Portland, Oregon (KPTV)-Three private Christian schools in Oregon filed a lawsuit against the governor over their most recent executive order, claiming that the order was unreasonable and unenforceable.
These schools asked the court to allow them to reopen their doors to students, on the grounds that failure to do so would cause huge losses to the community.
In the lawsuit, the Horizon Christian School in Hood River, McMinnville Christian College and Aloha Christian School of Life all participated in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims that Brown’s recent executive order prohibits gatherings based on faith for more than 25 people, which is arbitrary, unreasonable, unconstitutional and unenforceable.
The lawsuit argues that the governor did not give any reason why the spread of COVID-19 in religious gatherings is faster than in university classrooms. At present, university classrooms can be opened to college students in accordance with safety guidelines.
Documents show that religious schools in Oregon are at least more important to the health and well-being of its residents than public universities. The lawsuit also lists financial issues. It is reported that if it is not allowed to study in person, McMinnville Christian College will have to be permanently closed because they have seen students leave due to the uncertainty of the upcoming school year.
FOX 12 contacted each school and the lawyer who filed the lawsuit. Everyone said they did not want to comment or did not comment. The governor usually does not comment on pending lawsuits.
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