One pastor figured out one helluva way to put a mirror up to capricious by fiat lockdown decrees. If lawmakers can massage legal language bypass the law, this pastor will do the same to defend Constitutional rights.
Ironically, it was in a Mike Huckabee criticism of California’s indefensible crackdown against churches while opening strip clubs that the germ of this idea sprang into life.
Godspeak Calvary Chapel pastor Rob McCoy came up with the conclusion to avoid the state’s backward thinking by turning his church into a “strip club” so they could stay open and hold services. McCoy has faced a filing of contempt after having continued in-person services despite a court injunction.
McCoy attributed the idea to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee during his sermon last Sunday. McCoy played a Fox News clip before his sermon of Huckabee saying, “I don’t have a lot of experience with the strip clubs. I do have quite a bit of experience with churches…and I would think it’s ridiculous to say that people are safer in a strip club than they are at church.” Huckabee then quipped churches should “announce their pastor will remove his tie during the sermon, and therefore he will take off an article of clothing making it a temporary strip club so that people will be able to go to church.”
McCoy teasingly engaged “in a clean version of a striptease before taking off the tie” while congregants held up $1 bills. McCoy continued his sermon addressing the persecution of the church under COVID-19. –GreggJarrett
Your move, Covidictators.
You wanna push it to court? Go ahead.
It doesn’t matter how much he tries to dress it up as a nothing burger, Cuomo just had his ass handed to him over something similar.
It’s not the Ruth Bader activist circus it was just a few months ago. First Amendment rights actually have meaning again.
Oh, and for the squeamish Christians who think that making such a move is unseemly, and it would be better to just accept the restrictions…?
How many times do you read about the Apostle Paul invoking his Roman citizenship with the express purpose of advancing his gospel cause?
Before you start firing spitballs, make absolutely certain you are able to defend your position.
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