The First Amendment reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” The likes of California’s Democratic Party bosses, including Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, Governor Gavin Newsom, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti seek to shut down the free exercise of religion, free speech and the right of the people to peaceably assemble through their ongoing jack boot tactics against churches in California. Many other places under Democratic Party control are experiencing the same.
Christians are asking what to do as we are losing our rights across the country where Democrats are in control of states and cities. They demand that the economy continue to be locked down, depriving people to assemble at workplaces to put food on the table. Crime skyrockets because Democratic Party Mayors, City Councils, and governors are defunding or tying the hands of police. These politicians allow extremists to gather en masse, riot in the streets, burn and ravage businesses day after day, night after night, endangering the public safety. Yet these same Democratic Party officials forbid, under penalty of excessive fines and arrest, the peaceful gathering together of Christians answering the call to worship.
It is time to stand up against this tyranny. Yes, we needed a reasonable amount of time to understand what we were dealing with regarding COVID 19. That time is past. While many of us have known people who either contracted or have succumbed to COVID 19, we need to look at the facts—even if they cannot be trusted, are overreported or otherwise. This virus infects about 1.5% of the population and the death rate is far less than that—about 5/100 of the population. Yet your job, your way of life, your freedom is rushed away like a flood down the river of fear. This is an injustice to us all. We are losing our country and politicians, whose only agenda is to get rid of the current president, are happy to see the nation crumble.
What to do? Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, gives the example. In defiance of Los Angeles and California state orders, he held church services last Sunday. An estimated 7,000 people showed up. Pastor Rob McRoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, CA did the same. McRoy was forbidden by court order to hold church. He defied it. Civil disobedience. As Peter and the Apostles said in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” I’m not saying be reckless in your disobedience. Take precaution that you don’t cause another to stumble, i.e. get COVID 19, but it is time to stand up for your rights before you lose them. If you are healthy, stay healthy, but fight the good fight. Fear has shut down our nation. Courage will reopen it.