Exactly how have COVID-19 restrictions on churches and other places of worship affected First Amendment freedoms?

What happened when the Supreme Court last week blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s limits on religious gatherings?

What about the situation in California, where Godspeak Calvary Chapel’s pastor, Rob McCoy, reportedly turned his church into a “strip club” so it could stay open?


Zack Smith, a legal fellow in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss these angles and more.


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