Christians Arrested for Praying Outside Abortion Clinic Fight for Their Rights in Court
On Tuesday, a pro-life Christian organization sued Greensboro, N.C., and the surrounding Guilford County after members of the group were arrested for praying outside an abortion clinic. They were abiding by the social distancing rules in the county's Emergency Proclamation. Local police arrested the Christians for supposedly violating the order set in place to fight the coronavirus when they were not.
After the law firm Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent the city a demand order to halt these attacks, the city doubled down. It even altered the order to single out religious speech.
Global Impact Ministries, which runs the pro-life charity Love Life, sued Greensboro on Tuesday. ADF is representing Global Impact Ministries in the suit, which accuses the city of violating many constitutional rights: the free exercise of religion, free speech, due process, freedom of expressive association, equal protection of the laws, and the right of religious Americans not to be targeted for their religion under the Establishment Clause.