'Biblical mandate.' California churches ready to defy governor after Supreme Court ruling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Greg Fairrington, pastor of a Rocklin, California, megachurch that’s been defying California’s pandemic restrictions on indoor churchgoing, opened Sunday’s service by pulling out his cell phone and reading aloud from a fresh U.S. Supreme Court decision.“There is no world in which the Constitution tolerates a color-coded executive edict that opens liquor stores … and bike shops but shutters churches,” Fairrington said, quoting the opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch.The pastor then looked out at his congregants at Destiny Church and shouted: “The Supreme Court of the Un…

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