All posts tagged: Lockdown orders

Should North American churches transition to house churches in the fall?

A recent article on CBN threw out an interesting idea that maybe churches should look at starting house churches if the recent COVID-19 lockdowns don’t end. The coronavirus has resulted in restrictions being put on church services severely limiting the number of people that can attend a service. Many believe it’s more political than health related because the restrictions on churches are more severe than businesses with very similar vulnerabilities. For example, are people attending a casino any less vulnerable to the Coronavirus, than those attending a church? Obviously not. So, why does a church have more severe restrictions than a casino? When the Coronavirus originally hit and services were prohibited, many churches turned to online services that people watched in the privacy of their homes. Initially it seemed popular, but according to Barna Research the number of people watching online services has been steadily dropping with 32% fewer people watching today, than during the early days of the pandemic. And recently, some large churches, such as Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, pastored by …

COVID: Non lockdown states had a 75% lower death rate

According to research by a Kansas-based nonprofit group, The Sentinel, published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the per-capita death rates from the coronavirus was 75% lower in states that did not initiate a lockdown compared to states that did. If, the lockdowns were effective, you would expect it to be the exact opposite. The Wall Street Journal notes: “GOP governors have faced enormous media pressure to lock down their states in solidarity with Democrats, and some now are getting browbeaten to shut down again amid coronavirus flare-ups. So it’s worth pointing out that states that didn’t lock down this spring kept the virus under control and experienced fewer deaths than most [of the states] that did. Of course, not only did these states have fewer deaths, their economy is also in much better shape. WSJ writes: “A new analysis by The Sentinel, a Kansas nonprofit, compares the 42 states that shut down most of their economies with the eight that did not. The latter group includes mostly rural states with some small metropolitan areas: …

New Jersey police shock gym patrons

People are tiring of the lockdowns ordered by state governments and some are practising what you might describe as civil disobedience. And it seems even some police are fed up with being the hatchet men used by governors and mayors to enforce what many believe are unconstitutional lockdowns. When Jersey’s Atilis Gym decided to open on Monday, in defiance of Gov. Phil Murphy’s order, the police were apparently sent in to shut it down. Note: those using the gym were required to social distance. A large crowd had gathered by this time and many were thinking they would be ticketed or even arrested. According to Fox29, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office warned that people who patronize a business not allowed reopening could face a fine of $1,000 or six months in jail. But then things took a dramatic change when one of the officers told the crowd: “Formally, you are all in violation of the executive order. On that note, have a good day. Everybody be safe.” The police then left with cheers from the …

1 Sam 1:27 vs Oregon governor’s tyrannical order?

27 I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. (1 Samuel 1:27 NIV) This was the Bible reference that was tattooed on the shoulder of Oregon business woman, Lindsey Graham, visible as she was recently interviewed by the media. It leads a person to believe that there is an untold story behind this scripture reference. In defiance of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s (D) lock down orders, Graham has reopened her hair salon, Glamour Salon, located in Salem. Graham told KPTV-TV: “I’m risking going to jail to do it. That’s how important it is to my family. I’m deciding that it’s more important for me to feed my family and pay the bills that are going to keep our home and our family alive than take the risk to remain being shut down for an undisclosed amount of time.” Of course politicians and bureaucrats are still being paid and don’t have to worry about such mundane issues as feeding a family and on cue, Graham said Oregon’s Occupational Safety …