All posts tagged: California

US Supreme Court overturns California’s ban on house churches

The Supreme Court has just ruled that California’s limits on house churches and other religious gathering in homes is unconstitutional.

Guess who is cutting into the COVID vaccine line?

Officials for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Pasadena, California for those holding vital positions was forced to cancel after its online booking slots were flooded with those who weren’t eligible. The clinic was intended for senior citizens and those working in important fields such as heath-care, child-care, food services and teachers. So who were these ineligible people who thought they were so important that they could cut into the line? It was mostly Hollywood and media.

CA reporter robbed at gunpoint while filming a report on crime

People are moving out of California in droves because of government policy about the economy, high taxes, laxity on crime and restrictive COVID lockdowns. This story provides a snapshot on what is taking place in the state. A TV reporter, who was about to do an interview on increasing crime rates in San Francisco, was robbed at gunpoint by thieves who stole his camera.

Drug overdose deaths 621, COVID 173: San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that nearly 4 times as many people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco than died of COVID-1984 in 2020. And in just 11 months, the number of overdoses recorded in the city had increased by 180 over the total number of overdose recorded in 2019. In comparison, 173 people had died of COVID so far in 2020. The lockdowns are largely blamed for the dramatic increase in overdose deaths.

Efforts to recall CA. Gov. Newsom gaining steam

When people get sick of being ruled by tyrants, it usually results in a civil war. In a democracy, we have a chance to kick them out in four or five years. However, some US states provide citizens the opportunity to kick out a politician before the next election if enough people sign a petition triggering a recall election and one has been launched to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

More businesses abandon California

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been more announcements of businesses and people fleeing California. Many cite the state’s socialist policies, anti-business atmosphere, high taxes, declining lifestyles, ridiculous lockdown and environmental regulations as the reasons for their departure. Of course, it becomes a vicious cycle. With California’s eroding tax base combined with the Democrat government’s refusal to cut spending, tax increases are the only solution to make up for lost revenue. So, the cycle continues. This past week, Oracle, a major developer of business software, announced it was moving its headquarters to Texas citing its employees quality of life as one of the reasons. It currently employs 135,000 people and it is not known how many will be directly impacted by the move. The Register reports: Oracle is shifting its California headquarters to the Lone Star State, saying change of scene will “improve our employees’ quality of life and quality of output.” “Oracle is implementing a more flexible employee work location policy and has changed its Corporate Headquarters from Redwood City, California to …

Are environmentalists behind California’s wildfires?

A couple weeks back, Gavin Newsom, the Democrat governor of California, stood in the midst an area ravaged by a recent wild fire and blamed man-made global warming for the problem. Well Newsom is right about thing, the fires are man-made, but man-made by environmentalists as many suggest their insane policies embraced by the political left are in fact the biggest problem.

Did COVID lockdowns just turn political?

With the number of COVID deaths declining in California, many are wondering why politicians are continuing to lock down the state? Well, according to Real Clear Politics, we may have been given a clue recently when Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the Los Angeles County Public Health Director, discussed the matter with school administrators. Apparently, someone recorded parts of that conference call.

Christian Actress defies CA lockdown & attends church

Claiming that the freedom to worship God is protected under the US Constitution, Christian actress Sam Sorbo attended Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, California this past Sunday (Aug 23, 2020). Sam is the wife of Christian actor Kevin Sorbo. California Gov Gavin Newsom has issued lockdown orders restricting church services to 25% of capacity or a 100-person maximum. In the face of this, several churches, including John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, are openly violating these orders stating that while church services are severely restricted, the government is allowing BLM protests to continue even though they are violating Covid health restrictions. LifeSite News recently interviewed several people, including Sam, who attended the Godspeak church service this past Sunday: “It’s my God-given right to be able to worship God freely, and it’s protected by the Constitution,” Sorbo stated. She also explained that it’s frustrating to see the government overstep its bounds and disregard the constitutional, God-given rights of every American citizen. She encouraged Christians to take a stand in the face of government restrictions …

California churches battle back against Gov. Newsom

There is a battle brewing in California between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Christian churches. According to the state’s lockdown rules, churches are limited to 25% capacity or 100 people, depending on what is lower. This means churches that can seat three to five thousand people can only have 100 people attending a service at one time. But what is bothering churches is that this 100 person cap is not applied equally to other business, including restaurants. And in acts of civil disobedience, several churches have announced that they will be returning to public services and purposefully violate the cap, with or without the government’s permission. One of those churches is Grace Community Church located in Los Angeles. Pastored by John McArthur, the church’s auditorium can seat 3,000 people, and prior to the Coronavirus was handling two services a day, with both running at full capacity. Even though there are threats that the city would cut off power to the church, in a letter posted on its website, the church said it would move ahead with …

“The church has left the building”: California Revival?

It has even caught the attention of the LA Times that is reporting a revival is breaking out on the beaches of California — Huntington Beach to be exact. It’s partially in response to California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent hypocritical ruling limiting church services to maximum of 100 and disallowing singing or chanting, while putting no limits on demonstrations, and in fact is encouraging them, where he allows people to shout and chant all they want. So in protest, Sean Feucht, who is a worship leader at Bethel Church, in Redding, California, and others decided to hold a church service at Huntington Beach on Friday, July 10, 2020 in defiance of Gov Newsom’s edict. Let’s call it a “worship protest” and include some signs and everything should be fine. Sean has also started an organization called “Hold the Line“to fight government’s intrusion in the life of the church. Writing for the LA Times, Hillary Davis describes what happened at Huntington Beach: There is a revival taking place on the sand at Huntington Beach. On Friday, …

Only 6 in San Diego County were ‘pure’ COVID deaths

San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond is reporting of the 200 deaths in his county attributed to the Coronavirus, only six were pure COVID deaths. In other words, the other 194 who died had underlying health issues. In an interview with the San Diego Tribune, Desmond said: “We’ve unfortunately had six pure, solely coronavirus deaths — six out of 3.3 million people. I mean, what number are we trying to get to with those odds? I mean, it’s incredible. We want to be safe, and we can do it, but unfortunately, it’s more about control than getting the economy going again and keeping people safe.” “Any loss of life, for any reason, is worth preventing. Clearly, those with underlying circumstances are the most vulnerable. I believe we can keep people safe and responsibly open our businesses.” Desmond, who has been calling for an end to the lockdown, said the government must focus its attention on protecting those most vulnerable to the virus — the elderly and those with underlying health issues. The Journal of the …