Honestly. Even Church. In a lot of states, indoor church services have been both banned and severely restricted, a clear violation of the first amendment’s freedom of religion, but that didn’t stop any number of governors from going ahead and banning God from public life, more or less.
As some states have reopened a bit, more and more churches are operating indoors, but in California, no. The governor of that state, supposedly a Catholic, but devout Catholics find no evidence of that, has outright banned indoor church services and is holding that line despite the number of states which are reopening without them without much in the way of issues.
There have been any number of rogue Christians who have gathered in Christ’s name anyway, and in San Diego, the members of Hold the Line, a group led by worship leader Sean Feucht, met on the beach. 5,000 people attended.
“It’s just the rawest, organic, gritty gospel,” Feucht told Fox News. “It’s been very eclectic, very diverse in terms of people praying and singing. People got healed, saved, and delivered.”
Leaving aside specific Dogma and worship form and style, these people did what Christians have done since the tongues of flame appeared over the heads of the Apostles: they found a way to meet despite civil authorities.
Earlier in the week, a worship rally was held at City Hall in Fresno.
“I believe in Jesus Christ and the freedom to worship and that’s why we’re here,” Vanessa Kelly, a Reedley resident, and mother of three, told the Fresno Bee. “We love Jesus and we want to worship and nothing’s going to stop us from doing that.”
And nothing should, either.