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Faith leaders call out Gov. Inslee as battle grows over religious freedoms during shutdown

Apr 23, 2020

By Matt Lorch

Some faith leaders are sharing their frustration with Governor Jay Inslee and his stay home order.

Pastor Kevin Gerald from the Champions Centre Church, which has five locations across the state, says Governor Inslee is ignoring them and their congregations.

“How long are we going to be stuck streaming?” Gerald said. “What if we do want to gather? What if we want to gather and have safe meetings together?”

Gerald was part of a petition, signed by dozens of faith leaders. The petition questions why the governor’s stay home order lists artists, musicians, and the media as essential, but not faith-based groups.

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