3 Minnesota Churches Join Growing List Of Those Suing Governors For Right To Worship
hree churches in Minnesota are suing Democratic Gov. Tim Walz for placing ‚Äúunreasonable restrictions‚ÄĚ on church services.
Pastors Gerald Ernst of Land of Promise Church, Eric Anderson of Life Spring Church, and Darryl Knappen of Cornerstone Church of Alexandria filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against the governor for restrictions that limit congregations to 50 percent capacity and mandate mask-wearing and social distancing.
Walz signed Executive Order 20-74 on June 5, which limited indoor church services to 50 percent capacity and no more than 250 people total. It also mandated at least six feet of social distancing....
While the Warren Throckmorton article is excellent the David French one which the URL for it is included in my quotes from the Throckmorton article, is probably even better ‚Ěó ūüĎć
I assume John MacArthur and Mahler will be joining Trump's religious Council soon.
Warren Throckmorton wrote: .... As David French pointed out in his excellent commentary, [ ]
Mohler‚Äôs endorsement comes as Donald Trump presides over a dismal performance as president during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we speak, Trump is undermining his own COVID-19 task force by encouraging civil disobedience among his supporters. Instead of telling his supporters to go by the social distance guidelines, he tweeted for them to ‚ÄúLiberate‚ÄĚ their states. Trump‚Äôs unfaithfulness may no longer involve women, but it has consequences nonetheless.
After all is said, the only thing I get out of Mohler‚Äôs turnabout is that he has done what he said he didn‚Äôt want to do ‚Äď bend his ‚Äúargument to the political urgency of the moment.‚ÄĚ
excerpt from, "More Al Mohler on Bill Clinton and Public Morality"
Of course, Timothy , a church doesn't have to have a website. A large one though that makes it difficult to find out
"3 Minnesota Churches Join Growing List Of Those Suing Governors For Right To Worship"
They already have the right. Suing governors in federal courts conveys the false notion that the right comes from government, and they're just trying to get it back. By appealing to government? It isn't a governor's right to take it away, nor a judges to give it back. It's a bad idea. At best a judge can say, as in NYS, that the governor cannot restrict churches more than other businesses.
Sorry, my figures on alcohol-related deaths were in comparison to the 50,000 deaths mentioned in your clipping, Jim, and not the current death toll. Still, three times as many Americans die from smoking every single year as we have lost so far to coronavirus.
1. Show me the scripture that says a church must have a website. 2. Far more people die every single year in America from alcohol-related causes than have died so far from COVID-19. Booze is the third-leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. Why don‚Äôt Fauci and Biden get on the soapbox about drinking? Where is Bill Gates and his long needle when it comes to putting the kibosh on the bottle?
Jonathan Merritt wrote: .... COVID-19 has claimed nearly 50,000 lives in America thus far. Most of those casualties died alone, without so much as the dignity of a familiar face as they drifted into eternal rest. Most of those who have died are grandparents and the immunocompromised‚ÄĒthe weakest among us.... Like many others, I‚Äôm struggling to make sense of how those who follow the teachings of Jesus, known for healing the sick, could shrug their shoulders at mass death and heap pain on the grieving.
This kind of stark self-righteous insensitivity makes nonreligious people despise Christians. I should know. I became a Christian more than 25 years ago, grew up as the son of a prominent evangelical pastor, graduated from Jerry Falwell‚Äôs Liberty University, and spent years as a Southern Baptist pastor in Georgia. I‚Äôve witnessed every religious affectation imaginable, but I never thought I‚Äôd see the day when my alma mater, Liberty University, would endanger the lives of its students by partially reopening its doors in the middle of a pandemic, perhaps to make a political statement. Is this what it looks like to be ‚Äúpro-life‚ÄĚ now?...
---"Some of the Most Visible Christians in America Are Failing the Coronavirus Test"
Land of Promise Church Life Spring Church Cornerstone Church of Alexandria
What lovely sounding church names. Maybe if they have iffy doctrine, that's why they chose them. Maybe they don't even have a creed or confessional statement, so that unattached Christians wandering in might join them without a thought. Ah well, it is the modern way, I suppose.