Pleased to meet you, hope you get my name. It’s Newsom, without an e.
Just how these zealous idiot governors and mayors expect all this oppression to help them at the polls is beyond me. I guess Newsom thinks that by betting that Democrats will love him for torturing conservatives and Christians, the Dem majority in his state will worship and re-elect him. But he’s kinda not figuring that he’s causing a lot of pain for the average Democrat as well. This whole hoax in attempt to get themselves more power may just be a bridge too far for these satanic Democrats.
Excerpted From The Daily Caller: A network of 3,000 California churches are planning to defy Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shutdown orders by reopening for in-person services, Fox News reported Friday. California Church United pastors, which represents nearly 2.5 million members, announced Thursday that they plan to reopen May 31 instead of waiting for stage 3 reopenings, which includes churches along with businesses like salons and gyms, according to Fox.”
Excerpted From Fox News: California Church United pastors announced Thursday in front of a Fontana megachurch that they plan to open May 31, instead of waiting until stage 3, when gyms, movie theaters, and other venues open, the San Bernardino County Sun reports.
“Our churches are part of the answer, not part of the problem,” said Danny Carroll, senior pastor at Water of Life Community Church. “We’re an essential part of this whole journey and we’ve been bypassed … kicked to the curb and deemed nonessential.”
On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that Newsom had the right to ban churches from opening during the coronavirus outbreak, following a lawsuit from Cross Culture Christian Center in Lodi.
Matt Brown, pastor of Sandals Church in Riverside, blasted Newsom for deeming churches nonessential during the pandemic: “We are torn between caring for and loving our people and his order.
“He didn’t ask us. He overstepped and he’s overreached,” Brown said. “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.
“We have a pastor in the south, in Chula Vista feeding hungry people a mile long in cars, socially distancing,” said Jim Doman, pastor and founder of Church United. “How can the church not be essential?
“It’s the heart of Jesus to love and care for all people. The heart of God supersedes government.”
Eli Loera, pastor of Family Christian Assembly in Fresno, told Fox News Newsom has “ignored” the churches as they continue to run food ministries, counsel, pay rents for the need, and provide other services.
Church leaders said they are upset by being lumped in with sports leagues.
“We are not the MLB or the NBA,” Carroll added. “We are not a gathering of strangers. As pastors, we bury these people. We bleed with these people. We are a family, not a group of strangers.”
But some churches already have begun to meet in person, including the 412 Church in Murreitta and a sister congregation in San Jacinto, the Orange County Register reports.
Liberty Counsel, a religious freedom law firm, kicked off “ReOpen Church Sunday” this week with a Texas megachurch as its prime example.
“Churches have always been essential, now more than ever, whether government recognizes them or not. They’ve been discriminated against with these orders,” Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel founder and ordained pastor, told Fox News.