4 majority opinion against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s limitations on attendance to houses of worship, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch offered a scathing critique of Cuomo’s policy.
Gorsuch wrote “…it turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores.”
He continued “Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too. So, at least according to the Governor, it may be unsafe to go to church, but it is always fine to pick up another bottle of wine, shop for a new bike, or spend the afternoon exploring your distal points and meridians.”
“Who knew public health would so perfectly align with secular convenience?” Gorsuch added.