California Ministers Defy Governor’s Ban on Church Services with Outdoor Events


California’s extremist left-wing governor banned Christians from practicing their religion due to his hysterical reaction to the coronavirus, but thousands of Christians have defied his orders.

Even as he continues to excuse and allow anti-American rioters to protest at will and gather in groups of thousands in the streets, Gov. Gavin Newsom has told Christians and other religious folks that they are not allowed to hold church services.

Newsom claims his restrictions are a provision to help end the coronavirus in the state. But, his policies are so arbitrary and empty of any scientific basis that it is clear his actions are anti-Christian, not a legitimate policy.

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Still, according to Fox News, Christians are defying the anti-American governor’s decrees by holding outdoor services.

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On Sunday, more than 5,000 showed up on the beach in San Diego for a “Let Us Worship” event put on by worship leader Sean Feucht and his nonprofit, Hold the Line, where he baptized his own son, Ezra.

“It’s just the most raw, organic, gritty gospel,” Feucht told Fox News. “It’s been very eclectic, very diverse in terms of people praying and singing. People got healed, saved, and delivered.”

Feucht has been traveling to cities across California leading “Let Us Worship” protests with local pastors and leaders after Newsom announced he was banning singing in churches at the beginning of July and has put further restrictions on indoor venues as the state has moved to No. 1 in terms of coronavirus cases.

Hundreds showed up last Sunday at the Fresno City Hall where they worshipped in defiance of the governor’s orders.

“I believe in Jesus Christ and the freedom to worship and that’s why we’re here,” Vanessa Kelly, a Reedley resident and mother of three, told the Fresno Bee. “We love Jesus and we want to worship and nothing’s going to stop us from doing that.”

Recently the U.S. Supreme Court refused to decide a case in favor of freedom of religion that took on restrictions against churches. All thanks to the treacherous Chief Justice John Roberts.

However, Justice Neal Gorsuch issued a blistering dissent that slammed Roberts for his un-American decisions in the case.

Gorsuch wrote that the case is “easy”:

This is a simple case. Under the Governor’s edict, a 10-screen “multiplex” may host 500 moviegoers at any time. A casino, too, may cater to hundreds at once, with perhaps six people huddled at each craps table here and a similar number gathered around every roulette wheel there. Large numbers and close quarters are fine in such places. But churches, synagogues, and mosques are banned from admitting more than 50 worshippers—no matter how large the building, how distant the individuals, how many wear facemasks, no matter the precautions at all. In Nevada, it seems, it is better to be in entertainment than religion. Maybe that is nothing new. But the First Amendment prohibits such obvious discrimination against the exercise of religion. The world we inhabit today, with a pandemic upon us, poses unusual challenges. But there is no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesars Palace over Calvary Chapel.

Exactly right.

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