Lodi church ordered to close refuses to stop holding services
Sunday, 5 April 2020 A Lodi church said it will continue to have Sunday services after the San Joaquin County public health officer ordered the facility to close amid coronavirus concerns.
Cross Culture Christian Center said it has a right to be open and gather for worship. The church, which has been open to parishioners during the coronavirus pandemic, said it hired a lawyer to defend its First Amendment rights.
A Lodi church ordered to close and refrain from all physical gatherings during the coronavirus crisis went ahead with Palm Sunday services saying that the order to close goes against the U.S. Constitution.