NEW: Churches challenge governor’s executive order in court

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Two churches are suing Gov. Laura Kelly over her executive order limiting mass gatherings at church services in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The First Baptist Church in Dodge City and Calvary Baptist Church in Junction City filed a lawsuit against the governor in federal court early Thursday evening.

They are asking a judge to block the state from enforcing the executive order and declare it unconstitutional.

The churches charge that the executive order violates their constitutional right to freely exercise their religion . . .

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