Although individuals may be faring better, the profound damage to religious institutions is also quite remarkable. Charitable giving at many places of worship dropped precipitously during the pandemic. Many churches took government PPE funds to help weather the financial storm, but those funds only lasted for so long.
Dean Broyles, Esq., is a constitutional attorney who serves as the President and Chief Counsel of the National Center for Law & Policy (NCLP), a non-profit legal organization (www.nclplaw.org) advocating for religious freedom, family, life and related civil liberties. Dean served as lead counsel in Cross Culture Christian Center v. Newsom, a federal civil rights lawsuit successfully challenging unconstitutional government restrictions on places of worship in California.