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PJI Sues To Halt City Of Los Angeles From Cheating Employees Out Of Religious Accommodations

PJI Sues To Halt City Of Los Angeles From Cheating Employees Out Of Religious Accommodations

News Release LOS ANGELES—Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) and affiliate attorney Daniel Watkins filed a federal lawsuit last week on behalf of Los Angeles Police Department employees to bar the City from depriving employees of their rights to seek religious accommodations to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates.   The City announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on August […]

Government Overreach

Government Overreach

New Release Fellow Americans, if you thought the COVID related issues were getting better, think again. Biden’s new order now complicates your employment as all employees are now FORCED to get vaccinated. Is this too far? As Americans, it is imperative that you can exercise your religious rights. You have the opportunity to stand when […]

Rancho Cucamonga, CA | PJI Sues Trader Joe’s for Anti-religious, Non-Accommodative Mandate

Rancho Cucamonga, CA | PJI Sues Trader Joe’s for Anti-religious, Non-Accommodative Mandate

News Release RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA —Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed a federal lawsuit this week on behalf of a Trader Joe’s employee fired for requesting a religious accommodation to taking the COVID-19 vaccine.   Gregg Crawford, a devout Christian throughout his adult life, worked as an exemplary management employee at Trader Joe’s for 26 years. […]

Harvest Rock Pastor Che Ahn: ‘We need to have some courage, take a stand;’ Six pastors, four attorneys address over 220 on Open California Churches call

Harvest Rock Pastor Che Ahn: ‘We need to have some courage, take a stand;’ Six pastors, four attorneys address over 220 on Open California Churches call

By Michael Hernandez SOLANA BEACH—”We need to be like the Lion of Judah and have some courage and take a stand,” said Pastor Che Ahn, Pastor of Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena. “We have a mandate from God. It is a Constitutional right—a First Amendment right to worship and assemble. We need an awakening and […]

BREAKING: LA County’s New Stay-at-Home Order Exempts Churches

BREAKING: LA County’s New Stay-at-Home Order Exempts Churches

Los Angeles, CA—Los Angeles County issued a new stay-at-home order taking effect today that clearly protects faith-based services from being shut down. The County’s Department of Public Health once again prohibits all public and private gatherings and events with individuals not from the same household and asks all individuals to remain in their homes as […]

NEW DATE AND INFO: You’re Invited to PJI’s 2020 Celebration of Justice!

NEW DATE AND INFO: You’re Invited to PJI’s 2020 Celebration of Justice!

  CELEBRATION OF JUSTICE 2020 Special Event Update   In this season of uncertainty and chaos, it is easy to forget reasons to give thanks and celebrate this past year’s accomplishments and good news. We at Pacific Justice Institute want to give you reasons to celebrate! Due to social distancing mandates and limitations on indoor operations […]

PJI Defends Churches’ Right to Worship Without Charge!

PJI Defends Churches’ Right to Worship Without Charge!

Recently, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order banning indoor church services in thirty counties.  Specifically, the order requires places of worship to “close all indoor operations.”  Prior to that, the governor banned singing in churches.  Permanent church and Christian school closures are increasing. This on-again, off-again response to church openings/protocol from the governor […]

LETTER TO CALIFORNIA CLERGY July 3, 2020 OSHA Prohibition On Singing & Chanting (or “the day the music died”)

LETTER TO CALIFORNIA CLERGY July 3, 2020 OSHA Prohibition On Singing & Chanting (or “the day the music died”)

Dear Faith Leader,  On July 1, 2020, the California division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)2 released a 14-page document entitled COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies (OSHA Guidance).3 Although the OSHA Guidance addresses numerous activities in places of worship, this letter focuses on the language which […]

California Town Banishes Christian Church from Downtown Area

California Town Banishes Christian Church from Downtown Area

By THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. The city of Salinas, California, is forcing an evangelical Christian church to sell its downtown property, saying it does not fit in with the new look of the town. New Harvest Christian Fellowship bought the building in early 2018 after its congregation outgrew a space the church had been renting […]

Court: Salinas Can Exclude Churches While Favoring Theaters and Entertainment

Court: Salinas Can Exclude Churches While Favoring Theaters and Entertainment

  Court: City Can Exclude Churches While Favoring Theaters and Entertainment  Salinas, CA – A federal court in the San Francisco Bay Area has determined that churches do not contribute to a vibrant and fun atmosphere and therefore may be excluded from Salinas’ downtown area.   New Harvest Christian Fellowship has rented space along Main Street […]

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