Will Richmond churches reopen this weekend?

Grant Boone
May 23, 2020

"People are demanding to go to their church and synagogues, go to their mosque", Trump said.

"In America we need more prayer, not less", President Trump said in a brief appearance before reporters at the White House. That Trump has repeatedly made a mockery of several directives issued by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been highlighted by critics who have also said that he could have at least respected the guidelines in place at Ford's facility. The guidance replaced an earlier version that was drafted but never released.

The CDC recommends houses of worship limit the size of their gatherings, consider suspending choirs and limiting the sharing of objects such as religious texts or shared cups.

Governors are free to call the president with any questions but challenges are not going to succeed, the president said.

Gathering with others for a religious or spiritual service during a time of crisis brings comfort to many and strengthens not only individuals, but whole communities as those individuals go out to encourage and minister to others. "This is one of those situations where setting the example is very important", identity theft expert Eva Velasquez told the newspaper.

Trump's remarks came as some church leaders around the country were mobilizing to reopen in defiance of restrictions. "We've got to stop demonising one another and really focus on the fact that the common enemy is the virus".

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Durham Police confirmed officers had spoken to the owners of an address after reports a person had travelled there from London. A Labour spokesman said: "If accurate, the prime minister's chief adviser appears to have breached the lockdown rules".

"We will resume holding in-person masses and services in a limited capacity beginning on Tuesday, May 26, whether or not the governor has amended his executive order", Hebda said in a call with reporters. According to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published this week, 77 percent of American adults say that they worry about a second wave of coronavirus happening as more businesses across the country reopen.

"Why do you think she said that?"

"I don't understand why politics should drive religion quite like it does in these times", said Peter Marty, senior pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa, and publisher of the Christian Century magazine.

She also said she hoped MI voters "will remember this when November comes, that he didn't care enough about their safety, he didn't care about their welfare, he didn't respect them enough just to engage in the very simple task, the painless task, the easy task of wearing a mask when he was provided one".

Our faith should make us better citizens who are a blessing to our communities and the nation where we live.

In a separate action, the Justice Department on Friday filed a statement of interest in federal court in support of a legal challenge to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

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