By: Ted Patterson
Parishioners attending an Easter service in Kentucky were cited for breaking quarantine.
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."
"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.