Title of the article is abridged due to length. Seems I have a choice on this one. Being as I hope to discuss the constitutional civil liberties issues here, rather than the virus itself, I posted this in the forum to discuss Church establishment v State narrowly and the freedom of assembly implications underpinning the quarantine more broadly. Here are the facts. https://www.wfla.com/news/hillsboro...church-violates-social-distancing-guidelines/ "The pastor of a Tampa megachurch who held two services on Sunday for scores of worshippers was arrested Monday for violating a county order requiring residents to stay at home to limit the spread of coronavirus... Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, co-founder of the River at Tampa Bay Church, turned himself in to the Hernando County jail and was booked on Hillsborough charges of unlawful assembly and violating quarantine orders during a public health emergency, jail records show...The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office warned Howard-Browne through his attorneys church leaders not to put the congregation at risk of contracting and spreading the virus by holding services at his church, Sheriff Chad Chronister said at a Monday news conference announcing that he had obtained a warrant for Howard-Browne’s arrest. Here is the Bible: Psalm 91 "Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Here is the constitution. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" Here is the infamous 'Lemon Test' under which statutes and regulations were scrutinized but which may be under sharp attack with the current majority ( Alito, Kavanaugh, Thomas, Gorsuch) on SCOTUS. The statute must have a secular legislative purpose. (Also known as the Purpose Prong) The principal or primary effect of the statute must neither advance nor inhibit religion. (Also known as the Effect Prong) The statute must not result in an "excessive government entanglement" with religion. (Also known as the Entanglement Prong) Factors. Character and purpose of institution benefited. Nature of aid the state provides. Resulting relationship between government and religious authority. If any of these prongs are violated, the government's action is deemed unconstitutional under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.