Filed April 7, 2023, California Superior Court Judge Evette D. Pennypacker issued a ruling declaring that Calvary Chapel San Jose must pay an exorbitant fine of $1.2 million for defiance of Santa Clara County’s tyrannical lockdowns and mask mandate violations between November of 2020 and June of 2021. In the last major court ruling for Calvary Chapel, they had won an appeal regarding capacity restrictions based on the technicality rather than merit of the restrictions themselves. Calvary Chapel San Jose is led by Pastors Mike McClure and Carson Atherley.
Yet the fight for Calvary Chapel has continued with the State of California and Santa Clara County’s persistent persecution of this church three years since the start of Covid.
Pennypacker’s ruling declared that “It should appear clear to all—regardless of religious affiliation—that wearing a mask while worshiping one’s god and communing with other congregants is a simple, unobtrusive, giving way to protect others while still exercising your right to religious freedom. Unfortunately, Defendants repeatedly refused to model, much less, enforce this gesture. Instead, they repeatedly flouted their refusal to comply with the Public Health Orders and urged others to do so ‘who cares what the cost,’ including death.”
The total fine of $2.3 million was reduced to $1,228,700 which includes a penalty of 10% interest. Calvary Chapel has announced its intent to appeal the decision.
In a statement released to the public, Santa Clara County included the following:
“It’s the County’s job to take care of its residents and protect the public health. The County’s response to the pandemic, including the Health Officer’s public health orders and enforcement against entities that refused to follow the law, saved thousands of lives and resulted in one of the lowest death rates of any community in the United States,” said County Counsel James R. Williams. “Calvary’s arguments have been rejected at almost every turn. We are gratified that the Court once again saw through Calvary’s unsupported claims and found them meritless.”
The lie is the point. Even as masking has been proven ineffective, lockdowns revealed to be detrimental scams, and the vaccines proven to be both ineffective and toxic, these wicked heathens will continue to defend the lie. They will continue to gaslight as to the necessity and efficacy of their tyrannous measures. Meanwhile, the courts, rather than weigh the constitutionality of the measure, view the defiance against their authority as a greater offence than the trampling of written law. It is about the institution, not the constitution. Calvary Chapel is not being punished for endangering people, but for challenging the authority of the government.
The US Constitution means whatever the judges decide it means on any given day. Religious liberty means the government can dictate dress code and capacity limitations on a church, or compel them not to congregate or sing praises. They even believe the body belongs to the state, not to God, as they attempt to mandate vaccines to their populace, with a bill introduced to mandate the toxic Gardasil vaccine for college students. California is persecuting medical personnel regarding their Covid defiance even to this day, after every piece of misinformation has been revealed to be true. The same goes with punishing the regime’s dissidents. California is not going to improve as it seeks to become a haven for child molestation.
The Covid fight is not over and too little has been effectuated to ensure that Never Again means Never Again. Republicans who control a majority of states are resigned to take drastic measures to curb government overreach while giving ground to future climate agenda tyranny or whoring out for corporations. They will allow Big Pharma and Big Ag poison the livestock, presumably raised in Red States, with mRNA vaccines. Meanwhile, republican voters are determined to put Donald J Trump back on the ballot despite his culpability in the persecution of Christians as a direct result of his gross mismanagement of Covid.
It is with great shame that there were too few Cavalry Chapel’s across America who stood up for truth when it mattered most.