Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, an expert in law and religion, recently spoke to The Guardian and The Christian Science Monitor about pastors and churches that have chosen to defy stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wilson also penned an editorial on the topic for The Canopy Forum, with co-authors Brian Smith (current College of Law 2L) and Tanner Bean. They write:
“The ability to gather as people of faith is our first freedom. But as with other freedoms now cabined in the name of public safety, religious freedom must take a backseat, at least for now.
“Now is not the time to stand on our rights. It is not the time to pursue contentious religious freedom claims in the courthouse. Instead, it is a time to lead by example, as so many congregations and people of faith have done.”
Read the full editorial at canopyforum.org.