Category: Religion

Climate expert: Young people think the world is ending. There’s no science for any of it

Michael Shellenberger has been an environmentalist for decades. But, he recently came to the realization that the hysteria surrounding climate change and the view of a looming apocalypse were overhyping and even mischaracterizing our ever-changing globe.

Singing in houses of worship banned by CA governor Gavin Newsom

Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting.

Updated COVID-19 guidelines issued Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health require churches and other houses of worship to “discontinue singing and chanting activities.”

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article243973397.html#storylink=cpy

Fauci: not safe to distribute communion, but ‘sex with strangers’ your choice

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of President Donald Trump’s top coronavirus advisors, has called on the Church not to distribute Holy Communion during the coronavirus pandemic, but last month said sex with strangers is fine “if you’re willing to take a risk.”

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services, Roberts sides with liberals (again)

Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area.

Mississippi church suing over coronavirus restrictions burned down in arson attack

The First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs was suing government officials over the authoritarian lockdown after police ordered church members to disperse on Easter Sunday.

The church fought back after it received a citation for violating ‘social distancing’ orders for allowing up to 40 people to congregate for Bible study.

On Wednesday the church was destroyed in a fire.

Illinois church defies stay-at-home order for Sunday service on First Amendment grounds

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s extension of the order, which took effect Friday and lifts May 30, allows for worship limited to groups of 10, along with other social distancing measures.

But Pastor Stephen Cassell has continued to lead meetings and services, with the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based law firm, taking up the church’s case on First Amendment grounds.

De Blasio threatens to permanently close churches that resist shut down order

“A small number of religious communities, specific churches and specific synagogues, are unfortunately not paying attention to this guidance even though it’s so widespread,” the New York Democrat said Friday at his daily press briefing.