Los Angeles Democrat Mayor Eric Garcetti has made good on his previous threat to shut off power to buildings where social distancing is not practiced, including churches.
In March, Garcetti threatened to cut off power to any “irresponsible and selfish” private entity that defied shutdown orders, which in California currently include a ban on indoor religious services in 29 counties representing 80 percent of the state’s population, in the name of containing the spread of COVID-19. Numerous churches have defied the order, including Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, Cornerstone Church of Fresno, Destiny Christian Church of Rocklin, and Harvest Rock Church of Pasadena.
Last Wednesday, Garcetti announced that, effective the following Friday evening, “if LAPD responds and verifies that a large gathering is occurring at a property, and we see these properties offending time and time again, they will provide notice and initiate the process to request that DWP shut off service within the next 48 hours.”
“By turning off that power, shutting down that water, we feel we can close these places down, which usually are not one-time offenders, but multiple offenders,” the mayor said. His announcement focused on secular gatherings such as large house parties, but the threat applies to churches, as well.
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Yes, the only trick in the Mayor’s bag is to ‘pull the plug’. How fitting. The Mayor, like all elected officials, should recognize exactly which rights they indeed have, and who is the authority that grants those rights. The right of a person or people to worship God is an inalienable right to each human being recognized by the state but only conferred by God. Therefore, while the Mayor can ask folks to do as he is asking, he oversteps his authority and is attempting to ‘play god’ when attempting to deny the exercise of an inalienable right of the citizens. .
Time to pull the plug on Garcetti’s time in office. He has accomplished nothing, while homelessness and crime have skyrocketed.
Awwh I see, so no church services allowed but how about the “religion of peace” could you imagine if the plug was pulled on any Mosque??? Think about the out cry from the Liberals who hate Christianity but are in love with Islam if a Mosque was shut down.
COVID-19 is an excuse to make us obey.The mask rule is forced obedience so if I have to wear one, it says TRUMP 2020 right in their faces.
Christians have been burned alive, crucified, flayed, beheaded, fed to animals….and we’ll wait to use the restroom if necessary….
Covid is a smokescreen for the Left, the Democrats needed something to bring down Trump since the fake Russian stories failed to do so. This is a power grab plain and simple by the Democrat Party helped by the Dr. Anthony Fauci and the MSM to spread their fake panic that we all going to die from the Chinese Flu.
Any comment Bob One, YFC?
One’s right to swing one’s arm ends at the second person’s chin. Similarly, in my opinion, one has no right to engage in practices which increase the chance of covid transmission.
So Garcetti does not have the right to shut off power and water to churches, correct? He can swing his arms, just not inside our churches. Our houses of worship are sanctuaries, sometimes for undocumented immigrants. Would he shut off water to immigrant children? And, of course, you object to “protests” and those who attended John Lewis’s funeral en masse, correct?
Start a water collection now and use candles to light up the church. Besides you don’t need much light during the day.