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California Caves to Trump: Newsom Says He'll Reopen Churches (but He Doesn't Want Singing)

Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom finally caved to President Trump.

Newsom announced on Monday that he is going to allow churches to reopen in his state. This comes just days after President Trump threatened to override states who didn't abide by his recent order making churches essential.

Along with the President's order, the DOJ also sent Newsom a letter last week warning him that he was discriminating against churches with his lockdown, and instructed him to immediately take steps to reopen houses of worship.

Here's Newsom's announcement:

While many people are thrilled with the news of churches reopening, if you dig a little deeper you'll notice some infuriating provisions Newsom snuck into the reopening guidelines.

Newsom believes he has the authority to tell Christians they cannot sing in church.

Newsom is also trying to limit the capacity in places of worship to 25% or 100 people maximum.

Fox News has more on Newsom's authoritative guidelines:

It is important to note that Newsom did not roll out the same guidelines for restaurants.

There was no number or percentage for capacity requirements when Newsom reopened dine-in restaurants. However, churches are being restricted to a capacity of only 100 people or 25%.

How is this not a violation of the 1st Amendment?

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