May 23, 2020 | From IFA Staff
Churches are open again nationwide, declared the President. In a press conference Friday, President Trump announced that new CDC guidance classifies houses of worship as “essential” at his direction. This new designation allows governors to open all churches “right now.” This announcement came as part of a coronavirus briefing at the White House.
“If they don’t do it, I will override the governors. In America, we need more prayer, not less,” he warned.
This welcome news comes as many states have been dragging their feet to allow houses of worship to reopen, and in many states even enacting heavy policing of church activity of any kind. With this new designation, churches can safely open their doors, conduct their services and activities, just as other essential businesses are permitted to do.
“Some governors have deemed the liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential,” Trump said. “But have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right. So I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”
IFA President Dave Kubal comments, “I think that this presidential declaration shows the importance of the role of the church to our President. He has been pushing for churches to be open, and this reclassification is a very welcome turn of events. Most of all, his comment that “in America we need more prayer, not less” is what we are all about at IFA. I am so thankful to have a president who gets that.”
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For churches, helpful practical information about the reopening of churches can be found here.