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!





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  1. It’s the same old song and dance from airheaded Democrats. Run, hide, and shift blame, while they act like blithering idiots. VOTE THEM OUT.

  2. IF this doesn’t light a fire under Believers to cast your vote in November, nothing will!!!!

    This is just a warning shot across the bow….A dress rehearsal of coming events.

    We must humble ourselves before ALMIGHTY GOD! HE will direct our path! NO fear!

  3. Amen Mario,

    Such hypocrites on the left. I still am amazed that any Christian could vote blue\ Democrat!
    You know they voted God out of their Democratic platform years ago, they hate Isreal, and they are for killing babies inside and outside the womb. They also hate America. Christian Democrat what are you going to do when you kneel before the Lord at judgment time? Maybe you’d say….I did what CNN told me to do, (CNN: the lying snake media) that is not going to cut it. You still have a choice to vote for good and not evil.
    we need to pray for more godly politicians and Trump voted back in November.

  4. The darker it becomes the more that the body of the messiah, we believers, will unite. Prosperity has made us lazy and too individualistic. It is time for unity. How many live close to family or have a strong believer support network within blocks of where they live?

    We have seen an increase in prayer. Especially speaking in tongues. It is our greatest weapon.

    Remember if spiritual revolution does not come, civil war will.

  5. They will keep persecuting the church as long as we let them. This virus has already proven not to be an issue for most people and of course they know it, which is why they have encouraged the riots. You are right! This isn’t about anything but getting rid of the church and it is time everyone stood up together in the church and in the general public and ignored the edicts from his majesty king Gavin.

  6. In the middle of these perilous times on earth heaven can come down if we make space for it.
    We had an outdoor service on Sunday night in our courtyard at the church I preached on Matt 24 mark 13(signs of Jesus return) did an alter call for the lost and prayed for the sick only to hear Gavin Newsom make this proclamation yesterday after having a very encouraging Sunday night.
    Alone with my troubles and worries and my issues just after I got home from working at the church
    I broke out the word and this came on randomly On you tube after listening to Mario preach a sermon.
    Heaven invaded my little space.
    These kids parents must be proud.

  7. Dear Mario and Staff, I’m so happy to report a church on the front line here in California. Calvary Chapel Chino Hills ( Pastor, Jack Hibbs. You will be blessed to watch the service on July 5th complete with ‘Red Coats’ with fife and drum, singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic and Star Spangled Banner along with WORSHIP. This was right after the order to stop singing in church. The sermon that followed would rival the original “Black Robes” This will encourage you and the Lord knows we need that right now. My husband and I will see you in DC end of October. Blessings…. In His grip, Sheri Nichols

    Sent from my iPhone


  8. Mario, this post confirmed to us to ACT on our FAITH knowing the need for the Body of Christ to have a plan to join in corporate prayer daily. We decided to use a plan that was successful during World War II in England. One of Churchill’s advisors developed a ONE MINUTE PRAYER PLAN where people dropped what they were doing and focused on God. We feel this pattern would be beneficial as a model for the Body of Christ in interceding for 🇺🇸 America today. We’ve prepared an invitation and we pray that you and your readers will join us in interceding for our beloved 🇺🇸 nation!


    2GMAS4GOD are inviting YOU to pray ONE MINUTE each day with us for our 🇺🇸 nation.

    Please set your alarm and join with us in our ONE MINUTE prayer EACH DAY at 12:00 p.m.

    We are following a pattern organized by Winston Churchill’s advisor in World War II. People dropped what they were doing every day to collectively pray for the safety of their nation, it’s people and peace.

    We strongly feel this unified ONE MINUTE prayer will help heal our beloved 🇺🇸America.

    We hope YOU will join us in this ONE MINUTE prayer desiring to see our 🇺🇸 nation flourish once again.

    EVERY DAY at 12:00 p.m.please stop what you’re doing and spend ONE MINUTE praying for 🇺🇸 America to truly be ONE NATION UNDER GOD once again!

    II Chronicles 7:14:
    If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.


  9. Thanks Mario for standing up 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 2:39 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “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 chur” >

  10. Pray for the awakening among the nation and people. Pray for God’s mercy rest upon all the churches and stand firm to fight the good fight!

  11. I was not able to get into this page yesterday to get to the link to post this on facebook, or to get to the Comments section. I was afraid Pastor Mario had been banned by facebook, which would not surprise any of us btw. Certainly glad that’s not the case.

  12. From Fox News:

    California beach revival attended by 1,000: ‘The church has left the building’

    A worship leader believes it’s a sign ‘we’re in the beginning of something historic’
    California bans singing in churches amid
    coronavirus pandemic
    Church leaders are speaking out agaist a new ban on singing and chanting in California houses of worship. Center for Disease Control and Prevention officials point to singing as a proven way to spread a virus. The ban order the discontinution singing and chanting activities and limit indoor attendance to 25 percent of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees.

    Days before California churches closed due to a surge in coronavirus cases, there was a massive evangelical Christian gathering on Huntington Beach near Los Angeles.

    Around 1,000 gathered at Lifeguard Stand 20, bringing together several local ministries. Last week, 30 people were baptized on the beach, according to organizers.


    The beachside evangelical movement is called “Saturate OC” and co-organizer Jessi Green told the Los Angeles Times it has had a “ripple-effect.”

    Around 1,000 people gathered at the Saturate OC evangelical Christian event July 10.
    Green and her husband moved to Orange County from New York after she had a vision of mass baptisms at the Huntington Beach Pier while on vacation. Holding the outreach each Friday, she hopes to reach 2,000 people who can then reach 50,000 others.
    “The church,” she said in a microphone to cheers, “has left the building!”

    People get baptized at the Saturate OC event July 10, on Huntington Beach,
    Sean Feucht, a Bethel Church worship leader and founder of several nonprofits, told Fox News it reminded him of the Jesus People Movement from the late 60s and early 70s.

    “It’s eerily similar,” Feucht said, “There were protests, racial and social strife. Hippies were getting saved. A movement happened in California and swept across America, and even major news outlets covered it.”
    Feucht led worship Friday night on a 1963 Gibson guitar that was used in that movement.

    “Not only how many people came and just so many incredible testimonies,” he added, “but I think the church has been locked away in quarantine for so long that we forgot the power and authority of when we get together.”
    Churches in the Golden State were ordered to stop singing recently before being closed due to a surge in cases. California has had more than 336,000 confirmed cases, second to New York.

    “In the face of the virus and racial unrest, God has an answer of his people moving in radical love and unity,” Feucht concluded, “and maybe we can’t meet in buildings but we can meet on the beach. We can go to the bridge. We’re going to meet in parks. We’re not restricted to the four walls. We can still be the church even if we’re not in our buildings.”

  13. I have a Methodist aunt and uncle (they used to go to a nondenominational church before) and they have a Dem sticker on their truck. Maybe they’re Kennedy Dems/blue dogs? IDK

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