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 The Chinese flu war on churches

21.09.21.  The NSW government has announced a further extension of COVID-19 restrictions for all of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains and Wollongong regions with all Churches closed to the public until at least Thursday 30 September 2021.
No baptisms or church weddings only funerals may proceed, with a maximum of ten members of the congregation, following a four-square metre rule.
We have seen police violently breaking up prayer meetings as well as attacking Jews who met on their holiest of holy days. For religious people their God is far more important than premiers or health Hitlers so it’s not surprising they are passionate about their worship, stopping them is cruel. Michael Brown discusses the issue in more detail:

At no time in memory have we seen more glaring examples of double standards, blatant hypocrisy, and attacks on religious freedoms than we have during the last two years with the COVID outbreak.
It started last year during the lockdowns when liquor stores and abortion clinics were allowed to operate, seeing that they provided “essential services,” while church gatherings were banned and shut down.
Then, when crowds of thousands flooded our streets during major race protests and riots, over 1,200 medical professionals signed an open letter supporting the protests. Their argument was that racism was more deadly than COVID. Consequently, protesting racism, even at the risk of getting and spreading COVID, was a healthy thing to do.
To quote their letter directly, “as public health advocates, we do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission. We support them as vital to the national public health and to the threatened health specifically of Black people in the United States. We can show that support by facilitating safest protesting practices without detracting from demonstrators’ ability to gather and demand change. This should not be confused with a permissive stance on all gatherings, particularly protests against stay-home orders.”
So, go ahead and protest – as long as it’s against racism – and risk spreading death and disease to many. After all, it’s for a good cause! As for everyone else, stay home and stay locked down.
The most recent example of mind-blowing hypocrisy goes one step further, as the very same week that the Biden administration announced a massive vaccine mandate, press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged that immigrants pouring through our borders did not need to be vaccinated. Can anyone possibly explain the rationale behind this? Anyone?
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy had asked, “It [meaning, the vaccine] is a requirement for people at a business with more than 100 people. It is not a requirement for migrants at the southern border. Why?”
Psaki replied curtly, “That’s correct,” without further explanation.
What an insult to all other Americans being put under forced vaccine pressure, and what a display of the political bias behind some of these decisions. (I do not write this an anti-vaxxer. I’m simply talking about blatant hypocrisy and double standards.)
In July 2020, the Supreme Court, quite inexplicably (in fact, without explanation), declined to hear the case of a Las Vegas church protesting the state’s unfair and uneven COVID regulations. These regulations allowed casinos to operate at 50 percent capacity but churches, regardless of their building capacity, were limited to 50 people.
What a ridiculous, indefensible example of anti-religious double standards. (I guess the casinos brought in a lot more taxable revenue than the churches.) Yet Justice John Roberts joined the four liberal justices in deciding not to hear the case.
In a dissenting opinion, Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “that while synagogues, mosques and churches were arbitrarily limited to 50 people in attendance for any religious services regardless of the capacity of their buildings, ‘certain other favored facilities may admit 50% of their maximum occupancy, and in the case of gigantic Las Vegas casinos, this means that thousands of patrons are allowed.’”
To add insult to injury, when one congregation decided to get around these restrictions by holding a pro-Trump prayer gathering in a casino, the casino was fined as a result, even though the attendees followed all safety protocols. You can gamble here to your heart’s content. You cannot worship God or pray here.
Last month, the ACLJ filed a lawsuit in federal court in Virginia on behalf Alive Church of the Nazarene. (If you thought these previous examples were crazy, this one might just take the cake.)
Because of COVID restrictions, the congregation could no longer meet in the public school it had been using, so it sought permission to meet on property located in Prince William County. The county said it would grant them permission, as long as they obtained a liquor license. (Seriously.)
But based on their denominational convictions (they don’t even serve wine at communion), they said they could not do so. As a result, the county banned them from meeting on their property. So, unless the church operates like a bar, it cannot meet on certain properties owned by the country.
As explained by Jordan Sekulow, “In so many words, our client asked the county, ‘How do we get treated as favorably as breweries and wineries?’ The county’s response, ‘Go get a liquor license.’”
He continued, “Wineries and breweries can host weddings. They can host live music. They can host community-engaging events and gatherings. They can even rent their facilities to churches to use. All while enjoying the beneficial treatment of the county’s favor and avoiding cumbersome and expensive zoning and permit requirements. But not churches.
“The bottom line is the county is treating our client, the church, differently and worse – because it’s a church and has these religious beliefs about alcohol.”
So, there you have it.
Casinos can meet at 50 percent capacity but churches, even with buildings that seat thousands, can only accommodate 50 people.
If you kill babies in the womb and sell liquor to the public, you provide essential services. If you open your building to minister to struggling families, suicidal teens, drug addicts and others, providing Christian care and support, your services are not essential.
And if a church wants to operate on some properties in Prince William County, it must get a liquor license.
What’s more, if you gather to worship God and pray on the city streets, you are self-centered, reckless, superspreaders. But if you gather to protest racism, you are contributing to public health.
As for companies with at least 100 employees, vaccines are a must. As for tens of thousands of immigrants, legal or otherwise, who cares about vaccines?
Enough said.

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  • Thunder 21/09/2021, 6:37 am

    My friends and I went to Christmas Mass in Peking many long years ago.

    1984 if I remember…………quite a suitable Date as I reflect?

    Even then the ChiCom Secret Police were trying to stop the local Chinese from attending.

    Our Chinese friends got in only after we surrounded them and shoved our way through the Secret Police Cordon……..

    A Very Memorable Christmas for all the wrong reasons !

  • luk1955 21/09/2021, 6:53 am

    2 years ago, it was “We just need 2 weeks to flatten the curve.” Among the many sideshows we have seen are the push to use plastic in favor of cash, the push to electric cars that are controlled by the car companies in cahoot with the government, the elimination of religious services, the incessant push to a vaccine that has no testing history, the brutality of the police, the cessation of natural medicine in favor of pharma drugs, the elimination of any adherence to law by all government agencies, and the push to eliminate older pensioned people through death by conjob and vaccines. Oh and mass transfers of wealth from the middle class to the elites by elimination of small businesses and using large businesses to push the cashless society. The national cabinet is an illegal entity not allowed by the Constitution.

    Still the people don’t get it. Even Eastern Europe didn’t fall this fast to the Russians after ww2.

  • Ian_A 21/09/2021, 7:24 am

    Why arent they banning funerals too? For the woke, it’s just a dead body, why are all these people weeping? Especially if it’s a Christian dead body. Different rules for aboriginals and moslems of course.

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