Massachusetts church pastor sues state over gatherings ban

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Pastor Kristopher D. Casey waved the American flag after leading people in a song outside Adams Square Baptist Church on Sunday, May 3.CHRISTINE PETERSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts church pastor who’s been fined twice for holding services with more than 10 people in defiance of a state order barring such gatherings designed to stem the spread of the coronavirus has filed a lawsuit.

The federal suit filed Thursday by the Rev. Kristopher Casey and the Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester seeks a temporary restraining order and asks the court to declare the state’s order unlawful.

Worcester’s city manager said he does not comment on pending litigation

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