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Members of a Parkinson’s disease choir group practice at the Episcopal Church of St. John in Aptos, California, on Jan. 22, 2015. The group found singing helped them manage their symptoms.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic, but he’s drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services.

“I said enough’s enough,” Clark said. “We will be singing and praising the Lord. ... We don’t chant – but if we did chant, we’d be chanting, too.”

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