Skip to comments.Reopening churches ‘dangerous and foolish,’ Lightfoot tells Trump
Posted on 05/24/2020 10:04:21 AM PDT by simpson96
A Sunday service showdown could be looming across the state this weekend.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed President Donald Trumps calls on Friday for churches and other houses of worship to reopen, while Gov. J.B. Pritzker who has managed to fend off a series of legal challenges against his stay-at-home order said Illinois will continue to operate on the basis of science and data.
Lightfoot was more pointed in her criticism of Trump, who, during a hastily arranged White House press conference, said hed identified churches, synagogues and mosques as essential places that provide essential services and that he would override governors who dont abide by his request to open them.
The mayor called those remarks the latest in a long list of dangerous and foolish things the president has said.
The faith leaders that Ive talked to across the city recognize that they have to be smart about this, theyre worried about their parishioners, and we get that, Lightfoot said during a news conference announcing plans to cautiously reopen sectors of the city economy.
We are not going to rush to do something, so he can fulfill a campaign promise that sets peoples lives at risk.
Hes said so many dangerous and foolish things add this to the list, she said.
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What a shocker she's against churches reopening anytime soon. If she had her way, they'd never reopen.
They’ve opened here, so we will see. There are limitations in place for now, etc.
The lockdown has ceased to move numbers down, according to Dr. Birx. She’s confused as to why.
She wants the message of GOD to be removed.
Her time of woe will be calculated or numbered.
But opening weed shops, liquor stores, and CostCo is just fine.
Spiritual nourishment is essential to the well being of moral people. If you can open up a homosexual night club then you damn well better open houses of worship. Besides, the American people do not need permission from mayors or alderman to peaceably assemble.
Our church will reopen Father’s Day weekend. There’s some logistics to work out since we have 3000+ at a time in our santuary.
Leftist losers despise religion and religious people. Their god is their power over others. Voters of places that have such leftist nitwits in positions of power and authority need to do some soul-searching. Wake up.
Cops call her “groot”.
The only dangerous thing about this is how easily pastors were cowed into closing their churches.
Claiming the Promises of Psalm 2 for the state of Illinois.
Tin Pot dictators like this one need to be faced with mass civil disobedience and if that doesn’t stop them, then the people need to begin active resistance.
” If she had her way, they’d never reopen.”
Probably....however it tells me she doesn’t understand the Christian faith.....its in the heart of the people...its not a building. If she thinks she’s hurting the Christian faith she’s sadly mistaken.
And mosques are definitely ok. Not one mosque was shutdown. Only churches and temples.
That stupid 1st Amendment.
“Illinois will continue to operate on the basis of science and data.
You forgot abortion clinics
Data also shows the city of Chicago and state of Illinois will be bankrupt if they continue their out of control spending.
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