Lawmakers vote to keep churches open in pandemic

Oklahoma House votes to approve ban on ‘tyrannical government’

WND News ServicesBy WND News Services
Published March 4, 2021 at 7:21pm

By Mary Margaret Olohan
Daily Caller News Foundation

The Oklahoma House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would ban the government from closing churches and places of worship in scenarios like the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act passed the state’s House of Representatives 80-18 and now heads to the state’s Senate.

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“People came to this continent seeking religious freedom and to escape a tyrannical government, and our country’s founders had the wisdom to specifically outline the freedom to worship in one of our founding documents,” Oklahoma state Republican Rep. Brian Hill, who sponsored the bill, said Wednesday, KOCO 5 News reported.

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