Minnesota Governor Shows Bias Against Religious Liberty
Article from The Daily Wire by James Barrett.
On Wednesday, Minnesota’s Democratic governor unveiled the state’s new timeline for its “Stay Safe” plan, which includes the mandate that places of worship not be allowed to hold any types of services for more than 10 people — whether inside or outside — while simultaneously allowing restaurants to serve up to 50 customers at a time in outdoor dining areas.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted not only in a devastating economic crisis in the United States but a massive civil rights debate amid state and local mandates effectively prohibiting American citizens from exercising their constitutional rights, including First Amendment-protected rights of “the free exercise” of religion and the right to “peaceably to assemble” and “petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Several state and local mandates prohibiting “non-essential” entities from operating have ended up including churches, and some officials have even cracked down on churches providing safely socially distanced “drive-up” services.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) heaped fuel on the religious freedom fire on Wednesday in his unveiling of the state’s “Stay Safe” plan beginning June 1.
As noted by the Washington Examiner, Walz announced that while restaurants will be able to host up to 50 customers in their outdoor seating areas, churches will remain restricted to serving just 10 congregants at a time, whether indoors or outdoors. The only remaining concession to churches is that they’re allowed to hold “drive-up” services, in which worshippers must remain in their cars and tune in to the message.
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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The MN democrat governor isn’t worried about the created corona virus spreading but is using the virus as an excuse to shut down Christian worship. He should be honest and tell the real reason why he is shutting down the worship of God.
If Gov. Tim Walz (D) was honest, he wouldn’t be a demonrat …
Well, That is the plan that all of these evil Democrat Governors are to be as radical as possible against the Innocent citizens of each of these Democrat Run States and to make this so-called Pandemic last up to the Presidential Election so they can try to force everyone to stay home and not able to vote in person. But it is ok to go out the A bussy store and go shopping all the way through this so-called Pandemic?
God will have the last word, it’s truly a shame Little Timmy wasn’t that old was he ?
What about the words “shall not prohibit the free exercise ot” does he not understand. Those words seem fairly simple. You would think a simple man would understand. Then again, George lll of England had a hard time with them also
The same lack of understanding with “shall not be infringed.”
Agreed…Yet Timmy Boy let’s all the big box stores to be open. Their parking lots are filled…Yet Timmy let’s the small businesses Die..What an A hole.
Of course he is a DemonRat.
Timmy Boy & His Pet AG are very much alike.. Isn’t Omar is also from Stupidsota??
Anyone remember the cry in Jerusalem before Our Lord was crucified “We have no king but Caesar’? That’s what these leftist governors want.. for the cry to be “we have no king but Government”. Hopefully, there are enough Americans left in their states to remind these tyrants and their minions that they work for the people… NOT vice versa!
The real purposew is to limit Public Communication amongst Conservative GOP persons.. The same for shutting down small business – small business are the biggest funders of the GOP