CDC Churches Genuflect to the Government

More and more churches have begun returning their services to normal since the CDC updated its public health recommendations. While the return to normalcy is a good thing, it is also a bad thing in one respect.

In an effort to further push the dangerous and unnecessary Covid-19 vaccine on Americans, the CDC updated its public health recommendations on May 13.

According to the CDC, the guiding principles for fully vaccinated people are:

  • Indoor and outdoor activities pose minimal risk to fully vaccinated people.
  • Fully vaccinated people have a reduced risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to unvaccinated people.
  • Fully vaccinated people should still get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Fully vaccinated people should not visit private or public settings if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Fully vaccinated people should continue to follow any applicable federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations.

Accordingly, in a non-healthcare setting, fully vaccinated people can:

  • Resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
  • Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel
  • Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States
  • Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings
  • Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic
  • Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible

CDC churches have taken notice.

Last year, in the middle of the bogus “pandemic,” I coined the term CDC churches to describe those churches that altered their practices because of government propaganda and decrees. At the time I wrote about this (July 14), some churches—especially liberal churches—were still closed, but most had reopened with greatly limited and altered services. Some heroic churches either never completely closed or else fully reopened with no restrictions after a month or so of online-only services after they realized what a giant government scam the whole “pandemic” was.

These CDC churches encouraged or required face masks, closed off some of their pews, stopped all congregational singing, made people register for services, took people’s temperature, outlawed handshaking and hugging, turned off their water fountains, mandated social distancing, quit passing offering plates, and cancelled potluck dinners, baptisms, nurseries, choirs, Sunday schools, Bible studies, prayer meetings, and communion services.

All for absolutely nothing. It was all theatre.

As the year progressed, and some states and localities began to relax their draconian Covid restrictions, many CDC churches began to follow suit, but always in lockstep with the government. After the government began pushing the Covid vaccine, many CDC churches jumped on the government bandwagon. The biggest promoter of Covid vaccines in Texas was a megachurch, First Baptist of Church of Dallas.

And now that the CDC has said that no one needs to wear a mask outside, and that vaccinated individuals don’t have to wear a mask inside, CDC churches around the country have begun to relax most of their remaining Covid restrictions—restrictions that they never should have made to begin with. They have turned on water fountains, reconstituted their choirs, opened up all of the pews, stopped recommending face masks, started passing offering plates, and stopped promoting social distancing.

I know this is happening because I get e-mails on a regular basis from Christians all over the country about what is going on in their churches.

What is disgraceful and shameful about these CDC churches relaxing their Covid restrictions is that it is in response to CDC guidelines and government pronouncements. These churches will always be CDC churches even when they return to normalcy. When Covid-23 is pronounced a pandemic, these churches can be counted on to limit their capacity, shut off their water fountains, require face masks, block off every other pew, enforce social distancing, and cancel all activities aside from their Sunday morning service—if they don’t close altogether.

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