Southern Baptist leaders commended to churches the new federal guidelines for restoring in-person worship gatherings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, even as efforts to resolve conflicts between state governments and faith communities continue.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued interim guidelines May 22 that reminded state and local officials to take the First Amendment right of religious liberty into account when they institute reopening policies. No church or other religious group should be called on to enact "mitigation strategies" stricter than those requested of "similarly situated entities or activities," the CDC said.
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), said the guidance "seems reasonable and helpful."...
Weâve had 40 deaths in Lubbock county from Covid, 27 from nursing homes and 13 from community transmission. It is based on underlying issues, but being fat sure wonât help. If folks donât believe in a warning to care for their body, then now is the time.
Mike wrote: The problem comes when leftist governors go beyond CDC guidelines, and "allow" group meetings according to how they prejudicially determine the value of the group. Walmart yes, church meeting, no. Sitting in cars at drive in movies yes. Sitting in cars in church parking lots, no. Abortions yes, haircuts, no. Such is the way of liars and hypocrites dressed up as authorities.
Walmart has grocery stores for one thing oh, I think almost all of them do nowadays. People need to eat. Also, businesses may act more responsibly than churches because government can put more pressure on them to do so. It's harder for businesses to say that there constitutional rights are being violated.
Anyway, many of these governors are loosening up on Church attendance anyway â
https://tinyurl.com/y93texbr (This is where each state is during its phased reopening)
I donât see how attending a church service should have any more restrictions than going to Walmart. At Walmart, they donât do temperature checks, they donât say come and leave as fast as you can. Donât bring your purse or wallet and donât talk or sing a song. Nope at Walmart, you can stay all day and no one will stop you. The cdc are guidelines not edicts. But if youâre not feeling well stay home, but if you are led by the spirit to attend church, then by all means, attend. This mask or not to mask has become either a badge of courage or judgement if you cannot breath when wearing one. I saw a man wear his wet suit with googles and snorkel. I thought,â go home, youâre going to start a new CDC guidelines (or edict).
The problem comes when leftist governors go beyond CDC guidelines, and "allow" group meetings according to how they prejudicially determine the value of the group. Walmart yes, church meeting, no. Sitting in cars at drive in movies yes. Sitting in cars in church parking lots, no. Abortions yes, haircuts, no. Such is the way of liars and hypocrites dressed up as authorities.
Johan Ahlander, Niklas Pollard wrote: .... Swedenâs approach, shaped by a conviction the coronavirus can be slowed but not fully suppressed, is reflected not just in an aversion to quarantines and closures but in a decision to carry out relatively little testing and contact tracing.
Tests are largely restricted to hospitalised cases and health care workers. Weekly test numbers still run at less than a third of the governmentâs goal of 100,000, a far lower per capita rate than Swedenâs Nordic peers and below that of most West European countries.
Meanwhile the death toll has continued to rise, compounded by a failure to protect the old and infirm in a country famed for its welfare state....
excerpt from,"Swedish antibody study shows long road to immunity as COVID-19 toll mounts"
As you can conclude from this Reuters article, if you're in the patriarchal age group, you probably should wait until a good effective vaccine comes out before returning physically to churchâđâŁ