CA Church Still Battles Fines for Holding Services During COVID Mandate

Thursday morning on FOX and Friends, Ainsley Earhardt interviewed Pastor Mike McClure of San Jose’s Calvary Chapel and constitutional attorney Mariah Gondeiro of the Advocates for Faith & Freedom non-profit to discuss the fines imposed on the church for holding services despite COVID restrictions in San Jose, California. 

Although Calvary Chapel won the court appeal to have $200,000 in fines dropped due to the rules that violated their First Amendment rights, the county is still trying to enforce a $2.8 million fine on the church. Pastor McClure shared that he does not want to have to fight the county, but finds that his rights have been violated with the county shutting down his church services. 


Pastor McClure explained that he continued holding services because he knows the people need God, and has seen the lives that have been transformed for those who have come to the church. What Pastor McClure cares about more than anything else is getting the Gospel out to a hurting world and hopes America turns to God and receives His blessings. 


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