Hundreds of faith leaders urge Congress to protect them from COVID-19 lawsuits
By Martin Bürger
WASHINGTON, D.C. –(LifeSiteNews) — First Liberty Institute informed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday that faith leaders representing millions of believers in the United States fear “a swarm of lawsuits blaming houses of worship and religious ministries for any person who attended a religious gathering or received food or shelter from a charity or ministry and subsequently contracted COVID-19.”
The legal organization urged Congress to protect groups of believers from lawsuits related to the coronavirus and the manifold orders currently in place.
The statement was accompanied by a letter to members of Congress, which was signed by hundreds of religious and conservative leaders, including Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, radio host Eric Metaxas, and Protestant preacher Franklin Graham.