Congressman Lamborn Leads Letter Calling for Liability Protections for Houses of Worship

May 22, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Lamborn led a letter with 25 Members of Congress to Senate Majority Leader McConnell asking that liability protections be included for houses of worship and religious organizations in future coronavirus relief legislation. Churches and religious groups have continued to serve and protect individuals during this pandemic, but as states and localities reopen, they potentially face a surge of COVID-19 related lawsuits. Without liability protections, houses of worship could be at risk of facing serious legal costs.

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

"As Americans return to their places of worship, the last thing our faith leaders should have to worry about is legal costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. During the reopening process, our faith leaders face a growing labyrinth of state, local, and even federal guidance. In these unprecedented times, houses of worship could face lawsuits no matter the safety precautions they take. I am pleased Leader McConnell has stated that any future coronavirus legislation should have liability protections. We must ensure that these protections extend to pastors, priests, rabbis, imams, and other faith leaders."

The letter can be viewed here.

Contact: Cassandra Sebastian (719) 520-0055