A Baltimore pastor has taken it to the next level by tearing up a cease-and-desist letter during a May 20, 2020 sermon at night.
Stacey Shiflett was previously threatened with a $5,000 fine for holding the in-person services during the Wuhan virus pandemic.
Video that surfaced online shows Shiflett, the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Dundalk, ripping apart the warning while declaring, “We’re going to do it God’s way.”
“With this cease-and-desist letter in my hand, the Bible says to the New Testament church ‘not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together as the manner of some is, but so much more as you see the day approaching,’ and the closer we get to Jesus coming back, the more church we ought to be having, not less church,” Shiflett stated during his sermon.
“Now that’s God’s parameters,” he added. “So I’m tearing up this cease-and-desist order right here, and I’m telling you right now, we’re gonna do it God’s way! God tells us how to worship Him, nobody else gets to do that.”
According to a report from Fox News, Shiflett’s church has been running in compliance with state orders but has not followed local ordinances.
Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan issued orders on May 15 that declared houses of worship can only run at 50 percent capacity. Calvary Baptist’s 100 attendants on May 2020 followed the guidelines due to the fact that the church has a capacity of 600.
However, the church is violating Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services’s order requiring houses of worship to remain closed and limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people.
“Either we have liberty to worship or we have permission to worship,” Shiflett said on Fox News when talking about his defiance of the order. “It has become abundantly clear that if we settle for permission, we will never have liberty again.”
Shiflett said other churches have plans of reopening on Memorial Day weekend, and that he will be in attendance at a ReOpen Maryland rally on May 22.
The church’s decision follows in the footsteps of other houses of worship in America that have remained open and resisted Wuhan virus restrictions. One of the most notable cases involved Reverend Tony Spell in Louisiana, which had thousands attend its Easter service.
With summer right around the corner, Americans should begin exercising civil disobedience on a massive scale if their states continue to lag in their reopening plans.
Hack Economist Paul Krugman Celebrates the Death of Elderly White People
On June 30, 2020, economist Paul Krugman expressed his desire for the death of White Americans.
He tweeted, “Reality is coming for white supremacists driving golf carts” in reference to an article from Bloomberg News that highlighted how the Wuhan virus pandemic is particularly deadly and disproportionately impacting older segments of the American population.
According to Bloomberg, “record numbers of Floridians 75 and older are testing positive for Covid-19,” according to a June 29 report.
The report added:
Florida hasn’t seen a departure from its relatively low rate of Covid-19 deaths, but it can take weeks from onset of symptoms to death, and the surge in infections is recent.
The new positivity rate — which measures the proportion of people testing positive for the first time compared to the day’s overall testing — started climbing significantly about two weeks ago.
Common sense measures such as quarantining and isolating the elderly population make sense in these circumstances. But total lockdowns are an overreach.
To the point of Krugman race-baiting, this is not a surprise given his status as a mainstream economist.
Political correctness is his M.O., from pushing central banking to perpetuating destructive identity politics.
The Right will need to assert itself against this mob and keep them from gaining power.
More importantly, they must implement policies such as defunding public education at all levels to prevent these people from further consolidating power.
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