Multiple religious congregations have sued the state of California over its COVID-19 restrictions, arguing that they broach the First Amendment’s protections on the ability to worship freely. Strip clubs have also gone to court, arguing the limitations curb their right to free speech. The strip clubs have succeeded.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil wrote in a ruling on November 6th, supporting strip clubs as essential: The judge said the state couldn’t stop clubs from “being allowed to provide live adult entertainment” saying that the “harm to plaintiffs if the application is denied is greater than the harm to defendants if the application is granted.”
Godspeak Calvary Chapel pastor Rob McCoy thought that the ruling in San Diego could theoretically be applied to the rest of the state, so he decided to turn his church into a “strip club” to stay open.
Watch the video below where the California pastor plays a video attributing the idea to Gov. Mike Huckabee: