Churches Are Defending The First Amendment. Does Anybody In Congress Care?

HillFaith has from the first post in July 2018 been kept scrupulously non-partisan and will continue to be so as long as I have anything to say about it.

“There is no pandemic.” Pastor John MacArthur, Grace Community Church. Screenshot from youtube.

To paraphrase the New Testament, there is no Jew or Greek, no Slave or Free, no Rich or Poor, and no Democrat or Republican in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He frees all alike who recognize Him as their resurrected Savior.

But abuses by government are happening at all levels in this country that are officially justified by the Covid Pandemic, but which clearly have little or nothing to do with stopping the spread of a disease whose dangers it is becoming increasingly clear have been severely exaggerated.

Exhibit A in this is the unconstitutional abuse heaped upon Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church by California and Los Angeles officials. Three times Grace has been ordered to stop its in-house worship services and three times the courts have upheld the church’s claim that such orders are unconstitutional and thus not binding.

Now the angry officials are back a fourth time, springing an out-of-the-blue cancelation of a parking lot lease Grace has had with the county for 45 years. Closing this lot could shut down Grace, subject it to a lengthy and expensive legal battle and ultimately threaten its survival.

The following video of MacArthur focuses in on the key issue: Are restrictions on constitutionally guaranteed First Amendment freedoms, including the freedom of religious practice, justified by the actual lethality of Covid?

The answer appears to be no, based on the government’s own data. One need not agree with MacArthur’s contention that such attacks are ultimately satanic in origin to recognize that it’s time to stop these abuses. This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue, it’s an issue of fundamental constitutional liberty. Is anybody on the Hill listening?


Author: Mark Tapscott

Follower of Christ, devoted husband of Claudia, doting father and grandfather, conservative lover of liberty, journalist and First Amendment fanatic, former Hill and Reagan aide, vintage Formula Ford racer, Okie by birth/Texan by blood/proud of both, resident of Maryland. Go here:

7 thoughts on “Churches Are Defending The First Amendment. Does Anybody In Congress Care?”

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