Despite California’s Governor Gavin Newsom’s order that all churches in the state close, approximately 3,000 churches throughout the state plan to open.
Christian leaders and churchgoers across The Golden State are fed up with their Constitutional rights being stripped away. With the First Amendment on their side, they are acting on the decree that Congress shall make no law to prohibit the rights of peaceably assembling and freedom of religion.
Politics or Safety?
Public events and gathering have been banned in California and many other states indefinitely in response to the coronavirus.
Despite this being so, many across the country are pointing out the hypocrisy of having Walmart and other stores being open where people crowd in. A growing number of people are starting to question why politicians think that supermarkets are immune to the virus, but small businesses and churches are breeding grounds for COVID-19.
A federal judge agreed with Newsom earlier this May that the governor had the right to ban gatherers from attending church. The reason being argued was that Newsom was acting in the best interest of public health.
Democrat Newsom’s demand that places of worship close is a tyrannical decision not backed by the Constitution or common sense.
Despite politicians spitting on Constitutional rights, liberal judges have continually upheld unconstitutional orders. It’s not about right and wrong. It’s not about safety and the best interest of the people. It is clear to many that this is about control and power.
Churches are Fighting Back
“We’re an essential part of this whole journey, and we’ve been bypassed, kicked to the curb, and deemed nonessential,” stated Danny Carroll of Water of Life Community Church.
Christians are done sitting on the sidelines, watching their rights to come together, while leftist politicians are unjustly stripping worship from citizens.
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— Charles Clark III (@chalieclark) May 17, 2020
“He overstepped, and he’s overreached, and he needs to step back, and he needs to declare that the church is an essential part of what we do as Americans, as what we do as Californians,” said Matt Brown, a pastor of one of the California Church United churches.
Safety is Still a Priority
Many of the churches planning to reopen have laid out plans to comply with social distancing guidelines. Hygiene standards will also be in play as they allow gatherers to enter.
If Walmart can do it, why can’t churches?
The consequences that may follow are still left to be seen. Arrests and fines could be in the works.
However, if churches across the country unified and stood up for the American people’s rights to gather, the government would have little power.
The government is supposed to work for us, not the other way around.
Taking Back Freedom
It seems that it’s only a matter of time before revolts and lawsuits will flood in.
In the state of Kentucky, a church filed a lawsuit against Gov. Andy Beshear’s rule that in-person church services be banned. This was overruled by a federal judge inciting the violation against First Amendment.
Remember when religious services were deemed non essential and Sisolak banned holding any type of service? If you are a Clergy Member, Pastor, or any Church Elder we need to hear from you to join a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit to be able to practice our religious freedoms. 🙏🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/U3p2AA1854
— Mindy Robinson for Congress NV03 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) May 12, 2020
To bow down to God or the government? Well, for the 3,000 California churches, they can argue that they’ve chosen God.