Jackson County settles COVID-19 rules lawsuit with church
October 17, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County officials on Monday approved a settlement with a church that had sued over COVID-19 restrictions that it claimed discriminated against religion.
The Jackson County Legislature voted Monday to approve a $146,750 payment to Abundant Life Baptist Church and attorney Jonathan Whitehead. The county also agreed that any future health restrictions would not be more onerous than restrictions on secular gatherings, the Kansas City Star reported.
The county and University Health, formerly known as Truman Medical Centers, will pay the settlement. University He...