First Amendment Alert: Government Fraud Against the American Church

  
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By:   Jake MacAuley

First Amendment Alert: Government Fraud Against the American Church
“The Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government…and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.”

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It’s time to stand up and resist big government imposition against the free exercise there of of religious belief and observances.  It’s time to confront blue city mayors and blue state governors who are overwhelmingly secularist and demand that they stop their bigotry against Christians and Jews wishing to follow their beliefs while they give free reign to their allies to assemble at will.  


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This past weekend I had the privilege of joining a group of amazing Patriots in Virginia. As I entered the church, I found myself in a time jump back to when things were normal. There was not a single mask to be found in the entirety of the church. People worshipped their Creator unencumbered by coercive burdens laid upon them by the state.

While it was refreshing to experience biblical Christianity for the weekend, on Monday morning I found myself once again thrust into the Twilight Zone of 2020 America where decrees from governors have ranged from:

Churches shall not assemble at all … churches must meet outdoors … churches can meet indoors if they social distance with rigid sanitizing practices … churches may meet but cannot sing praise and worship, touch each other, have baptism, marriage, or funeral services, or partake in the holy sacrament of communion. To top it all off, governments are now requiring that churches must mandate their congregants to wear a mask when attending services.

Now we are told that all of these regulations carry the force of law. However, to say that these regulations have “the force of law” is a direct admission that they are not law.

This perhaps, is the greatest fraud contrived against the American church in history.

When Thomas Jefferson promised a protective wall of separation of Church and State to the Danbury Baptists, he assured them that no American civil government would ever be construed to deny Churches their religious rights and privileges. Furthermore, Government could never dictate, regulate, or make any law concerning an establishment of religion that would prohibit in any way shape or form the free exercise thereof. Jefferson of course, was referring to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution to back up his claims and promise.

There is no lawful authority for Government to encroach upon the religious worship of the church. To say the government can tell the church what to do would be likened to saying that I, Jake MacAulay, can dictate the actions of the president of Russia or the Prime Minister of Japan. This is because our Founders intended that the very same authoritative separations that exist between countries like the U.S. and Russia or Japan exist between the American Civil Government and the Church.

At worst, this could be considered a conspiracy against the American church. At best, this is an embarrassing admission that Government views churches as irrelevant as they do a local social club.

Founding Father Noah Webster asserted, “The Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government…and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.”

As our governors delay the restoration of unencumbered church services and add more conditions, it is crucial to understand regardless of whether the virus is fatal or phony, the lockdowns and shutdowns and mandates for social distancing and masks have no lawful basis in a church sanctuary.

Pastors, I implore you, don’t stand resolute and determined to willfully give up the authority of your Church to the government. As you abandon your authority, you abandon your flock to wolves.

The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

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MAGA
1  seeder  MAGA    2 months ago

While it was refreshing to experience biblical Christianity for the weekend, on Monday morning I found myself once again thrust into the Twilight Zone of 2020 America where decrees from governors have ranged from:

Churches shall not assemble at all … churches must meet outdoors … churches can meet indoors if they social distance with rigid sanitizing practices … churches may meet but cannot sing praise and worship, touch each other, have baptism, marriage, or funeral services, or partake in the holy sacrament of communion. To top it all off, governments are now requiring that churches must mandate their congregants to wear a mask when attending services.

Now we are told that all of these regulations carry the force of law. However, to say that these regulations have “the force of law” is a direct admission that they are not law.

This perhaps, is the greatest fraud contrived against the American church in history.

When Thomas Jefferson promised a protective wall of separation of Church and State to the Danbury Baptists, he assured them that no American civil government would ever be construed to deny Churches their religious rights and privileges. Furthermore, Government could never dictate, regulate, or make any law concerning an establishment of religion that would prohibit in any way shape or form the free exercise thereof. Jefferson of course, was referring to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution to back up his claims and promise.

There is no lawful authority for Government to encroach upon the religious worship of the church. https://thenewstalkers.com/badfish/group_discuss/9341/first-amendment-alert-government-fraud-against-the-american-church

 
 
 
MAGA
2  seeder  MAGA    2 months ago

 
 
 
bbl-1
3  bbl-1    2 months ago

Bassakwards;  The American Church and it's fraud against the American government and the American people.

 
 
 
MAGA
3.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  bbl-1 @3    2 months ago

That’s totally wrong.  Webster got it exactly right above...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bbl-1 @3    2 months ago

Those poor men of god.  Not being able to buy that new BMW or MB as donations are down.  The virus has infiltrated Sunday services, church meetings and youth camps. More than 650 cases have been linked to religious facilities during the pandemic.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
4  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 months ago

Another religion is the victim seed.  

The problem that these "victims" fail to understand is that their right to worship stops when it puts somebody at risk.  Large gatherings like the rumor mill called "church services" with many not observing CDC guidance puts somebody at risk.  

The government isn't telling you that you cannot practice your religion.  They are telling you that you need to find another way to do it that won't put others at risk.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1  Gordy327  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4    2 months ago
The problem that these "victims" fail to understand is that their right to worship stops when it puts somebody at risk.  Large gatherings like the rumor mill called "church services" with many not observing CDC guidance puts somebody at risk. 

Somehow, I don't think they care. Or they think religion trumps public & individual health. 

Another religion is the victim seed.  

A dime a dozen, given the number of similar seeds and articles on NT.

 
 
 
MAGA
4.1.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1    2 months ago

You call back the protests in the cities and then we might [listen.deleted] We will no longer accept that the cause is more important than the disease for them and we’re the super spreaders if we meet too.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
4.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  MAGA @4.1.1    2 months ago
You call back the protests in the cities and then we might [listen.deleted]

I"ve been against these "protest" stupidity as much as I have been about your religious stupidity.  Neither one is helpful.

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.3  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @4.1.1    2 months ago

The protests are part of the problem too. But to continue to ignore guidelines because someone else does it, is just stupid, irresponsible, and spiteful. Ithe certainly willfully contributes to the problem instead of solving it, which is also despicable.

 
 
 
TᵢG
4.1.4  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @4.1.1    2 months ago
You call back the protests in the cities and then we might

What?   Who do you think you are talking to ... the protest organizers?    And who are you to speak for all religious people?

 
 
 
MAGA
4.1.5  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1    2 months ago

BLM and Antifa riots and protesters seem to think that the expression of their feelings and faux rage trumps individual and public health.....

as to the seeds, well we don’t see why those who think their allies pet issue is more important than the disease are totally willing to repress and try to guilt shame those who meet whose issue to them is worth less than nothing in normal times but to those meeting its every bit as important.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.6  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @4.1.5    2 months ago
BLM and Antifa riots and protesters seem to think that the expression of their feelings and faux rage trumps individual and public health.....

So do certain religious groups/individuals.

as to the seeds,

Who cares?

 
 
 
MAGA
4.1.7  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1.6    2 months ago

You do.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.8  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @4.1.7    2 months ago

No, not really

 
 
 
MAGA
4.1.9  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1.8    2 months ago

If you didn’t care you wouldn’t have bothered to take the time to reply.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.10  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @4.1.9    2 months ago

You would think that, wouldn't you? 

 
 
 
MAGA
4.1.11  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1.10    2 months ago

I would and I do...

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.12  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @4.1.11    2 months ago

Still makes you wrong!

 
 
 
MAGA
4.1.13  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1.12    2 months ago

I’m right and you are still here arguing about it because you care...

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.14  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @4.1.13    2 months ago
I’m right

Only in your mind.

 
 
 
MAGA
4.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4    2 months ago

When you advocate that the disease is more important than the cause and that all the BLM protests violent and peaceful must end now too then we just might consider listening.  Until you reign them in you will not control us either,  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
4.2.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  MAGA @4.2    2 months ago
When you advocate that the disease is more important than the cause and that all the BLM protests violent and peaceful must end now too then we just might consider listening.

If you'd take a look I'm against both jokes (BLM and their "cause" and your religion).  Both have caused nothing but pain and heartache to society.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.2.2  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.2.1    2 months ago

I disagree.  

Religion or BLM isn't the problem per se.   For the most part it's the people who warp and bastardize the intended message.

As long as the human condition is involved, things will continue to go bad sometimes.

The bad things BLM and Religion do always seem to get the most press while the good they do gets little.

But .... bad news sells better right?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
4.2.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sparty On @4.2.2    2 months ago
For the most part it's the people who warp and bastardize the intended message. As long as the human condition is involved, things will continue to go bad sometimes.

When it comes to religion, that is nothing but an unacceptable excuse.  Throughout history more people have been slaughtered over religion than any other reason.  The texts for many religions, bible following religions included, calls for the execution of certain people and for certain acts.  Claiming otherwise is pure ignorance.  And when religion is challenged, out comes the victim card all the while they attempt to dictate how others should live.

When it comes to BLM, there is a reason many are starting to call them Burn, Loot, Maim / Murder.  Because every time they show up, something is set on fire, someplace gets looted and people end up injured or killed.  They claim to fight racial injustice by "protesting" but these protests are selective.  These are the domestic terrorists some talk about.  I put a challenge out shortly after the Travon Martin shooting to provide one instance of something good BLM has done.  To date, I haven't received a damn thing.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.2.4  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.2.3    2 months ago

I hear what you’re saying and won’t defend the ignorance you speak of but it remains the minority for religion at least imo.

most of us have zero desire to evangelize or hurt anyone who doesn’t think the way we do and I’ll never defend those that do.    By the same token I’ll never support those who demonize religion in general either.

Thats a full stop for me, end of story.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.2.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MAGA @4.2    2 months ago

I thought your seed was about religion, not protesters.

 
 
 
TᵢG
5  TᵢG    2 months ago

What restrictions are imposed on churches that are not imposed on similar venues?

Church services often involving singing.   This act requires more air pressure than normal talking.   Thus it compromises the protection provided by social distancing.    Worse, it is done in unison causing even more sharing of air.   Similarly with the recital or prayers by the congregation.

Communion (unless precautions are taken) is inherently bad in a pandemic.   Clearly, sharing the wine goblets cannot be done.   The precautions here should be similar to those used when food is served in a gathering.   The food is segregated from the guests and is served by servers wearing masks, gloves and engaging in prudent cleansing procedures.

Social distancing is not possible with the normal structuring of pews.   Thus every other pew (at least) would need to be unoccupied.   The space between the pews needs to abide by social distancing (except for members of the same household).    People getting up and returning to pews necessarily violate social distancing.   Further, the pews, hymnals, etc. all should be cleaned before and after each service.

Because of the nature of the church venue, everyone should be wearing a mask.

Churches should be allowed to open but they would be under the same kind of restrictions as those imposed by something like a bar, restaurant or a theater.  

Why, exactly, is this inappropriate?   (By the way, we are in the middle of a pandemic.)

 
 
 
pat wilson
5.1  pat wilson  replied to  TᵢG @5    2 months ago

You're speaking in a vacuum.

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  pat wilson @5.1    2 months ago

The vacuum exist among hypocrites who criticize reopening the economy, going back to school, political rallies they disagree with, back the blue events, and worship while at the same time backing BLM related protests because their cause is more important than the disease. We on the right will totally disrespect and defy the left on this issue for as long as it takes for them to reign in their own.   Until they hold their own to the same standard to what they demand from us, we will ignore them and go out and do what we do because they don’t like it.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
5.1.2  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @5.1.1    2 months ago

You are making your allegation of hypocrisy in the context of the thread I started.   You are, by that context, directing your allegation at me.

Thus I challenge you to show where I have made a single comment that suggests I support any gathering by any faction that does not take appropriate precautions during this pandemic in a manner appropriate for the venue and the activity of that venue.

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.3  seeder  MAGA  replied to  TᵢG @5.1.2    2 months ago

Climb down off that cross you nailed yourself to and stop thinking everything is about you.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
5.1.4  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @5.1.3    2 months ago

You seem to think you can skirt past making an allegation by context without being called on it.    Further you yet again presume to know what other people are thinking.

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.5  seeder  MAGA  replied to  TᵢG @5.1.4    2 months ago

Call away.  I don’t care.  I’m going to do and say what I’m going to do or say no matter what you think of it or whether you like it or not, and if you want to spend minutes out of your day confronting me over it each and every time, every seed or post, then that’s all on you and I really don’t care.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
5.1.6  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @5.1.3    2 months ago

Now there's some real irony right there!

 
 
 
TᵢG
5.1.7  TᵢG  replied to  Gordy327 @5.1.6    2 months ago

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MAGA
5.1.8  seeder  MAGA  replied to  TᵢG @5.1.7    2 months ago

Not at all...

 
 
 
Gordy327
5.1.9  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @5.1.7    2 months ago

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MAGA
5.1.10  seeder  MAGA  replied to  TᵢG @5.1.4    2 months ago

No, that would be you.  

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.11  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @5.1.9    2 months ago

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Gordy327
5.1.12  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @5.1.11    2 months ago

That's funny, considering you do the exact same thing whenever someone says something you agree with or supports your own position.

 
 
 
Gordy327
5.2  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @5    2 months ago
  Clearly, sharing the wine goblets cannot be done.  

Individual shot glasses or medicine cups of wine can take the place of a goblet.

Further, the pews, hymnals, etc. all should be cleaned before and after each service.

That can pose quite the challenge, depending on the size of the church and the time between services.

Churches should be allowed to open but they would be under the same kind of restrictions as those imposed by something like a bar, restaurant or a theater.  

That seems reasonable. Perhaps some think churches, and by extension their parishioners, are above such guidelines or expectations?

 
 
 
MAGA
5.2.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @5.2    2 months ago

We’ve always had individual glass ones that were sterilized and re used now we have glass appearing plastic disposable ones.  Our church is cleaned each week for services and with 2 services at 1/5 capacity, the same areas won’t be used 2x the same day except the pastor and others on the platform up front who are the same persons for both services.  Churches in California are limited to 1/2 the capacity allowed for comparable secular activity venues.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
5.2.2  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @5.2.1    2 months ago

Aside from the infrequent cleanings, if churches operate the same as secular institutions with regards to covid prevention, then there's no problem. 

 
 
 
MAGA
5.3  seeder  MAGA  replied to  TᵢG @5    2 months ago

When do you propose to put the same limit on the social justice warriors in our cities streets that you want to put on outdoor religious gatherings?  

 
 
 
TᵢG
5.3.1  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @5.3    2 months ago

The principles apply to everyone.   The differences are in the unique particulars of the venue.

 
 
 
MAGA
5.3.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  TᵢG @5.3.1    2 months ago

Let’s compare.  Massive crowds on busy streets down town of a dense city compared to the most recent liberal fit, over an outdoor gathering 1/4 mile from the nearest road on the opposite side of the river, and 1/2 mile from the nearest one on the same side surrounded by hundreds of acres of natural forest arboretum, a botanical garden, city parkland, a bird sanctuary, and a river With a major bend, with only a pedestrian bridge and a river trail system to get in and out,  Liberals who sanction big city BLM events had a fit about this religious gathering 5 nights ago. https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/07/26/cnns-coverage-of-outdoor-faith-concert-after-cheering-on-months-of-protests-in-streets-says-it-all-951956

 
 
 
TᵢG
5.3.3  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @5.3.2    2 months ago

Is this not clear to you?:

TiG @5.3.1 ☞ The principles apply to everyone.   The differences are in the unique particulars of the venue.

Seems to me to be clear and direct language.

 
 
 
MAGA
5.3.4  seeder  MAGA  replied to  TᵢG @5.3.3    2 months ago

So why all the complains about moderate sized outdoor religious gatherings while many on the left including mayors and governors defend the rights of much larger outdoor gatherings to protest or riot?  

 
 
 
TᵢG
5.3.5  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @5.3.4    2 months ago
So why all the complains about moderate sized outdoor religious gatherings while many on the left including mayors and governors defend the rights of much larger outdoor gatherings to protest or riot?  

Where do you find me complaining about these gatherings?

 
 
 
MAGA
6  seeder  MAGA    2 months ago

CNN Shames Small California Christian Concert as Corona-Threat, But NOT Leftist Protests

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CNN demonstrated a shameless double standard again on Saturday, breaking out the corona-shaming over a Christian concert under a bridge in Redding, California. That’s painted as a public-health hazard….but massive protests against the police don’t draw the same scorn. 

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Twitchy highlighted one obvious retort CNN received, a picture of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti (D) communing with protesters, shoulder-to-shoulder, no mask: 

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But the Christians get treated differently. CNN reporters Alexandra Meeks and Jason Hanna went on the Tsk-Tsk Task Force: 

Video from a Northern California outdoor religious concert shows hundreds of people crowding together and most of them not wearing masks — drawing criticism from a local health department that says the gathering violated state coronavirus rules.

Shasta County’s health department is asking people who attended Wednesday evening’s Christian music and faith event in Redding to self-quarantine for 14 days, get tested and monitor for possible symptoms.

“While outdoor faith gatherings are allowed, this event did not follow state guidelines” such as people staying 6 feet apart or wearing masks when that’s not possible, and therefore the event “put our community at risk,” the county agency said in a  news release .

2020-07-26%20%281%29.png The event was publicized by  Hold The Line , a faith-based political activist movement created by  Sean Feucht , a Christian worship musician in Northern California who ran and lost in a March primary   for the state’s 3rd Congressional District seat.

Feucht and his band played under the Sundial Bridge in Redding in front of hundreds. “Video obtained by  CNN affiliate KRCR  shows people in the crowd singing or standing close together near the bridge along the Sacramento River, most of them without masks.”

Feucht did not respond to CNN requests for comment, but he asked supporters on Facebook to wear a mask and socially distance. After attacks on social media, Feucht posted an online statement defending it. “Government leaders voiced support for outdoor protests in recent months; they should not be condemning Christians seeking to gather in worship,” his  post  reads.

A search of CNN.com under the terms “Portland protest coronavirus” pulls up no shaming article. You can find these top results: “Right-wing media plays up Portland protest ‘violence'” by Brian Stelter, promoting Anne Applebaum’s warning of creeping authoritarianism under Trump; and “Trump’s team is increasingly adopting the narratives of autocracy” by Stephen Collinson. 

Now let’s look at the very same Alexandra Meeks of CNN when it comes to anti-police protesting. Back on June 1, Meeks and Saba Hamedy were harping on a double standard in Huntington Beach, California, where anti-police protests were deemed unlawful, but not a protest against local beaches being closed in April. “Orange County  reported a 22% increase in coronavirus cases  amid protests to reopen beaches.”

CNN isn’t exactly tracking coronavirus increases tagged to anti-cop protests. 

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MAGA
6.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  MAGA @6    2 months ago

It’s time to call out the so called pro science blue city and blue state hypocrisy on this issue.  Either give Christians free reign in all religious expressions as they see fit or hold the protesters to the same standards and enforce them that they want us held to.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
6.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @6.1    2 months ago

The pandemic should not be about ideology, religion or partisan politics.   People should interact safely regardless of agendas and demographics.  

Whining of victimization is counter-productive.   It is far better to focus on getting us through this pandemic so that we can move to something more like the normal we had.

 
 
 
MAGA
6.1.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  TᵢG @6.1.1    2 months ago

How will this ever end with progressives acting like it’s 1968 all over again all summer long or longer. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MAGA @6    2 months ago

 That’s painted as a public-health hazard.

Did you not look at the picture?

 
 
 
MAGA
7  seeder  MAGA    2 months ago

Just to get back on topic, a quote from the seeded article from an American founding father... “The Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government…and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.”       https://thenewstalkers.com/release-the-kraken/group_discuss/9341/first-amendment-alert-government-fraud-against-the-american-church#cm1373036

 
 
 
TᵢG
7.1  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @7    2 months ago

That is not true simply because Noah Webster wrote it.   You quoted him so you think this is true.   On what basis do you think this is true ... what facts?

 
 
 
MAGA
7.1.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  TᵢG @7.1    2 months ago

He’s hardly the only founding father to say something like that.  I accept as factually true each of their statements on the issue as well as to where our rights come from and how we are all created equal in that higher powers sight, and that there was divine providence in our founding as an exceptional nation.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
7.1.2  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @7.1.1    2 months ago

So your 'facts' are that you believe this to be true.   Beliefs are not facts.

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.1.3  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @7.1.2    2 months ago
Beliefs are not facts.

As I have always said, belief does not equal fact. A shame some don't know the difference between belief and fact.

 
 
 
MAGA
7.1.4  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @7.1.3    2 months ago

And the refusal of the church to be dictated to by a state lives on strong:

5K sidestep church lockdown, worship at Calif. beach

More than 5,000 Christians worshipped on a beach near San Diego, California, in the face Gov. Gavin Newsome’s (D-Calif.) July 13 COVID-19 executive order shutting down indoor church services across most of the state – while allowing protests to continue.

Many such “Let Us Worship” events – sponsored by Christian singer and songwriter Sean Feucht’s nonprofit group, Hold the Line – have taking place over the past week on beaches and other public locations from Redding to San Diego.

Can’t keep God’s people apart … or silent

The 5,000-plus gathering at Southern California’s Cardiff State Beach also came in the wake an earlier attack on churches by Newsome.

“In a previous executive order, the governor prohibited congregants from singing at church functions,” The Western Journal recounted .

However, Christians’ freedom to worship – guaranteed by the United States Constitution – was exercised despite the state’s attempt to target and shut down churches.

“JUST NO WORDS!!! Thousands gathered! Hundreds save and baptized! Unity released! Hope restored! Courage instilled!” Feucht exclaimed on Facebook after posting a video from the beach event. “We are declaring A NEW JESUS PEOPLE MOVEMENT HAS BEGUN!!!!!!”

Feucht said there was no gimmick for the thousands showing up at the beach and at the other events statewide … only Jesus Christ’s message of salvation through Him.

“It’s just the most raw, organic, gritty gospel,” Feucht impressed to Fox News . “It’s been very eclectic, very diverse – in terms of people praying and singing. People got healed, saved and delivered. “We feel really called from the Lord to raise up this sound of worship in California.”

And being outside in a healthy environment – with many medical experts stressing how sunlight and minerals in the sand provide ideal conditions for combatting the coronavirus – many attending the San Diego event threw fears to the wayside.

“Many defied a statewide order to wear face coverings, and the gathering also violated the San Diego County mandate on social distancing,” the Western Journal reported. “According to the 36-point county order, any violation would be ‘subject to fine, imprisonment, or both.’ It doesn’t appear any citations have been issued in relation to the event, however. California’s guidelines for religious locations also encourage those organizations to take reservations to limit the number of congregants at one time.”

Those attending prior events in Pasadena, Bakersfield, Fresno and Redding – including Vanessa Kelly and her three children who attended the service in Freson – also did not let fear spread about the virus keep them from the Bible’s call to fellowship and worship God with other believers.Bottom of FormTop of FormBottom of Form

“I believe in Jesus Christ and the freedom to worship – and that’s why we’re here,” Kelly explained to the Fresno Bee . “We love Jesus, and we want to worship, and nothing’s going to stop us from doing that.”

State officials standing up for the gospel

At the Bakersville service, Senate Minority Leader Shannon Grove (R-Calif.) said around 1,000 recently showed up to worship God in the middle of the city at a park.

“God’s Word says with every breath, let us praise the Lord,” Grove reminded, according to the Journal. “It’s so important we invite the Lord into our cities and into our county and into our state and into our nation. It’s so important that the Church rise up. We need to say ‘Jesus loves you.’”

Even the Republican mayor of Bakersfield in Central California, Karen Goh – who opened the service in prayer with Grove – rejoiced in being able to worship with believers, once again.

“What a joy it is to be able to gather together to worship God,” Goh proclaimed, as noted by the Journal. “On the walls of the lobby in city hall, [city founder] Col. Thomas Baker’s inscription says, ‘This is God’s country,’ and that was a declaration made in the 1800s over Bakersfield, California. We have declared that this is God’s country – and a city of righteousness – and we are gathered as God’s people to help our community, to love our neighbors, to worship our God.”

Pastors unite to honor God

The return to worship was also praised by the founding pastor of 412 Church Murrieta – south of Bakersfield in Southern California’s Riverside County east of Los Angeles.

“I love what Sean is doing, and I believe it is going to be a movement reminiscent of Chuck Smith and the Jesus Movement with the hippies,” Thompson wrote to The Western Journal, referring to the late Chuck Smith, who founded Calvary Chapels when he pastored his Costa Mesa church in 1965 before starting the Jesus People Movement in the 1970s – known for its baptism services at Southern California beaches.

Likewise, Thompson’s congregation showed up last month for a baptism service at a beach in San Clemente – close to the same spot Smith met with believers nearly 50 years ago – this time pushed by Newsome’s strict anti-church edict. He – along with numerous other California pastors – has refused to close church doors and held indoor services, resulting in attendance tripling and Sunday services doubling …  from two before the pandemic to four.

“People are coming from all over the place because they want to go in to church,” Thompson stressed. “They want their kids to be in Sunday school. They want their kids to be around other Christian kids and not be walking around in fear. What we’ve found is our church is the one place of normality.”

Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena – led by senior pastor Ché Ahn – is also holding services, and this civil disobedience refuses to abide by Newsome’s orders banning indoor services, singing during church gatherings and holding home Bible studies.

Bringing peace amidst Portland’s unrest

Feucht’s “Let Us Worship” movement is crossing California’s northern border into Portland, Oregon, where rioters have taken over the city for the past two months, calling for President Donald Trump to send in federal guards to protect federal buildings being destroyed as the mayor refuses to protect property and citizens from the violence.

“[We will] change the narrative over this beautiful city,” Feucht insisted to the Journal, referring to the upcoming event on August 8.

https://onenewsnow.com/church/2020/08/02/5k-sidestep-church-lockdown-worship-at-calif-beach

We are protesting government too!  

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.1.5  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @7.1.4    2 months ago

That no value post doesn't address what I said in mine.

 
 
 
MAGA
7.1.6  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @7.1.5    2 months ago

Your opinion as to what is fact or opinion to you is meaningless to His believers.  And now we to are protesting.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.1.7  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @7.1.6    2 months ago

That still doesn't address anything I said. It's a smokescreen at best. 

 
 
 
MAGA
7.1.8  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @7.1.7    2 months ago

And?  You really think we care at all about what a skeptic thinks?  We are never again going to engage in a prove it game with professional deniers.  We have a mission and a message and it’s nothing more than a waste of valuable time to try to convince the determined opposition that still wouldn’t believe in the face signs and wonders.  They’d simply try to rationalize it away and still not believe just like 2000 years ago.

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.1.9  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @7.1.8    2 months ago

You've never been able to prove anything anyway. Which only shows your claims are FOS for all to see!

 
 
 
TᵢG
7.1.10  TᵢG  replied to  MAGA @7.1.8    2 months ago
You really think we care at all about what a skeptic thinks?

Who is this 'we' you continually reference?   To you fancy yourself as the spokesman for Christianity?

 
 
 
TᵢG
7.1.11  TᵢG  replied to  Gordy327 @7.1.9    2 months ago

Well it is difficult to provide evidence for 'facts' that are 'true' simply because someone believes so.

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.1.12  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @7.1.11    2 months ago

Fair enough jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
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