One Governor just announced his coronavirus plan that takes a direct shot at Christians

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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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  2. Jelly Belly Pritzker also is asking for 10 billion federal aid money to help bail out Illinois’ under funded pensions.
    Let other fiscally responsible states, and their taxpayer pay for the decades of irresponsible management of Illinois by the democrats, and their unions.
    Sounds fair ????

  3. The churches need to join forces and ignore the ignoramus’s edict. He can’t get his wifeto follow his stay at home, we should anyone else follow in the state do so. Or is his claim she’s not a state resident?

  4. OK Christians, if you want to gather every Sunday in churches , it’s your funeral . These governors are not trying to “oppress Christians . They’re trying to save people’s lives no matter what religion they follow .
    The corona virus doesn’t care what religion you follow . It’s deadly and extremely contagious !
    Preachers and pastors should start offering online services to protect their congregations .

  5. This guy is an idiot of the worst kind. Power has gone to his weak mind.

    MAY OUR LORD RULE.

  6. What JB is doing is EXACTLY what is needed. Just announced today that both S Korea and Germany, pillars of containing Covid19, are having new outbreaks due to relaxing restrictions. I am fed up with staying at home but these people who defy the stay at home order will only prolong the pain. They should be arrested and locked up to prevent them from roaming the streets.

  7. Time for a revolution. Overthrow these tyrants and stick our face masks up where the sun don’t shine. Stop complying with unconstitutional orders. None of this will stand in court.

  8. The corona virus won’t be vanquished in the short term.
    So called herd immunity is the key to protecting the vulnerable populations. Get On with your lives, get out and mingle. Or continue to hide out, as for me I’m InDifferent.

  9. Maybe the corona virus will mutate and wipe out the Democrats and their puppet wannabes. Can only hope.

  10. To Robert Berger, Preachers and Pastors should START offering online services…..?
    Most every church has been doing that since mid March, March 15th was the last Sunday my church met in our building. Almost 2 months.
    I think the most important point to make about going back into the church building to worship is that so many other businesses or services have been allowed to either reopen or have never closed. When this includes abortion clinics and liquor stores, why wouldn’t it feel like a slap in the face to Christians being told it is too dangerous to gather?

  11. As we are “One Nation under GOD” we are required to obey our state and federally elected officials. We should stay at home and pray for these leaders, and, pray to God that this pandemic may end soon. Those prayers will be answered as we humble ourselves before God, and recognize His greatness and glory in all
    things. The alternative will be long and painful.

  12. The whole issue is exactly how many actually have it and what is the real count, sad to say, for the one’s that died. In many of the states, the hospitals was told to put down that the patient died from COVID if they came in with it and died. For an example that was already posted on the net, is the story about the youngest to die from the virus, a baby. However, when the truth came out, the baby did have the virus but died because it was smothered by accident by a care taker. The hospitals are paid money if the patient dies from the virus. If on a ventilator, they are paid $39,000 for each patient that died, and paid $13,000 for patients not on a ventilator that died. Furthermore, they state that there is no proof that the hospitals are padding the amounts. Another factor is that some of the tests have given a false negative, and others a false positive results. In fact there are too many various stories about the virus. Some doctors have stated that about 90% cent of the population have had the virus and did well. Furthermore to add to the confusion, you may have it already and be symptom free. Moreover, they claim that the virus has mutated several times with several different symptoms. Another story is that heat and sunlight kills the virus, however some disagree and tell people vitamin D to build up resistance. Now, they are saying that the virus may have been here in December because of a case in California.

  13. this lucifer looks every bit a mafia boss, from the capital of IL, death city. God will have the last say to you, lucifer. you may even succumb to a heart attack by the look of your over bloated body lard. pig fat.

  14. Churches in affected states with overly restrictive gathering rules should be able to join in a class action lawsuit or file their own lawsuit on behalf of their congregations. These overbearing and onerous edicts are patently unconstitutional!!

  15. Before Dr. Erickson’s interview/statements were recorded by local TV and news reporters, (before it was taken down from YouTube and of course WAS NOT AIRED ON MAIN STREAM MEDIA!) he stated that putting healthy people behind closed doors was the most ridiculous thing he could think of. He said it was “Immunology 101”. He stated how vitally important it is that healthy people expose themselves to bacteria, germs and yes this virus to build up their immune systems. He used the example of how babies crawl around and what their exposed to. The germs and bacteria on the floors and carpets. How that helps to build their immune systems.
    So now, everyone across the nation is being told to STAY AT HOME, (and basically scared to death to leave their homes) while, as he stated, their immune systems are being depleted a little more each day!
    As he said “it doesn’t make sense to keep healthy people behind their front doors! It doesn’t make sense to shut down the economy. It’s wrong that their escalating the number of deaths and saying that their COVID-19 deaths when that’s not true! I have data provided to me by the Health Officials of California. And the number of deaths vs. the number of positive virus cases is 0.03%!!!
    IN CALIFORNIA 40 MILLION PEOPLE, THE DEATH TOLL WILL BE 0.03%!!!
    And that’s just California. Honestly, based on those numbers, does that warrant a nationwide lockdown of it’s citizen’s and a nationwide shutdown of our economy?
    Food for thought…

  16. “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.”

    Any one who claims that they can not worship their God unless it is in a building, doesn’t worship God, they worship the trappings that goes along with their particular Religion. Especially today when so many religious services are being conducted and streamed on line, there is no excuse to say that he/she has to go to a building with other people.

    As I see it, the pastors who are complaining are not at all concerned about their ‘flocks’, they see the collections dropping and need to replenish.

  17. Am I right to be suspicious of that he’s out to solely discriminate against Christians???

    Or will he apply it also to Jewish synagogues/temples, Moslem mosques, Hindu + Buddhist + Confucian + Taoist temples – even atheists’ meeting-places – EQUALLY??

  18. @CJ, you do know that the video taken down because approximately 80/85% of it is false, don’t you? Because the doctor has been discredited, and has even been locked up for theft, you heard that, didn’t you?

  19. People need to ignore these orders in every state in the union. We have rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The governors have decided to threaten the citizens. This can no longer stand. If the majority of people would lay their fear aside and resist, the leftists cannot stop them. There are too many people. There is no law that says that you can’t socialize, work, or play. The emergency is over. The Covid-19 is slowing down and there is no need for such restrictions any more. Gather as you like. The virus is not going spread as the left asserts. These are just scare tactics. They want to control you. They think this is the way they will win in November! Don’t let that happen!

  20. Robert I can see the democrats have you programmed. Yes the virus is out there but there’s also studies done that the numbers are inflated. Do you stay in flue season because we have between 30-70,000 deaths per year so let’s just stay locked down

  21. Well, we’re in the midst of a pandemic, and the only way to stop the spread of the virus is to ban large gatherings, like sporting events. Americans United for Separation of Church and State merely points out that the ban should apply equally to religious as well as secular events. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwaras are closed. You’d think Christian churches would similarly comply!

  22. Mary Lou Brandeberry agree 100%. Been saying the same thing. Also Drs showed letter from CDC saying to mark every death covid. Look on internet unless they deleted it. It seems that happens a lot these days.

  23. Hi glad. Just Catholics, Christians and Jewish faith. Nobody else. As a matter of fact NY de Blasio provide a half million lunches for Muslims during their holy day. They also used loud speakers to blast their sermons 5 times day. Not familiar with technical terms of religion.

  24. Sassy CEO, I saw that video and it makes total sense. Our immune system become more compromised by not being exposed to germs. This is used as a means of control by democrats and to get mail in voting so they can assure theirselves victory of presidency, senate and retain house. I think they know otherwise that they’re out of there.

  25. Michael G Warren — We have a constitution. We are not overseen by dictators. We do not obey unlawfull orders. Unconstitutional orders. If the patriots, of this country, had followed your thinking, we wouldn’t have this free country “Under GOD”. And, btw the verse says ” If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. ” We need to turn from our wicked ways.

  26. It is CONGREGATION not Christianity, not Judaism, not Islam.GLOBALISTS must NEVER let their peons talk to one another. They must only LISTEN to their elected BIG GOVERNMENT. Historically it occurs about every 20 years: Persian Empire, Greek Empire, Roman Empire, British Empire, Nazism, Communism and today Globalism. All end in blood and death but it comes back again about 20 years later. Why does it come back? It comes back because it is BROUGHT back by incredibly weak, immoral subhumans.

  27. Religion IS non-essential. It can be practiced without large gatherings that threaten the public welfare. CDC guidelines for such gatherings are the basis for later phase openings. You’re a pretty sorry religious zealot if you need a gathering to practice your religion.

  28. In Psalms 26 — “LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.” “My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.”
    Church is essential. Certainly abortion centers, bars, liqueur stores, tattoo parlors, are not essential. But God’s house, is. This is a country standing to be UNDER GOD. HE is essential!!!

  29. “This is used as a means of control by democrats and to get mail in voting so they can assure theirselves victory of presidency, senate and retain house. I think they know otherwise that they’re out of there.”

    Lisa, guess what I got in the mail ………………….. OFFICIAL REPUBLICAN PARTY MAIL-IN BALLOT APPLICATION………

    It says……….

    “Voting by mail is an easy, convenient and SECURE way to cast your ballot.
    Return the attached Official REPUBLICAN Party Mail-in Ballot Application to avoid lines and protect yourself from large crowds on Election Say.”

    So Lisa, if mail in voting is so bad, why is the Republican Party urging me to cast it via mail-in ballot?

  30. Thank you
    If you lie the truth is not inside you.
    The truth will flee. God will flee.
    They call evil, good and good, evil.
    Thank you for listening.

  31. One thing is certain…GOD WINS. dems/leftists and all others who deny God lose for eternity. No one can fight God and win

  32. HCB…You will know God is very real the moment you die. And we have the right to worship Him when and where we want. The first amendment gives us that right, as does God Himself. All who let fear rule their lives are free to hide in their house and not go out. The rest of us will go out as we want. Thank God I live in a state that is opening back up. Our governor has common sense and things here are getting back to normal

  33. Yes, Beverly, the goal of the dem party is total control of our government and every aspect of our lives. But they cannot win, as they have thrown God out and follow satan. Jesus will take over when He comes and we will be rid of them for eternity

  34. Jim, you can stay home if you want. No one is forcing you to go out. MOST people recover from this virus, but go ahead and let fear rule your life

  35. Robert, if this virus is so deadly, why do most people recover? And we have the right to worship God when and where we want. Why should you care? Stay home if you are so afraid of it

  36. Nice jim,you make a nice little boot licker.how about all of you anti American leftists like jim sign up to have all your rights violated if you wish and leave the rest of us alone?

  37. Robert Berger,funny how christians and Jewish places of worship are being shut down and mooslimes are free to do whatever..funny how a jew like you didn’t learn from hitler..

  38. Robert ham Berger..why are mooslimes free to worship but not Christians and jews?smarten up..there are few things worse than a goon with perfect eyes that refuses to see..

  39. ” Don N
    Is 19 that stupid to think that each party mails out their own ballot applications?”

    Actually I quoted directly from the ballot application that I received in the mail. And yes, I filled it out and mailed it in.

    And Don, use some of your superior intelligence to think through it, you can do it.

  40. Marvin, God runs my life. And all I said is the truth. If you want to think that truth is stupid, guess that makes you the stupid one

  41. Don N, 19 has no concept of the truth. He comes to a conservative Christian site and shows that he has no clue about either one. He needs Jesus, whom he has rejected. sad

  42. domaho…Are you referring to Chicago as the capital of Illinois? If you are, you need to take a geography course. The capital of Illinois is Springfield

  43. 19 – Illinois has some of the most changeable weather in the nation. There is a saying in the Chicago area, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 20 minutes.” To your rant, I say, “What about weddings?” Many weddings need to be held in church buildings because of the long-term unpredictable weather. Most have more than 50 people in attendance of the celebration. Are we now to stop getting married?

  44. Laura, many places have changeable weather, including the Northeast. And many weddings do not take place in an actual church, there are some beautiful venues, not to mention parks and beaches. A wedding ceremony is the joining of two individuals, the location does not matter as long as they are happy.

    With that, and with this virus still killing people, putting groups of 50 (and that is a lot) of people together is still dangerous. If the people getting married are concerned with those folks, there is nothing to stop them from having a small ceremony, and then, once things permit, having the large reception with family and friends.

  45. yes! The church is not a building, its is people. People with a common bond in Jesus Christ. Scripture calls that the “fellowship of the saints”. You cannot have this fellowship in your closet by yourself, you need other believers for that. Streaming video ? It does not take the place of fellowship, and fellowship is one of the great blessings of attending “church”.

  46. Sorry Rev. Gibbs, but your analogy does not make sense. First, it isn’t like this is a permanent ban on people gathering in large groups, it will end one day, and life as we knew it will go on.

    Second, can you honestly say that Jesus would encourage his flock to gather close together if he knew that by doing so would cause sever illness and potentially death to them, or others that they will be in contact with?

    I do not like what is going on, but I understand that until it is over, I’m going to follow the doctors and scientists who are trained in it, and continue to worship God as safely as possible to protect my fellow human beings.

  47. Elmer Fudd is a better leader than Pritzker.
    The democrats rule Illinois. Everything north of route 80 which is democratic rules the rest of the state.
    Illinois is one of 2 or 3 states that is horrible to live in. The other states that are really bad are blue too.
    People are leaving this state in groves.
    AND Pritzker wants the tax payers to bail out the Illinois retirement funds. Because the dems made horrible and dumb decisions regarding these funds.
    Madigan is another one should go!
    Dittos again for Trump. Four more years!

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