To clarify what happened here, (at least according to this link), it was the state legislature, not a court, that revoked the ban on gatherings of 10-or-more.
It was done at the behest of “churches” (though it doesn’t say how many pushed for this.)
The number of churches that are defying these directives are minimal. There is an undercurrent of media effort to cast “churches” as out of control in this matter, elevating those rare examples to appear mainstream.
There is this nugget of the truth buried in the article:
“But while most churches had canceled Easter services or moved them online voluntarily, Kelly’s order to keep church attendance to 10 or less (not including choirs, ministers, etc.) rankled Kansas’ Republican leaders.”
In fact, all across the country, most church leaders of all stripes are calling on their renegade brethren to come to their senses.
Nonetheless, the rare cases are emphasized in the news. Expect media outlets to scour Kansas looking for churches that hold on-site Easter services so that fingers can be pointed at “churches”.
And idiot lawmakers are facilitating them. Also from this article:
“I’ve received an absolute outpouring of concerns from people of faith. And it’s not because they were planning on attending a worship service for Easter,” Senate President Susan Wagle said during the panel’s conference call, invoking religious liberties. “They think it’s totally inappropriate for the governor to tell them that they cannot worship in a way and in the manner that they choose to on Sunday.”
I do not take at face value Wagle’s claim of “outpouring”.
The legislative action is irresponsible.
And churches that hold in-person services are even more so.