According to a recent poll conducted by Public Religion Research Institute, and Ryan Burge, an Eastern Illinois University professor, there is a growing support for churches to defy the COVID-1984 lockdowns and start holding church services.
But here is what is really bizarre. The poll showed that while over 60% of Americans were fine with churches defying COVID0-1984 lockdowns, only 34% of church attenders supported such acts of civil disobedience.
The Christian Post explains:
When asked if they agreed with the statement, “If the government told us to stop gathering in person for worship I would want my congregation to defy the order,” 34% of respondents who participated in the October survey agreed (with 16% strongly agreeing). By contrast, 21.8% of Americans surveyed in March said that they agreed (with 10.7% strongly agreeing) with their congregation defying in-person worship restrictions.
Meanwhile, the share of Americans who disagreed with churches’ defiance of worship restrictions dropped significantly from March to October. In October, 39.1% of Americans disagreed (with 25.8% strongly disagreeing) with the defiance compared to 55.6% (with 36.4% strongly disagreeing) in March.
READ: Americans increasingly comfortable with church defiance of COVID-19 restrictions: survey
Fortunately, the US Supreme Court has pointed out the hypocrisy of COVID-1984 lockdowns on churches and overturned New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on religious services in that state. READ: Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge To Cuomo’s Covid Restrictions; Barrett Delivers Decisive Vote
“[T]here is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues and mosques.”US Supreme Court