As California Gov. Gavin Newsom once again bars houses of worship in much of the state from conducting indoor religious services, some Christian leaders are critical of the governor’s decision.
Everlasting shame on those of you who aren’t.
Jonathan Keller, president of the conservative California Family Council, said … “Coupled with last week’s ban on singing during worship services, people of faith are increasingly alarmed by Sacramento’s disregard of their constitutional rights. We have to ask ourselves: Where do we draw the line?”
Meet another hero on the order of Tim Thompson:
In Lodi, Pastor Jon Duncan of the Cross Culture Christian Center, which had defied Newsom’s previous order and continued to hold indoor services,
said the latest order conflicts with the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and practice religion.
“We believe it’s God-given, as did the (Founding Fathers),” Duncan said. … “People do need church. I think church is an essential service. I think it’s a necessary service”…
So does the Lord.
Dean Broyles, chief counsel and president of the National Center for Law and Policy, which represents Duncan’s church, said in a statement that Newsom’s authority “stops at the church house door.”
Whoa! Hear that, Parson Goat?
“We strongly encourage pastors and religious leaders to follow the teachings of holy scripture and the guidance of their conscience regarding whether and how they worship God, rather than the arbitrary edicts of the state,” Broyles said in a statement.
Good gracious, another hero! Find out what Scriptures these guys read and send ‘em to Goats nationwide!
And a fourth champ chimes in:
“We will not abandon our constitutional rights. The decision is ours, not the governor’s,” [Pastor Jim Franklin of Fresno’s Cornerstone Community Church] said.
Whew! All this courage and valor! Thank God for rousing His Bride to defy evil and tyranny!1:58 pm on July 16, 2020 Email Becky Akers