There has been a massive debate among the parties as to whether or not churches should be able to open in any way during this crisis.
Today, President Trump ended the conversation, declaring houses of worship as an “essential” service in communities.
No More Lockdowns
From this point forward, all houses of worship (churches, synagogues, and mosques) are to be considered essential services, according to updated CDC guidelines.
When Trump made the announcement, he also used it as an opportunity to land a massive blow against other services deemed “essential” by Democrat governors while they have ignored the community’s right to celebrate their religious freedoms.
Trump stated, “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right.”
He added, “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now–for this weekend.
“If they don’t do it, I will override the governors.
“In America, we need more prayer, not less.”
Let Them Worship
For many people in this country, a house of worship is where they draw their strength and have a community to lean on.
At times like this, going to church is about far more than just worshiping their God; it grounds people to know they are not going through this alone and there are people they can lean on to gain strength.
Going to services is far more useful than some celebrity or sports star telling people “we are all in this together” when their lives have barely been altered by this crisis.
For religious individuals, going to daily or weekly services is the difference in finding the will or completely giving up hope… so yes, many people would consider this to be an essential service.
It is disturbing, to say the least, that it took a presidential order to make this happen rather than governors finding a way to make houses of worship more accessible to their constituents.
Source: Fox News
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