Chicago Businessman Promises to Pay fine of Three Churches for holding service

Three Churches was fined $500 for disobeying stay at home order by holding services last Sunday but the former mayoral candidate in Chicago, Willie Wilson has promised to pay the fine.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Philadelphia Romanian Church of God in Uptown, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church in Albany Park, and Metro Praise International Church in Belmont Cragin were criticized and fined by authorities for allowing more than 10 people — the current limit set by Gov. J.B. Pritzker — to attend services.

Wilson said churches not holding services can be seen as violating the constitutional right and treats church as non-essential.

“The Governor and Mayor continue to trample on our constitutional rights while hiding behind a Stay at Home Order that treats the church as non-essential,” Wilson said in a statement.

“It is shameful that the church is discriminated against, while liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries, and Home Depot are treated as essential businesses.”

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