Trump Designates Houses Of Worship As Essential, Orders US Governors To Reopen Them Now

independent media network eraoflightdotcomUS President Donald Trump has declared that churches, synagogues and mosques are ‘essential’ establishments. He ordered governors to allow them to reopen immediately, and threatened to override them if they refuse.

“These are places that hold our society together and keep our people united,” Trump announced at the White House on Friday, adding that it’s “not right” that some states have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but mandated that houses of worship remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Any governor that has a problem with this can call the president, but will not find understanding, Trump added. If the governors refuse to allow the houses of worship to reopen immediately, this very weekend, “I will override the governors,” he said.

In America, we need more prayer, not less.

Trump’s announcement comes amid reports that religious communities across several states with Democrat governors have complained they are not being allowed to reopen, even as every state has relaxed the coronavirus quarantines to at least some extent by now.

Both Catholics and Lutherans in Minnesota, for example, appealed to Governor Tim Walz this week to relax the lockdown and signaled they would begin congregating in defiance of his orders.

Lockdown-favoring governors have pointed to the fact that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had not issued guidelines for houses of worship, prompting Trump to order the CDC to do so on Friday.

The president’s critics reacted to the announcement by claiming more people will get the coronavirus and die as a result.

Trump took no questions from the media after making his announcement, but his statement was followed with a presentation by White House Coronavirus Task Force chief Dr. Deborah Birx, showing the downward trend of Covid-19 cases across the US with the exception of Chicago, Los Angeles and the Washington, DC area – all of which remain under lockdown orders.

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5 Replies to “Trump Designates Houses Of Worship As Essential, Orders US Governors To Reopen Them Now”

  1. Daedalus

    As said with “Tom” – almost every single one of his comments is focused on hatred for Trump . Every single time when “Tom” sees TRUMP he goes into automatic response , triggered like a program inside of a machine …

    Whats does this tell you ?

    Real people dont bother with either smearing others , getting triggered by every single mention of them , nor putting other people on pedestals … real people are aware this is much bigger process of liberation of humanity . Real people empower themselves through love , respect , knowledge … never through repeated hatred or repeated self-victimization.

  2. Tom

    Simple he does not have the authority to do what he wants. The man talks like a fool to say he can over ride states authority.
    Wake up fool

    1. bodhimoss

      Um… Tom, hate to break this to you buddy but we have these legal documents called a Constitution and a Bill of Rights which state that the government cannot prevent peaceful assembly or restrict religious freedom. When Trump turned over quarantine response to each governor, it was the governors who violated the law, except for three who did not impose any restrictions on their citizens. Locking people in their homes and forcing businesses to close is illegal to begin with, especially with regard to churches which have legal privileges over and above all other types of gatherings, like concerts or sporting events. Every American knows this, perhaps you were not educated in this country, IDK.

      You obviously have a serious dislike of the president, which is fine with me, I have no opinion about him at all because he doesn’t run my life, but at least get your facts straight before you broadcast your hatred all over this website constantly and call others fools. Here’s a suggestion that might allow you to dispense some of your anger and hatred because it’s not good for anyone to carry this around 24/7 like you do, it ruins your immune system for one thing and a functioning immune system is very important these days if you plan on staying alive: Why don’t you attempt to try a neutral position with regard to Trump? No love, no hate, just passive and observant. Whenever you hate someone the way you do, you become unable to think logically and be respectful to others’ opinions and beliefs. Try it, you’ll be a lot happier and more peaceful… and so will the rest of us.

  3. Deborah Brandt

    Bullshit Tom! Your paranoia has placed you, and only you , in a third world state of mind!!!

  4. Tom

    This president thinks he is god and what he say must be done.He has broughtthis country down to 3rd world standing.