Some Christians in California have gotten creative with the lockdown that is preventing churches from opening. They’re holding worship services on the beach.
We’ve already told you that Christians in San Diego have defied Governor ‘Nero’ Newsom and were worshipping on the beach.
But that isn’t limited to San Diego.
Christians in Huntington Beach are doing the same thing.
Saturate OC was born when churches were barred from holding in-person services due to the coronavirus lockdown. It’s a group of Christians who have partnered together to continue to worship in a group right on a California Beach and spread the message of Christ. They meet on Friday evenings to sing, pray, share the gospel, and baptize new believers in the ocean.
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It’s incredible how many people are being saved during a global pandemic!! We encourage everyone to bring masks and luckily we are on the beach so if you’re immune compromised you can watch from a distance or on Facebook Live! Let’s protest against the powers of darkness! We can’t wait for tomorrow – make sure to register for more information regarding what to bring, where to park, etc! #SaturateOC
The medical experts have said that anti-racism protests are just fine during a global pandemic–some going so far as to say that opposing “systemic racism” is actually a good thing for public health.
ClashDaily covered that here:
Even though depression and suicidal ideation has increased during lockdowns, especially amongst teens, the place that many go to for support and counseling–churches–have been deemed “non-essential.” That doesn’t even include that the ability to gather to worship is Constitutionally-protected right.
Yet, as weed dispensaries, liquor stores, casinos, and other businesses have been deemed “essential”–churches have not.
Authorities in Huntington Beach have tried to clamp down on the meetings, but they’re defiant. Jessi Green, the organizer of Saturate OC said, “You can’t cancel Jesus.”
Hundreds gathered on the sand at Huntington Beach on Friday evening for the fourth week in a row to participate in a revival meeting called Saturate OC despite a city order earlier in the day to cancel the event because officials said organizers failed to obtain permits or follow coronavirus health mandates.
About 300 to 400 participants, a vast majority of them without masks, stuck close to one another, kneeling on the sand and singing hymns as some played guitars and drums. Several young children attended as well. The entire revival was streamed live on Facebook.
City officials had posted large Caltrans-style signs along Pacific Coast Highway en route to the beach that said the Saturate OC event had been canceled. But event organizer Jessi Green, who told participants that police showed up at her door with a citation, said she and her husband, Parker, who moved from New York City to Orange County in 2016 to hold such an event, do not plan to stop anytime soon.
“You can’t cancel Jesus,” she told the crowd, holding a megaphone.
Source: OC Register
A social media post claims that at their last Friday evening meeting, the police tried to shut down Saturate OC and the crowd just got louder.
At Huntington Beach, 40 churches have been coming together since they were closed down. Friday over 2,000 people showed up and as the cops tried to stop it, the people started worshipping even louder. Such an amazing video🙏🏼💕 @realDonaldTrump @POTUS #GodWins #HuntingtonBeach pic.twitter.com/N4tI01DjTY
— 🇺🇸𝓚𝓮𝓮𝓹 𝓸𝓷 𝓣𝓻𝓾𝓶𝓹𝓲𝓷🚂 Trump~Army⭐⭐⭐ (@heather_giron) August 3, 2020
We’re seeing that Christians are pushing back against these unconstitutional attacks on their rights, and that’s good for everyone.
There has been a concerted attack on churches during the pandemic and it’s come from Democrat politicians–especially governors, the leftwing media, and even the Supreme Court.
- God Or Caesar’s Palace: SCOTUS Whiffs Another One, Ruling Against Nevada Churches
- New York Times Blames Churches, Not Riots For COVID Spike
- Gavin LOVES ‘Peaceful Protesters’ But Tells Cali Churches To Pound Sand
- DOJ Warns Gov. Newsom That Cali Lockdowns Violate Religious Freedoms–Urges Reopening Churches
- Illinois Governor Puts SEVERE Restrictions On Churches Saying That They May Not Open Up For A Year Or More
- WATCH: Bill de Blasio Says Churches And Synagogues Holding Services During Quarantine Could Be PERMANENTLY Closed
Is that a coincidence?
We need to stand up and do the right thing.
Here’s some inspiration:
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