Hat tip to Night Wind who brought this to my attention and who provided some good links.
Anyway, Judge Walker wrote a really good rebuttal, a ruling on a temporary restraining order against Louisville’s Mayor Greg Fischer in favor of On Fire Christian Church and their right to gather for Easter….in their cars.
He said in part, “On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter. That sentence is one that this Court never expected to see outside the pages of a dystopian novel, or perhaps the pages of The Onion. But two days ago, citing the need for social distancing during the current pandemic, Louisville’s Mayor Greg Fischer ordered Christians not to attend Sunday services, even if they remained in their cars to worship – and even though it’s Easter. The Mayor’s decision is stunning. And it is, “beyond all reason,” unconstitutional.”
Them words are just like music to my ears. It’s a small thing, but it’s pretty awesome when you find a judge who speaks to what’s been on your heart and who delivers a favorable judgement.
Often we people hear the word “judgement” and immediately think condemnation, guilt, and injustice. This is just my never ending reminder that judgements can also be favorable, that justice can prevail, that judgement can be about righting wrongs, like the persistent widow understood on the Bible, or the mother who needed King Solomon’s help. “Judgement” can mean opening the doors of your prison or setting the captives free or restoring something that was stolen.
So today I’m celebrating Judge Walker because he reminds me that the worries and concerns that I have I never carry alone, God sees all of course, but others often see it too, and there are still good men in the world who are willing to do something about it.