Protect the Rights of the Faith-Based Community
Sign the petition to ask the Trump administration and Attorney General William Barr to prioritize the faith-based community, and protect the rights of worshipers and service attendees.
We all awaited the press conference of President Donald Trump, where he would introduce the new measures for this new phase in the coronavirus crisis to support the reopening of economic and social activity. In fact, after more than 1 month of total closure and confinement, social distancing, sacrifice, and proven patience, such announcement of a progressive return to normalcy was expected from many.
The faith-based community, in particular, waited in silence, obediently, hoping that the Government would help places of worship with the possibility of restoring worship and other services, responsibly and gradually. But, this was not the case.
But, to the contrary, in some states, services attendees received fines, pastors were threatened with arrest or even arrested, and threats were made.
Louisville Mayor bans drive-in Easter services.
Police arrest Florida pastor Rodney Howard-Browne
Christians were fined $5000 for attending a drive-in church in Mississippi
Court lets Kentucky Governor ban in church services.
California County threatens to jail worship team for streaming worship.
Mayor starts a registry of church attendees
New York Mayor threatens the entire Jewish community after a funeral…
… these are only a portion of the headlines I grabbed from a basic google search.
Who will stand up for the faith-based community when local and state officials use the Coronavirus declaration to seize influence over the closure of places of worship?
In the decrees and regulations already approved, there is not a single word for the faith-based community to rely on. The time has come to make us heard!
Sign this petition now!
Petition: Places of worship