All posts tagged: Chicago

Chicago tries to stop church service as lawlessness reigns

When worship leader Sean Feucht showed up in Chicago on Sept. 16, 2020 to hold another of his outdoor, “Let Us Worship” events, the city’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot welcomed them with police, in an effort to stop these believers from gathering. However, that didn’t stop them as they just turned the worship service into a protest worship march. CBN explains: Worship leader Sean Feucht and evangelist Dr. Charles Karuku arrived in Chicago on September 16 at the latest stop of this summer’s “Let Us Worship” tour that has seen tens of thousands of people celebrating Jesus in outdoor worship events around the country. In a video posted on Twitter, the Christian leaders explained that police officers blocked the group from gathering, so the event was set up in the roadway. Christ-followers united in a large gathering where many people were baptized and others received the gift of salvation. READ: ‘Police Barricaded Park, but That Didn’t Stop 3,000 Ohioans’: Cleveland, Chicago Try to Block Events but Can’t Stop God It is not that Lightfoot has …

Chicago rioters attack Ronald McDonald House?

Ronald McDonald Houses have been set up around the world to serve as residents for parents and children being treated for chronic illnesses in nearby hospitals. There are 368 houses in 64 different countries/regions. Owen Buell, 2, and his family were staying a Ronald MacDonald House by Chicago’s Lurie Children’s hospital as Owen was treated for Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive cancer that attacks organs. The family was planning to return to the House to celebrate Owen’s second birthday: “We were going to have cake and ice cream and do some presents at home with his siblings and his grandma,” said Owen’s mother, Valerie Mitchell. But looting throughout downtown Chicago made it impossible. “We got a phone call from the nurse saying that none of the nurses could make it in for safety concerns and they didn’t want any families in the middle of that trying to walk into Lurie’s,” Mitchell said. The Ronald McDonald House was one of several locations hit early Monday morning. “The whole door was shattered and it looked …

Did Chicago just threaten to bulldoze churches?

In an interview with Todd Starnes, Matt Staver, the founder of Liberty Counsel, a legal nonprofit dedicated to fighting for religious liberties, says that Chicago officials allegedly threatened to bulldoze two churches in that city because they are fighting the city’s coronavirus lockdown rules. Starnes explains: Matt Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said Wednesday that churches that he represents have received letters from the city’s Board of Health that declared them “public nuisances.” The term may not seem like much on the surface, but he said, legally, it opens up these churches to a lot of problems. Staver read the letter on air that said the department “has the power and duty to cause all nuisances affecting the health of the public to be abated.” Staver said the letter threatened a “summary abatement,” which is legalese for the destruction of the facility without any judicial process or further notice. Staver said the rule of law in the state is clear He said if there’s a summary abatement for an animal “you just take them …

100 Chicago churches defied Illinois Gov. and had services this past Sunday

With Americans across the US demanding freedom from the lockdown, over 100 churches in Chicago had services on Sunday (May 17, 2020) in defiance of the Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s (D) lock down orders. In an interview with ABC7 Chicago, Florin Cimpean, who pastors Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, stated that some of his parishioners came from Communist countries and now in the US, “feel the threat coming back.” Most states are transitioning out of their lock down in stages, but many are questioning Governors who seem to be doubling down on businesses, organizations and even citizens that are breaking what many believe are tyrannical and even unconstitutional orders. The Chicago churches added that their reopening this past Sunday included social distancing and limits on attendance. Some churches also provided face masks, gloves and sanitizers to parishioners. It is uncertain if the city will follow through on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s veiled threats to punish the churches involved. But if the city does, I expect the churches will lawyer up and fight this unconstitutional enforcement. …

Meeting Jesus at Chicago O'Hare Airport Photo: Ronald Woan/Flickr

A Christmas Story

We had just arrived in Chicago, on our way home. Carol’s wheelchair attendant was, as promised, waiting at the cabin door for her. He was a cheerful fellow, with a cheerful smile and a cheerful demeanor as he very cheerfully asked me to take the wheelchair. I understood – his tablet read my name, not Carol’s. “No,” I said. “It’s for my wife.” That’s when he saw her and could clearly see she had the greater need. “No problem,” he said. “Can you make it to the top of the ramp?” Being satisfied I was taken care of, he pushed Carol to the top while I hobbled with my cane behind, already exhausted. At the top, he said “Sir, you must let me take you as well. Your next flight is just too far away. I’ll get another chair.” Gratefully, I accepted. When he got back, it quickly became obvious he didn’t misspeak when he said he would take me and Carol as well. With one hand on Carol’s chair and the other on mine, …