Commonwealth Policy Center

Last week Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron called on Gov. Andy Beshear to lift his order requiring churches to not meet in-person. Cameron said “The Governor should allow churches to resume in-person services, consistent with the (U.S.) Constitution and CDC guidelines. And if he doesn’t, we will be forced to file a lawsuit and allow a judge to determine whether his order, as it pertains to religious groups, is constitutional.” Gov. Beshear ordered churches and businesses considered nonessential h to remain closed on March 19. The intent was to slow the spread of COVID 19 and prevent medical facilities from being overwhelmed. But Cameron and many church leaders are beginning to question the order especially as grocery chains and home improvement stores have remained opened and are bustling with business.