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By Tony Perkins, LifeNews, July 3, 2020

LifeNews Note: Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council.

– You can treat churches differently–but you can’t get away with it. That was one federal court’s message to New York leaders last week, when it called out the state’s double standards on coronavirus orders.

Hypocrisy, which has been spreading faster than COVID, won’t stand up to the legal challenge, Judge Gary Sharpe warned. Liberals may have selectively OK’d mass gatherings, but the Constitution isn’t a document of “freedom for me, but not for thee.”

For a lot of religious groups, Friday’s injunction was a long time coming. Over the last three months, churches and other houses of worship have watched as local leaders–not just in New York, but all over the country–have tried to put the screws to congregations in the name of virus prevention.  …