This closure of churches is pure politics. Let me say—for all those who need to hear it—I certainly do not wish to spread the coronavirus. I am in favor of all rational and reasonable measures to keep people safe—but there is no evidence that closing churches will keep people safe. In fact, keeping churches closed is both foolish and dangerous.
On the other hand, there is evidence that allowing masses of people to march for BLM, shoulder to shoulder in the streets is dangerous and has spread the virus far more than people worshiping in church. Common sense tells you that. Millions on a rampage, compared to handfuls in worship? Tightly packed crowds shouting, with many not wearing masks? Give me a break.
Pictured below is a rally in California. This rally didn’t infect anyone? Why are these rallies still legal and church is illegal?
Isn’t it funny how those who want churches closed are the same people who hated churches way before all of this?
In her article for The Federalist, entitled, NYT: Blame Churches, Not Riots, For Rise In Positive Covid-19 Tests, Holly Scheer wrote, “It’s disingenuous to pin the caseloads of these states on churches, ignoring that contact tracing connects dozens of cases in Texas to churches, for example, out of their 230,000 and counting total cases. It is divisive. It’s fake news. A tiny fraction of a percent can’t responsibly or seriously be described as a “major source” of transmission. And it’s a total distraction from what drives the predominance of coronavirus infections.”
The New York Times said that churches are a major source of COVID, but how bad is it really? Here’s their quote: “More than 650 coronavirus cases have been linked to nearly 40 churches and religious events across the United States since the beginning of the pandemic, with many of them erupting over the last month as Americans resumed their pre-pandemic activities, according to a New York Times database.”
They said there were, “Over 650 cases.” Where? In New York? No, 650 in the entire nation, since the beginning of the pandemic! But that is fewer than half the cases in just Florida alone that have been linked directly to travel from New York to Florida.
On the other hand, the New York Times is not reporting word one—nothing, zero, zilch—on how many got sick at the protest marches that included millions of people. We also are told not to ask about infection rate spikes in Border States that are coming from Mexico.
The protests, looting, and desecration of monuments is a protected class of the Trump-hating Left. The reason church is singled out is even clearer. Evangelicals are more likely to vote for Trump. That’s why we are being singled out. But it gets darker than that.
Isn’t it obvious to you that the same people who want churches closed, have hated churches all along? They hated church before Trump was on the radar. It is what health insurance companies call a “preexisting condition.”
The final thing they refuse to talk about is how many people are dying from suicide, addiction, and despair due to this pandemic. It is completely dishonest for them to claim they are trying to save lives, while at the same time, they kill hope and ban faith. Neighborhoods are being decimated because of lawlessness. Closing churches adds to the lawlessness. Evil goes unchallenged in neighborhoods because churches are closed. People are dying because churches are closed.
Bars, health clubs, and malls do not impact people in any manner similar to the way churches do. The fellowship, the comfort, the Word of God, and the worship are essential in this hour.
Do you know what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said when confronted with the double standard of church versus marches? He said the marches were “too important to stop.” Get that? He thinks it is okay for people to risk getting sick at an “important” event like a BLM march, but not okay to risk getting sick by worshiping together in church—even though the risk is much, much greater for the protesters!
California needs to hear the Gospel—needs to feel the presence of God—hear anointed worship and preaching.
The only hope for America is for God and believers to convince our leaders that the danger of going to church is nothing compared to the ruthless, wicked, agenda of the Marxists, ANTIFA, and the Democrat Party. It is time for the silent majority to make our voices heard!
P.S. A Special message to all of our friends from Mario Murillo Ministries
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