Worldwide Ministry Files Suit in Colorado...

Sep 28, 2020

CO Gov. Jared Polis is trying to silence religious gatherings of a worldwide Bible teaching and worship ministry. We just filed suit to stop him. Read on to learn the details of our latest church case and what it means for America’s Christian witness to the world. -Mat

Liberty Counsel has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Andrew Wommack Ministries International (AWMI) against Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado state and local public health departments that are discriminating against religious gatherings.

Our lawsuit seeks an immediate temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction preventing Gov. Polis from illegally and unconstitutionally persecuting religious Coloradans who choose to exercise their First Amendment RIGHT to religious freedom.

AWMI is a Colorado nonprofit charitable corporation and religious ministry that provides Christian, Bible-based conferences, seminars, events and other religious gatherings. AWMI also has an affiliated ministry, Charis Bible College, providing in-person and online education courses.

AWMI’s facilities at Charis Bible College can seat a total of 5,000 people with the main auditorium/sanctuary seating 3,100.

Under the governor’s orders, AWMI volunteers may conduct nonreligious services of almost any kind, including education, counseling, social services and other “necessities of life” type subjects with unlimited numbers of attendees as long as social distancing is practiced.

However, the moment AWMI or Charis open the Bible, give a sermon or even pray, all but 175 people must immediately leave the building... or the ministers, teachers, students and attendees can be criminally charged.

Yet, Gov. Polis has exempted 82 nonreligious categories and allows mass gatherings of protestors throughout the state…with neither size restrictions nor social distancing enforcement.

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Gov. Polis’ obvious double standard makes clear the restrictions against churches have nothing to do with health and safety. The virus does not favor one gathering over another. Governor Polis has an ulterior agenda dressed up in health and safety enforcement.

There is no “pandemic pause button” to the Constitution, nor can governors or other officials discriminate in the application of public health orders.

Gov. Polis’ anti-Christian edicts are part of a larger pattern...


The first pastor in America arrested for holding church, our client Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, has an international ministry largely focused on South Africa. Silencing Pastor Rodney would silence the Word of God to innumerable African churches.

The first church in America threatened with seizure and destruction for daring to hold church, our clients Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos Baptist Ministries in Chicago, also have an international following of Romanians who escaped communism. Silencing these churches would muzzle the call of religious freedom to the thousands of current and former Eastern bloc Europeans around the world who follow these churches.

The first church in America threatened to have its power and water turned off by a city for holding church, is our client Harvest Bible Chapel. Silencing of our client Pastor Ché Ahn’s Harvest International Ministries silences a ministry to the over 65,000 international churches affiliated with Harvest.

And now one of the most prolific Christian writers and teachers in the world, our client Andrew Wommack International Ministries and Charis Bible College, are under attack. Wommack and his ministries have reached over 1 billion people. Silencing AWMI is silencing a Christian voice that has reached 1/8 of the entire world population.

The illegal and unconstitutional silencing of churches is not simply a local matter effecting only cities like Chicago, or states like Colorado. In fact, the assault on our churches is not just a national issue.

By the way, our church case representing Romanian Churches in Illinois will be the first church discrimination case presented to the Supreme Court. That’s one reason among many that WE NEED THAT SEAT FILLED! I’ll be sharing much more on that critical issue tomorrow.

America has been the premier beacon of freedom on the planet. The silencing of America’s churches is the silencing of America’s Christian witness to the world.

The battle lines are drawn, and I am glad to have you on our side.

YOUR support means the criminally charged pastors, the faithful churchgoers put under house arrest and the sanctuaries threatened with seizure and destruction will NOT have to worry about how to pay their legal bills.

Liberty Counsel’s legal services are always free…thanks to God’s gracious provision through faithful supporters like you. Right now, you can take advantage of the generous CHALLENGE GRANT which has been established to DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION.

Thank you for standing with us!

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Mat Staver
Founder & Chairman

P.S.  Please do not let the challenge grant opportunity pass that will DOUBLE the impact of your contribution. America's pastors and churches are relying on YOU to help ensure religious freedom remains FREE! Select here.

P.P.S. DO NOT allow YOUR church to be silenced during this critical election. If we CONSISTENTLY VOTED BIBLICAL VALUES, rogue elected officials would not be trying to destroy our constitutional rights. Your church CAN legally and SHOULD morally get involved.

Download a free copy of our “Silence Is Not an Option” DVD and booklet and share it with your pastor or other influential leaders in your community.

WE MUST VOTE OUR VALUES in 2020 OR THE CRIMINALIZATION OF CHRISTIANITY WILL CONTINUE, and religious freedom could be lost in the United States.