Quote:- "Extracts: This letter is a request from the Council of the Protestant Truth Society to end the lockdown on Christian churchesâ€¦Britain is, constitutionally and historically, a Christian country. Our churches have played a vital part in our national storyâ€¦Our country has a long and vital tradition of civil and religious liberty. Those liberties are precious. They should not be curtailed unnecessarilyâ€¦This nationâ€™s welfare ultimately depends on God. Our country desperately needs the public prayers of believing Christians. We would therefore urge you to permit the reopening of our churches." (Protestant Truth Society)
I am not sure that the state can or should indefinitely interfere with our worship and praise of God, but our pastors are deafeningly silent, it has been left to some MPs and a few â€ślayâ€ť members of churches to make representations about this!! As I said in another thread of another news item, the Chinese Communist Party must be amazed that their virus, has actually stopped live worship all over the world, and closed the churches, not just the churches they have suppressed forcefully at home!!!!
Wales, which has been much stricter in its lockdown than England, (Wales has its own devolved Labour Party government), actually got there first with weddings!! England doesnâ€™t get there until July 4th, when most (but not all) of our lockdown is removed, and the famous 2 metre physical distancing is reduced to 1metre.
Weddings here will be limited to 30 people maximimum, (no singing permitted if it is a church service), and not really a reception afterwards, though restaurants, hotels and so on (but not conference centres) will be open under very strict conditions.
As to church services in England, physical distancing must still be observed, (there is a strict number limit in any church), disinfection procedures, a ban on any physical greetings still enforced, masks are recommended but not enforced, and singing, (an organ or piano may be played however, but no wind instruments), and probably also communion and baptism are still forbidden. I donâ€™t know how long that will last!! At least that is marginally better than Scotland (Nationalist leftist government) which hasnâ€™t yet given a date yet for church services, which is still mostly in lockdown, and where I believe masks are compulsory everywhere in public from Monday!
I am not sure that the state can interfere indefin