Illinois Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker told reporters on Wednesday that churches in Illinois may not reopen for a year.
The Washington Examiner reported:
It could be more than a year before churches are allowed to resume their in-person gatherings, according to Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Pritzker announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois that gives guidance to schools, businesses, churches, and other religious centers about when they will be allowed to reopen. In phase three, gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed. In phase four, gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed. Gatherings of more than 50 people will not be allowed until phase five.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Pritzker confirmed that churches will be held to the same standards and not be allowed to hold in-person services of more than 50 people until phase five, even if it takes more than a year to get to that position.
“You know, that in phase three, there can be gatherings, church gatherings, of 10 or fewer. In phase four, 50 or fewer. So that’s the guidance that’s been given to me,” Pritzker said. “I’m not the one providing that guidance. It really is what the scientists and epidemiologists are recommending.”
As per Constitution – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Church leaders all across this country must wake up. Democrats are using the covid-19 backdoor to wage war on churches. If this draconian Governor of Illinois can tell churches they won't be able to open their doors for one year because of the virus; what is to stop him from closing churches all together? If there is no push-back to this the Democrats will continue to harass political groups which they do not like.
Remember, with Democrats everything is political.