2 more churches sue Brown over virus gathering restrictions

The suit says both churches believe they are ''called to'' resume in-person worship services after temporarily suspending them.

Posted: May 27, 2020 7:11 AM
Updated: May 27, 2020 7:15 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two more Oregon churches are suing Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, alleging her social gathering restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic violate their constitutional right to the freedom of religion and assembly.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Edgewater Christian Fellowship in Grants Pass and the Church of God of Prophecy in Roseburg on Tuesday filed the federal suit in U.S. District Court in Eugene also naming the Oregon Health Authority director, Oregon state police superintendent and the Josephine and Douglas county sheriffs.

The suit says both churches believe they are ''called to'' resume in-person worship services after temporarily suspending them.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 9294

Reported Deaths: 209
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah230169
Marion156447
Washington144620
Clackamas77324
Umatilla6204
Union3471
Lincoln3272
Deschutes1920
Lane1803
Linn1549
Polk14912
Malheur1401
Jackson1310
Yamhill1318
Jefferson1260
Klamath1231
Hood River880
Benton835
Wasco751
Morrow721
Clatsop490
Douglas440
Coos410
Josephine411
Columbia310
Lake190
Tillamook120
Crook110
Wallowa100
Curry70
Baker40
Grant10
Harney10
Sherman10
Gilliam00
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 56°
Corvallis
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 56°
Roseburg
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 57°
North Bend
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 58°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events