Houston pastors sue over Harris County stay home order


A group of Houston pastors says Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo violated their Constitutional rights when she included churches in her stay home order.

Attorney and former Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill says he's filed suit challenging the order.

"What we're asking the Supreme Court to do, through their original jurisdiction, is to say to Judge Hidalgo these type of orders are Unconstitutional and overly broad."

Woodfill says Judge Hidalgo is picking winners and losers by declaring liquor stores essential while churches are not. Woodfill says the judge should not be picking winners and losers.

"If you are a group that sells firearms you're a loser; if you are a group that wants to hold a church service or preach the Gospel Judge Hidalgo identifies you as a loser."

Woodfill points out Governor Abbott's statewide order exempts churches. Woodfill is also suing the Montgomery County judge for similar reasons.


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