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Lord, we pray that churches would not be silent when government tries to halt religious freedoms.

Mendocino County in Northern California is restricting churches from streaming worship singing and the playing of wind instruments in online church services unless the worship originates from individual residences.

The order issued by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors states, “No singing or use of wind instruments, harmonicas, or other instruments that could spread COVID-19 through projected droplets shall be permitted unless the recording of the event is done at one’s residence, and involving only the members of one’s household or living unit, because of the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19.”

The County Board warns, “Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.”

The county’s effective ban on worship teams lasts until May 10, 2020, and includes “venues, such as concert halls, auditoriums, churches, temples, and playhouses,” and says, “Only four individuals may be present for the live event. All others must participate remotely.”

Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says the order violates the “integrity of Christian worship.”

He said officials “can and should require that churches respect and maintain physical distancing between all the very limited participants in a streamed worship service… It is an entirely different matter, however, to tell Christians that they cannot sing in praise and honor of God.”

The order was issued just days before Easter and is still in effect for another month.

Mohler adds, “Indeed, these orders came out just days before Resurrection Sunday—orders saying that Christians, on the day where they celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, are prohibited from singing. Governmental authorities cannot intrude upon the integrity of Christian worship, which is exactly what these orders violate.”. . .

(Excerpt from CBN News. Article by Dale Hurd.)

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Sandra
April 27, 2020

“If these don’t praise me the rocks will cry out.”

Karen Secrest
April 27, 2020

We can thu pray this person finds the Fear of the Lord while we STAND. knowing this battle is not ours but the Lords. Meanwhile we will lift up Holy hands unto the Lord..at home..

Carol
April 27, 2020

Appears we Christians are once again becoming persecuted for our choice of worship! Yup, cut off history & it certainly does repeat!
May all the hypocrites just stop because They just Might find themselves under the same sort of rule they are pushing on others!

Darlene Estlow
April 26, 2020

Father, we pray against these regulations. We pray they would be removed and the people of this county would withdraw this rule. Touch their hearts with your gospel and reveal truth to them.

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Ana
April 26, 2020

Isn’t it interesting that Bill de Blasio, of NY, refused to allow Christians to gather to worship (even going so far as to say that he would permanently shut down any church caught worshiping over Easter weekend) BUT he is supporting Muslims gathering together for their holy days????…. He is even going to donate food for Ramadan and help serve the food.

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