„California`s reliance on the number of COVID-19 cases to quantify health risks is too narrow a focus and this data alone will mean that most counties will remain closed and have little chance of opening churches,“ Cicchetti`s statement said. „What is very important is that the number of cases follows the level of trial that has been increased.“ In a letter dated August 28, 2020, L.A. Flood Control District John MacArthur`s Grace Community Church announced that it was announcing a lease of three lots used by Grace for parking lots. According to the church, they have used the land continuously since 1975. The letter begins: Meanwhile, in its opposition to the injunction, the Church offers the statement of economist Charles J. Cicchetti, executive director of Berkeley Research Group Inc. Cicchetti earned a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, is trained in statistics and economics, and has been accepted as a statistical expert, his statement said. The Department of Public Works has also threatened to „remove Grace`s personal property“ if the church does not comply. According to the letter, the Church received 30 days` notice, which can no longer pay rent in the parking lot, which it has been doing continuously since 1975. John MacArthur and Grace Community Church attorney Jenna Ellis said in a Thomas More Society press release: According to a letter sent to the church Friday by the County Department of Public Works, the Flood County Control District is exercising „its right to terminate its agreement with the church for the use of the parking lot as of Oct. 1.“ According to Pastor John MacArthur, the church regularly welcomes more than 7,000 guests to Sunday Mass.
The county ordered the church removed from the site or before Oct. 1 of this year, but Ellis said the new attack on Grace and John MacArthur would not stop them from following the county`s expanding power over personal meetings for divine services. Jenna Ellis, a Church attorney who also serves as chief legal counsel for the Trump 2020 campaign, blew up the county in a statement. MacArthur issued a statement in which he argued that the county was trying „to impede the free exercise of religion by him and his community by criminalizing activities that are directly required of our faith.“ LOS ANGELES (AP) A lawyer for a Sun Valley church, who is caught up in a dispute with Los Angeles County over god`s decision to hold an indoor divine service despite health warnings about the possible spread of the coronavirus, said Monday that the county is retaliating by depriving the community after nearly five decades of access to much of a district parking lot. . . .