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Lord, we praise you and thank you for the freedom we have to worship you freely with little persecution. Father God, we thank you for this ruling in favor of justice in California.

For months we have been praying about California’s onerous Covid restrictions and the unfair treatment of churches. Join us in thanking God for this answered prayer. Scroll down to see what California pastor Rob McCoy has to say to YOU about your prayers for his church and other churches like his that have fought the unconstitutional restrictions.

Attorneys with the Thomas More Society recently secured settlements in two major cases: South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al. v. Newsom, et al. and Father Trevor Burfitt v. Newsom, et al. In both cases, the State of California agreed to enter into permanent injunctions that prohibit the State from ever again imposing discriminatory restrictions on all houses of worship statewide. In addition, the State of California agreed to pay $2,150,000 in “prevailing party” attorneys’ fees to settle both cases ($1,600,000 in South Bay and $550,000 in Burfitt).

Thomas More Society Special Counsel Charles LiMandri and Paul Jonna, partners at LiMandri & Jonna LLP, both expressed satisfaction with the resolutions. According to LiMandri, “The South Bay case represents an unprecedented three trips to the United States Supreme Court in a one-year period, which resulted in a landmark decision that opened up the churches in California for 40 million people. The permanent injunctions in these cases uphold and protect one of the most cherished principles of our republic: The Free Exercise of Religion.” . . .


“The injunction in Burfitt was the first of its kind in the country, anticipating what the Supreme Court would later hold definitively, that houses of worship must receive the same treatment as the most favored secular comparators. If favored businesses are allowed 100% occupancy during a pandemic, so must churches be allowed,” said Ferrara.

Meanwhile, Thomas More Society special counsel attorneys LiMandri, Jonna, and Jenna Ellis are continuing to prosecute and defend cases on behalf of Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church. Later this month, the Los Angeles Superior Court will hear the Thomas More Society’s motion to dissolve an unconstitutional preliminary injunction entered against the church. After prevailing in that action, LiMandri and Jonna will seek recovery of the significant attorneys’ fees incurred in that action as well—along with a “multiplier” of their fees for vindicating fundamental constitutional rights. . . .

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Vickie
June 7, 2021

Deaar Lord, I thank You and praise You for the freedom we have to worship You freely anytime, anywhere and I thank You for this ruling in favor of justice in California. In Jesus name, amen!

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Susan Sites
June 6, 2021

I’m very excited that we as prayer warriors and the knowledge and the supernatural Court in Heaven weighed on this by the Supreme Court of our land. As Che Ahn of HARVEST ROCK CHURCH in Pasadena won and the Churches will no longer be shut down in this land, nor Bible teachings in the home was a great victory, and Governor Newsom will be paying $1,250,000 has made a statement of great value to us! Some Pastors have laid the ground work how inspiring this is! THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST

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Tamara Fitzgerald
June 5, 2021

Hallelujah that God is more faithful and more powerful than the feckless secular humanists in CA who sought to prevent God’s people from worshipping Him. I also praise God for the Thomas More Society, a leading non-profit legal team defending religious liberty, as well as being THE leading pro-life legal team against Planned Parenthood across the country. I ask everyone to pray that God will continue to bless the Thomas More team’s legal work, in particular in defending David Daleiden, the man who first exposed Planned Parenthood’s selling of baby body parts, in court in CA. May the blood money that the State of California has to pay to the Thomas More Society be used in turn to defend Mr. Daleiden from the pernicious lawsuits brought by Planned Parenthood and the State of California! Also, brothers and sisters, please consider financially supporting the Thomas More Society’s efforts to save the unborn and to protect our freedoms.

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Denise
June 5, 2021

Lord God,

Thank You for these victories. Thank You for those who have chosen to stand firm and trust in Your power to reveal and bring justice. We praise You for Your sovereign power and immovable righteousness. You are ALWAYS FAITHFUL! May You be glorified in these situations and in the many more to come! Deuteronomy 32:3-4 “For I proclaim The name of the Lord; describe greatness to our God. He is the rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.” In Jesus Name We Pray! Amen

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Jerry E Sauls
June 5, 2021

I join with the people of God in the State of California for this decision of the Court system in our nation. The answer came after much prevailing, perseverance and intercessory prayer across this nation and around the world. Father, we give You praise and thanksgiving for answering our prayers and we ask You to answer other prayers we are collective praying to radical change the course of our nation. This I pray in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen!

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