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Governor Newsom bans home Bible studies

July 22, 2020

  We have seen different States issue varying degrees of totalitarian measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I would argue that most, if not all, of the measures are unconstitutional but even if we grant extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures some of these Governor are still pushing the envelope. A couple of quick examples come to mind such as Governor Cuomo deploying enforcement teams to check the papers of out-of-state travelers to New York, the couple under house arrest in Kentucky, but in California Governor Newsom might have taken the cake.

  In addition to banning worship services this man has taken it to the next level by banning in home Bible studies. The State is now being sued over this outrageous order, here is more:

A California church is suing Gov. Gavin Newsom for banning all indoor worship services, including Bible studies, and singing, saying the restrictions violate their religious freedom.

Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry filed the lawsuit in an attempt to block enforcement of Newsom’s orders which target churches.

The church has many “Life Groups” which are home Bible studies and fellowship groups where people come together to share and learn about the Word of God. These are now forbidden under Gov. Newsom’s recent orders.

“Governor Gavin Newsom cannot disregard the First Amendment and ban all in-person worship in private homes and churches,” said Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver. “Nor can the state micromanage the form of worship by banning singing or chanting. The governor is not the High Priest over all religions.”

“There is not two First Amendments – one for protests and one for houses of worship. Gov. Newsom encourages thousands of protesters to gather in the streets but bans in-person worship and home Bible studies and fellowship. This discriminatory treatment is unconstitutional,” Staver added.

  I am glad to see he is calling out the hypocrisy of encouraging large crowds of protesters while banning worship services, it is clear Governor Newsom has an agenda here. Allowing the protesters while banning worship is a deliberate attempt at dividing the people in order to control them. Some of these Governors are drunk with power and they do not like anybody pushing back against the unconstitutionality of any of this and so they take more and more in an effort to condition the plebeians not to talk back. 

  But banning singing and chanting as well as the Bible studies? That is something that really caught my attention in this article, how can the Governor of a State stop people from singing? This is getting way out of hand, first you lock people up in their homes and then you tell them what they are allowed to do in those homes until you free them again. This is all about eliminating anything that can even be associated with worship. 

  In a communist State the authority has to be the highest power if the people are to be controlled, any belief in God is forbidden because God would be a higher power than the State and man would be answerable to God first. So God must be eliminated from the minds and hearts of the people, and what better way to do that than stop the people from even talking about the Word of God? Governor Newsom is trying his hardest to accomplish that goal. 

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

34 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    July 22, 2020 7:41 am

    Wal Mart? Check1 Costco? Check! Any other big box retail; that may contribute to my campaign? Check! BLM/Antifa protests? Check! Church!!?? Worship?? Freedom to do so?? Oh Hell no!!
    What an ass they have in Kalifornistan…And Timmy Walz here in Minnesota would love to emulate Newsom..
    Sick of it…

    Liked by 3 people

    • July 22, 2020 5:41 pm

      Sick of it too. The pathetic abuses of power absolutely disgusts me…more than I can say.

      Liked by 2 people

      • July 22, 2020 6:35 pm

        What bothers me even more is how many people are willing to accept this!

        Liked by 2 people

      • July 22, 2020 11:58 pm

        The civil, silent majority has been too silent. We need to speak out while we still can…

        Liked by 2 people

      • July 23, 2020 4:21 am

        I agree! We just sit back and take it because of our civility and they just keep taking a little more and more because they know they can get away with it. At some point we have to stand up and say enough is enough while we still can.

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    • July 22, 2020 6:34 pm

      It’s a scary thought that politicians want to emulate this guy! One is bad enough. Stores can open but not churches, that shows us all we need to know about their agenda. I also am more than sick of it.

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  2. peter3nj permalink
    July 22, 2020 8:02 am

    Let’s get silly time: Here’s a prime example of bureaucrats having too much time on their hands:
    NJ- I am a NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) sanctioned umpire for high school baseball and softball as well as travel ball etc. State guidelines prohibit umpires from touching baseballs used in the game but they can be touched by all players, all coaches, fans retrieving and returning foul balls to the field of play.

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  3. July 22, 2020 12:00 pm

    Wow. Just… wow. This must be why it’s so difficult to own a gun in Kalifornistan (H/T: MaddMedic). The first time any sane gun owner had the opportunity, they’d undoubtedly smoke the governor. I know I would if i still lived there.

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  4. Bruce Booher permalink
    July 22, 2020 12:18 pm

    As a resident of Kaliforniistan, I am at a loss when it comes to Gov. Gavin Gruesome, His was the least contested election I can remember in my 50 years of voting. It was a done-deal. He is as connected as a politician has ever been, but looks likes and talks like a lounge singer.
    But none of that matters. The radical left has control of the state, and they can put in anyone the want.

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    • July 22, 2020 6:37 pm

      I was thinking about you when I was writing this, it must be so hard to sit through this and feel helpless to do anything about it!

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  5. July 22, 2020 5:42 pm

    Who in the world voted these evil-minded power mongers in? God help us in November…

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 22, 2020 6:38 pm

      I think we are in big trouble in November!

      Liked by 2 people

      • July 22, 2020 11:58 pm

        When we can’t believe it can get any worse…it seems unbelievable worse. If we’re in trouble in November it will be the end of America.

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 23, 2020 4:22 am

        I know, I stopped saying it cant get worse because I keep being proved wrong!

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    • lou222 permalink
      July 23, 2020 11:52 am

      WG, the same people that in Illinois vote in the left…along with “found” extra ballots. Illinois is actually a pretty conservative state, but you throw in Chicago and Springfield and a couple other areas like Madison County and St. Clair County and you get Gov Pritzker and the Speaker Madigan. That is a bad combination and it will not get better.

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  6. July 22, 2020 7:26 pm

    Just when you think it cannot get more absurd it does… and they call Trump a tyrant..

    Liked by 3 people

    • July 23, 2020 4:24 am

      That is the most ironic thing about this whole thing and when I have tried calling out a few of my liberal friends on Facebook they do not see the irony, or they just refuse to admit it.

      Liked by 3 people

    • lou222 permalink
      July 23, 2020 11:53 am

      Bunker, I read (not sure where) that they were wanting to enforce wearing a mask inside your own home. Now, how are they going to do that? Come house to house?

      Liked by 4 people

      • July 23, 2020 12:20 pm

        Force us to turn on the camera we all have on our phones and computers…simplest I guess… and then throw us in the Covid ridden prisons. That should finish us don’t you think?

        Liked by 1 person

      • lou222 permalink
        July 23, 2020 3:23 pm

        Not going to do it and I have a feeling you and many more like us will finally be “full up” as my Mom used to say! I have a push point and it is getting pretty close. My kids called it “the look” and they knew whatever it was, was finished. 😉

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      • July 23, 2020 6:47 pm

        I hope that is not true, that is absolutely insane!

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  7. July 23, 2020 5:50 am

    Great post Steve… I have “Borrowed liberally” hope you don’t mind… 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  8. July 23, 2020 7:46 pm

    It’s so bizaar it’s comical.
    Does this include devil worshipers too? no blood sacrifices, not chanting?? no gathering in underground caves. Their high priest might override the Gov. 👿
    Maybe pastors will have Christians just pray that God ‘gives Gov. Newsom a ‘Road to Damascus’ experience. 🥳

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    • July 24, 2020 4:41 am

      Good question, I would like to know if it is only Christians who are being banned from gathering in people’s houses.

      Liked by 2 people

      • lou222 permalink
        July 31, 2020 10:01 pm

        It is starting to look that way…but then again the left is not crazy about anyone of the Jewish faith, at least if they are Conservative.

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