April 13, 2020

Kentucky Church-Goers Cited for Gathering on Easter Sunday

  • Flyover Country

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Parishioners attending an Easter service in Kentucky were cited for breaking quarantine.

The Background:

The Courier-Journal reports:

As hymns sang out Easter Sunday from a large outdoor speaker overlooking the Maryville Baptist Church parking lot, two Kentucky State troopers placed quarantine notices on parishioners' cars and wrote down their license numbers.

Inside the church, roughly 50 worshipers ignored Gov. Andy Beshear's order against mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic so they could attend services together on Christianity's holiest day.

Several said as they left that they had no intention of abiding by the notice on their windshields that called for a 14-day self-quarantine or face the threat of "further enforcement measures."

Notable Quotes:

"We don't need [GPS monitoring]. We just need people to do the right thing." 

  • Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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