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Politics California: 1,200 pastors want to defy the ban on organizing services

20:51  22 may  2020
20:51  22 may  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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More than 1 , 200 pastors in California have signed a petition that says they will resume in-person That would defy the state's stay-at-home order, which was enacted to combat the spread of the President Donald Trump, speaking more broadly on Thursday, said one of the things he wants to do

State allowing some businesses to reopen, but churches still banned . As many as 3,000 churches could hold services on 31 May.

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Faith foolproof. In the United States, the states have the hand to decide on the relaxation of the health restrictions to fight against the epidemic of coronavirus, which made more than 90 000 deaths in the country and where more than 1.5 million cases have been listed. In California, the governor opted for a progressive deconfinement in several phases. If small businesses have reopened, places of worship are closed for the moment.

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But a group of pastors does not stop there and would have decided to organize services by the end of May, explains CNN . In total, more than 1,200 pastors have signed a petition claiming that they will go against the law and reopen the doors of their churches to welcome the faithful on May 31. "We are confident that you are acting for the good of the state, but the restrictions have gone too far and have been in place for too long," the group wrote in a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and viewed by CNN.

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More than 1 , 200 California pastors say they will resume in-person services on May 31 in defiance of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order to slow the He expects as many as 3,000 churches across California could have in-person services on May 31. “This letter was not sent for the purposes of

California religious leaders want churches to open.(ShutterStock). Under California ’s current plan to combat coronavirus, the resumption of in-person religious services could still be months away. But a group of 1 , 200 pastors in the state have decided that they’ve waited long enough, and they’ve signed

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The churches can only reopen at stage 3 of the deconfinement plan decided by the largest state of the United States in terms of population. But stage 2 has just started. Gavin Newsom is under significant pressure from religious institutions. The pastors assure that the services will be carried out in strict compliance with health rules.

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Donald Trump has also stepped up to the plate. According to him, "the churches are not treated with respect by a large number of governors". "I want the churches to open, and we will be taking a position on the subject very soon," he added. During the confinement, the country's pastors distinguished themselves with original initiatives to recreate the bond. Confessions drive-in , weddings behind a plexiglass window, holy water launched with a gun , there was no shortage of ideas. But now is the time for confrontation.

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