The COVID-19 pandemic fears used to persecute churches in America; Apologist John Macarthur refuses to submit to authority
According to the W.H.O., Coronavirus infection has a 0.6 percent fatality rate, resulting in approximately 200,000 deaths to date. Public gatherings were restricted due to the pandemic.
However, some criticized the double standard, as protests like Black Lives Matter (BLM) were allowed, while church gatherings in left-liberal states, such as California, were deemed non-essential. Interestingly, more people suffered in pro-abortion states.
John Macarthur of Grace Community Church has always abided by the rules
Apologist Pastor John Macarthur has always ignored California’s progressive laws that are anti-Christian. But he refused to submit to authority at this point.
California’s Democrat Mayor and Governor moves were unconstitutional, “defying the mandate to protect religious liberty.” (Thomas More Society)
MacArthur wants to obey God’s word, which tells Christians to assemble and worship
Early in September, the Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted a preliminary injunction against Grace Community Church, prohibiting Pastor John MacArthur from holding indoor worship services.
“They don’t want us to meet; that’s obvious… they’re not willing to work with us,” he said from the pulpit. “They want to shut us down. But we’re here to bring honor to the Lord,” he added.
In 2023, Idaho resident Gabriel Rench was awarded a $300,000 settlement for his 2020 arrest during the COVID-19 pandemic in Moscow. The lawsuit claimed violations of his First and Fourth Amendment rights.
Rench’s victory was not covered by mainstream media, except for very few conservative outlets, showing bias against Christians.
Democrat leader’s draconian rule
A federal judge ordered Newsom to pay $1.35 million over the state’s draconian lockdown of 3,000 churches during the coronavirus pandemic. The news
Can Christians criticize the government.