Video from Moscow, Idaho, shows police arresting parishioners as they participated in a public psalm sing in defiance of mask and social distancing mandates.
Police cited five out of more than 150 people at the “flash psalm sing” event Wednesday for “suspicion of being in violation of Moscow’s mask/social distancing order,” the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports.
“We wanted to make a statement we’re ready to head back to normal,” said Christ Church pastor and event organizer Ben Zornes.
Pastor Zornes said he warned attendees they could be cited by police for participating in the event, but he maintained parishioners were well within their First Amendment rights, arguing, “We were just singing songs.”
Moscow Police Chief James Fry told the Daily News while the department’s been “very lenient” on enforcing social distancing guidelines, “at some point in time you have to enforce.”
Shock Video: Officer Tasers Mom For Not Wearing Mask at Junior High Football Game
Baptist Church In Ca Has Been Fined Nearly $60,000 for Services During Lockdown
Liberal Kenosha Church That Celebrated BLM Burns
CA Church Organizes Mass on Beach
BLM Vandalizes Church Statue of Slave Holding Infant Daughter
De Blasio Says BLM Protests and Church Are ‘Apples and Oranges’
After a night of rioting and looting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one of the buildings to catch fire was a community church which displayed a marquee outside the building celebrating ‘Black Lives Matter’.
Oh, the irony.
Kenosha was hit by violent unrest after a video emerged showing a police officer firing several shots at close range into an African-American man’s back.
Jacob Blake is currently in serious condition at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee as of early Monday morning.
The fact that Blake had walked away from police and attempted to reach inside his vehicle before he was shot didn’t seem to matter to BLM protesters, who almost immediately gathered at the scene of the shooting.
Kenosha Burns: Thugs Riot After Jacob Blake Brawls With Police (Videos)
MSM Hyping Black Man Killed By Cops (For Reaching into His Car)
A sea of more than 1,200 worshippers that defied a public health order during a worship service at Cardiff State Beach Sunday has caught the eye and anger of San Diego Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten.
Sean Feucht was the frontman behind Sunday’s revival-like Let Us Worship event.
Though coy about calling them protests, when asked who’s the man behind the protests, the Northern California musician and worship leader responded, “I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody, and that’s Jesus. “
NBC San Diego
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio dismissed the First Amendment, saying it’s perfectly acceptable for BLM protests and riots to ensue, but attending church is unacceptable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
De Blasio joined CNN last Wednesday to defend his arbitrary decision to shut down churches but allow BLM “protests” to sweep the city, which was recently ruled unconstitutional by an Albany court.
When asked about the court’s ruling, de Blasio dismissed it as “just wrong,” calling the BLM protests a “different reality.”
“We worked with the religious leadership of this city for months, Cardinal Dolan and the Catholic church and so many other religious leaders who are in full agreement that it was not time to bring back religious services because of the danger it would cause to their congregants,” de Blasio said.
De Blasio Tells Covid Contract Tracers Not to Ask Positive Cases If They’ve Attended BLM Protests
Federal Judge: Cuomo, de Blasio Violated Religious Freedom
Two migrants are suspected of robbing worshippers at a church in Serbia in the middle of mass, according to reports.
A pair of male migrants are believed to have targeted the Serbian Orthodox church of St. Alexander Nevski in Belgrade, arriving at a time when congregants would be present.
“There were two of them. They broke into the church during the liturgy, which was in progress, and they stole two purses and three mobile phones,” church elder Vajo Jović told Nova.
Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Church burnt down for ignoring lockdown rules
“Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic],” read the misspelled graffiti outside of a burnt down church in Mississippi.
That graffiti, of course, is suspected to have come from the unidentified arsonist. The motive: the church ignored the city’s lockdown rules, and continued holding services.
This same church sued the city of Holly Springs over the lockdowns after being cited for holding mass despite city restrictions on how many people could gather, and non-essential businesses.
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected a challenge to California’s limits on large church gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, dismissing an appeal brought by a San Diego-area church that argued state rules infringed on its religious freedom.
The justices by 5-4 vote said California could enforce its rules, at least for now. Chief Justice John G. Roberts joined the court’s four liberal justices in upholding the state’s rules.
“The precise question of when restrictions on particular social activities should be lifted during the pandemic is a dynamic and fact-intensive matter subject to reasonable disagreement. Our Constitution principally entrusts ‘the safety and the health of the people’ to the politically accountable officials of the states ‘to guard and protect,’” Roberts wrote.
A Mississippi church that defied the state’s lockdown orders and filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Holly Springs’ coronavirus restrictions has been burned down by what appears to be a left-wing arsonist.
“Bet you stay home now you hypokrits,” were the words spraypainted in the parking lot of The First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs.
Investigators say an explosion blew out the front of the church, according to Fox 13.
The church’s pastor Jerry Waldrop filed a lawsuit against the city last month after police broke up their Easter service and gave the church a citation because parishioners were not social distancing.
A pastor in Baltimore ripped up the city’s cease and desist letter mandating his church stop conducting in-person services or face a steep fine.
On Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church pastor Stacey Shiflett preached to his congregation passionately rejecting Baltimore County’s orders, prior to tearing up the city’s letter.
“News flash: Pharoah doesn’t get to dictate to God’s people how they worship their God,” Shiflett told church members. “God’s the one that defines the parameters.”
Pastor Shiflett went on to remark churches during this time should be holding more services, not less.
Hypocrisy: It’s ‘Too Risky’ For Churches to Open But Walmart Hasn’t Closed
Illegal Lockdowns Are Being Used to Break the Will of the People
Judge Tosses Coronavirus Restrictions by Oregon Governor Kate Brown
New Religion: Church Replaces Vatican Flag With NHS Flag
Illinois Governor Pritzker Closes Churches For a Year
TN Restricts Communion, Bibles, Choir Singing Because They “Spread the Virus”
Mississippi Mayor Cancels Fines to Churchgoers as DOJ Intervenes
Churches All Over the United States Are Being Shut Down
Kentucky Worshipers Met With Nails in Road as They Defy COVID-19 Lockdown
Isn’t it odd that Walmart stores all over the nation have remained open throughout this crisis but we are being told that it is “too risky” to hold a church service in many states?
During this crisis it has often been said that “my rights do not end where your fears begin”, but right now we are witnessing a stunning erosion of our First Amendment rights.
Churches remain closed in many states, and some churches in states that have “reopened” are now being forced to close down again.
For example, a Baptist church in Georgia has announced that they will not be holding any in-person worship services “for the foreseeable future”…
End of the American Dream
Corporate America to Maintain ‘New Normal’ Long After Lockdowns End
Corporate America Begs For Bailout as Small Businesses Faces Closures
Corporate America Attempting to Take Over US Using Coronavirus Fear