The coronavirus led many local and state officials to become drunk with power.
They’re issuing orders that would widely be considered unconstitutional in any other context.
And one governor just announced his coronavirus plan that takes a direct shot at Christians.
The coronavirus has exposed many petty tyrants around the country who are enjoying their power trip far too much.
Big-government leftists are using the pandemic to push policies they otherwise wouldn’t be able to do.
As former Obama chief of staff and former mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel famously said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
Democrats are taking full heed of that statement, and the latest example is Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker.
The Governor announced a five-phase reopening plan that’s going to be very frustrating for Christians.
Pritzker said, “We have to figure out how to live with COVID-19 until it can be vanquished – and to do so in a way that best supports our residents’ health and our healthcare systems, and saves the most lives.”
The part of Pritzker’s comments that raised eyebrows was when he said that gatherings of 50 or more people would be limited until researchers create “a vaccine or highly effective treatment widely available or the elimination of any new cases over a sustained period.”
That puts church services in a terrible spot.
A vaccine could be at least 12-18 months away, or might never come at all.
The same goes for an effective treatment.
There have been some treatments that have yielded positive results when sampled against placebos, but the qualifier “effective” gives pro-lockdown officials like Pritzker a lot of leeway.
Churches in California and Virginia have already filed lawsuits in order to maintain their First Amendment freedom of assembly rights.
Illinois could potentially follow suit, so to speak.
A group of Chicago pastors already said they will stop abiding by the 10-person congregation limit that was put in place.
It’s unfortunate that politicians like Pritzker view church as “nonessential.”
Meanwhile, people can huddle up in the electronics section of big-box stores or crowd into cramped liquor stores.
Christians have always understood the Left’s aversion to religion, but the coronavirus has made that crystal clear for any that were still in doubt.
Should churches in Illinois sue for the right to open their doors?
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