Bring Out Your Dead: In a clear rejection of science and common sense, President Donald Trump has issued an order that all houses of worship must reopen immediately, declaring he will “override” all state governors who oppose him.
President Donald Trump on Friday commanded America’s governors to reopen churches and other places of worship shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic, threatening to “override” the state leaders if they refused to follow his directive.
Speaking at a previously unannounced news briefing at the White House, the president revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was “issuing guidance for communities of faith,” and declared “houses of worship, churches, synagogues and mosques” to be “essential places that provide essential services.”
At the news conference Trump said:
At my direction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing guidance for communities of faith. Today I’m identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogues and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services.
Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right. So, I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.I call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open right now. If there’s any question, they’re going to have to call me, but they are not going to be successful in that call.
These are places that hold our society together and keep our people united. The people are demanding to go to church, and synagogue, go to their mosque. Many millions of Americans embrace worship as an essential part of life.
The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now for this weekend. If they don’t do it I will override the governors.
In America we need more prayer not less.
Bottom line: In a clear rejection of science and common sense, President Donald Trump has issued an order that all houses of worship must reopen immediately, declaring he will “override” all state governors who oppose him.