Police just used coronavirus to arrest a pastor for a reason that will terrify you

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The spread of coronavirus has caused a world-wide panic.

And it has also led towards restrictions being placed on constitutionally protected activities.

And what police just used coronavirus to arrest a pastor for will terrify you.

Coronavirus has most of America on lock-down.

Unless a business is considered essential, it must stay closed.

And in North Carolina, abortion clinics are considered essential.

But when a pastor chose to stand outside the clinic to counsel those walking in, he was found in violation of the order and placed under arrest.

Pastor David Benham got the entire thing on tape.

“We are practicing social distancing, we have cleaned our hands, we are offering help to these mothers,” Benham told the police officers during the arrest.

He continued, “And if you are saying that we don’t have the right to be here, then go in the abortion clinic and make the arrests there.”

“I don’t have the authority to go in the abortion clinic,” the police officer said.

“So you don’t have the authority to go into the abortion clinic, but you have the authority to bully us and our sidewalk counselors?” Benham asked the officer.

“I’m not budging,” he added. “And our sidewalk counselors are not budging.”

That is when the man was arrested for practicing his First Amendment right to oppose the clinic.

Speaking to The Daily Caller, Benham defended his actions, and the charity he was working on behalf of called Cities4Life.

“We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity,” he told the Daily Caller of Cities4Life. “We are an essential business. We have both a local ordinance, a stay in shelter local ordinance, and a stay in shelter state ordinance.”

If murdering babies is considered essential, counseling the women going to obtain those services should be considered just as essential.

But there has been a total crackdown on religion since the start of coronavirus’ spread.

In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has threatened to permanently shut down churches that continue to operate during the stay at home order.

“So, I want to say to all those who are preparing the potential of religious services this weekend: if you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services,” de Blasio said.

Do you think churches are essential?

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