Bette Midler slams Supreme Court Covid-19 ruling allowing religious gatherings: 'Doctors and nurses should sue'

'Why do the religious get to gather in super spreader groups, if they will sicken rest of us?' the actress asked


                            Bette Midler slams Supreme Court Covid-19 ruling allowing religious gatherings: 'Doctors and nurses should sue'
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Actress Bette Midler expressed her anger towards the recent Supreme Court’s ruling that allows people to gather for religious purposes. She asked doctors and nurses to sue the apex court for the verdict amid the coronavirus pandemic. On November 27, the 74-year-old tweeted, “Packing the Supreme Court really works, but for whom? Why do the religious get to gather in super spreader groups, if they will sicken rest of us?  And when they get sick why should any stressed out health-care worker be forced to look after them? Doctors and nurses should sue.”



 

Midler also supported the concept of virtual religious services as she commented “Amen” on a tweet that read: “And no one is taking the church away. The church isn’t a building. It’s the people and their communal connection to a Higher Power. There is no reason they can’t meet digitally. Most churches are doing it. Every one would rather meet in person, but a few digital wks won’t hurt.” According to reports, for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, the recent verdict means a major victory against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) restrictions, which limited religious gathering to 10 to 25 people. The group claimed that the regulations were against religious freedom under the First Amendment.



 

Justice Amy Coney Barrett took the side of the plaintiff in the case while Chief Justice John Roberts agreed with liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor. In October, Midler criticized the newly-appointed Barrett for her religious affiliations. She tweeted at the time, “#AmyConeyBarret, on Board of a school that won’t allow in a student with a gay parent, has been groomed for decades, the ultimate product of #theKochs, #TheFederalists, #TheHeritageFoundation. You working stiffs mean nothing to them. 5 days for one justice and no relief for you.”



 

For her recent tweet, ‘The First Wives Club’ received a lot of support from people on the internet. One user said, “I’ve done worse than sue. This RN has Ieft the hospitals and will only return when the public demonstrates they are concerned for my health. The next time a loved one dies in a hospital alone and away from family, they can thank those who felt their rights were “trampled upon”.” Another one commented: “Anyone who gets a Covid infection-or who’s family member is killed by COVID- that can be traced back to a negligent religious organization needs to sue that organization. I know a lot of good lawyers.”



 

 



 

“The current majority on the Court are pro fetus but not pro life; one someone is born then they are on their own.  Allowing these gatherings is going to insure that more deaths occur.  They could have prevented that but didn’t,” the third user wrote, while the fourth one added, “You’re right Bette. Need to look at all religious denominations being taxed. If they’re going to insist on gathering during a healthy crisis, they need to “pitch in” for consequences that will follow. If they’re going to “enter political ring”, they need to start paying taxes.”



 

 



 

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