Continued pressure on churches in California to restrict worship as strip clubs open their doors in San Diego under protection of First Amendment.
A few updates on the craziness in California regarding free expression of religion:
- Superior Court Judge in San Diego issues preliminary injunction which allows strip clubs to reopen – they may resume exercise of their free-speech rights under the First Amendment.
- Another church stands up against prohibition on worshiping indoors.
- One church files suit to stop city harassment for holding worship outdoors.
Judge finds stripping is protected speech under First Amendment
11/6/20 – San Diego Union-Tribune – Judge overrules County, allows strip clubs to reopen
11/12/20 – Washington Free Beacon – California Set to Reopen Strip Clubs Before Churches
Two strip clubs in San Diego hit with cease and desist orders filed suit to lift the orders. A San Diego Superior Court judge issued a temporary injunction against the cease and desist order. Full hearing will occur at the end of November. In the meantime both strip clubs are allowed to operate.
Argument made by the strip clubs is that stripping constitutes speech which is protected by the First Amendment. The judge concurred. Just to be clear, a woman taking her clothes off in front of paying male customers constitutes freedom of speech which is constitutionally protected.
That is the exact argument, apart from stripping naked, that churches have been making across the state.