Religious exemptions ought to be granted only if they don’t go against a compelling government interest. The health of the population is a compelling government interest. If it’s been determined that the Covid-19 measures control the spread of the pandemic, then no exemptions should be accorded to churches that do not comply with these measures. It should be obvious that religious-freedom principles don’t extend to allowing a religious practice that can harm the rest of society.

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