California : 1 200 pastors want to defy the prohibition of organizing services - The Point

The faith in any event. In the United States, the States have the hand to decide the easing of restrictions to combat the outbreak of coronavirus, which has cla

California : 1 200 pastors want to defy the prohibition of organizing services - The Point

The faith in any event. In the United States, the States have the hand to decide the easing of restrictions to combat the outbreak of coronavirus, which has claimed more than 90, 000 deaths in the country and where more than 1.5 million cases have been identified. In California, the governor has opted for a déconfinement progressive in several phases. If the small shops have reopened, the places of worship are for the moment closed.

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But a group of pastors does not stop there and would have taken the decision to organize services by the end of the month of may, " explains CNN. In total, they are more than 1 200 pastors have signed a petition saying that they will go against the law and will re-open the doors of their churches to accommodate the faithful on may 31. "We are convinced that you are acting for the good of the State, but the restrictions have gone too far and are in place for too long," wrote the group in a letter sent to the governor Gavin Newsom and viewed by CNN.

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The churches will reopen at the stage 3 of the plan of déconfinement decided by the largest State of the United States in terms of population. But the stage 2 has barely started. Gavin Newsom undergoes a significant pressure on the part of religious institutions. The pastors will ensure that the services will be performed in strict compliance with sanitary rules.

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Donald Trump is also mounted to the niche. According to him, " churches are not treated with respect by a large number of governors ". "I want the churches open, and we'll take a position soon on the subject," he added. During the confinement, the pastors of the country have distinguished themselves with initiatives to re-link the faithful. Confessions of the drive-in, weddings, behind a Perspex pane, holy water, launched with a gun, the ideas were not lacking. But now, now is the time for confrontation.

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Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 10:33

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