Bob Smietana

(RNS) Megachurch pastor John MacArthur and his congregation can continue to meeting indoors for worship, a California judge ruled Friday. (August 14).

But they must wear face coverings and practice social distancing, according to a California Superior Court judge’s order.

Los Angeles County health officials had sought temporary restraining order barring the church from violating health orders that ban large indoor meetings and singing during meetings.

The judge granted part of the restraining order request and denied part of it.