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Baltimore Fines Churches Holding Peaceful Services While Encouraging Violent Riots

This story unfolded in Dundalk, a Baltimore suburb. Pastor Stacey Shiflett found himself in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons. When he received a cease and desist letter from the government, he did not listen. Instead, he stood at the lectern and tore it up. He wanted everyone who was at Calvary Baptist Church that day to see his defiance.

If Wal-Mart can be open, the church can be open. That’s how the pastor feels and he’s got plenty of people standing behind. America’s religious right are tired of the persecution. He is making sure that his flock is staying out of harm’s way, though. Temperature checks take place before anyone can come inside and the proper social distancing measures are adhered to.

The government was not about to take this laying down. They came for the pastor as soon as it became obvious that he was not going to listen to their orders. Fortunately for the pastor, a Maryland Congressman has decided to intervene. He wants the fine rescinded by Tuesday or there are going to be problems.

At long last, someone is willing to stand up for those who are simply looking to worship in peace. The Department of Justice is being asked to investigate the matter and we cannot wait to hear more about their findings. Republican Congressman Andy Harris is on the case and he has been very vocal when it comes to his feelings about the way that this poor pastor was treated by his own government.

The Department of Justice investigation can be avoided if the fine is rescinded and the line in the sand has been drawn. The county has made their orders but the pastor is not going to budge. We are sure that this will not be the only case of its type around the country. Churches are being told to stay closed while stores and restaurants open their doors to anyone who wants to come.

What type of message does that send to the true believers out there? They are being told that they need to stay home but if they wanted to go to Wal-Mart and spend some money? That would be A-OK. In our humble opinion, a trip to a superstore is probably much more dangerous than a trip to church but don’t tell our government that. They are too busy attacking pastors for trying to spread the Good Word.

We are not sure what the Department of Justice would be able to do in this situation but we definitely want to find out. As more and more churches are unfairly being told to keep their doors closed, cases like these will only become more common. The federal government is not going to have an easy time when it comes time to do battle with local governments that have already put their own rules into place, though.

Unfortunately, this is a side effect of allowing states to handle the pandemic on their own. President Trump wanted to empower each state to make their own decisions, so that there were no wide ranging federal regulations. Can you imagine how angry Americans would have been if Trump had issued federal guidelines that everyone had to follow? Perhaps allowing the state governments to take the lead was for the best.

The hypocrisy that is being placed on full display here cannot be ignored any longer, guidelines or no guidelines. The protesters have been filling the Baltimore streets for weeks. No one seems too concerned with them. Meanwhile, religious worshipers are being as if they are common criminals.

Somethings needs to be done and it needs to be done now. Kudos to this Congressman for being willing to stand beside the Christian community. They are finding it hard to locate anyone who still has their backs anymore. That’s just the America that we are living in these days, we suppose. Perhaps a church based riot will get their attention? Food for thought…

Comments (25)

  1. THE DEVIL DOESN’T LIKE CHURCHES OR GOD , BUT GOD WILL WIN

    • And it seems like every church is in a democrap governor run state.

      • I think every church in America should Sue the governors who do these things, for loosing our 1st amendment constitutional rights, and discrimination, if stores can be open , why not churhes? and fight it all the way to the supreme court if necessary.

    • Our Ca. Governor is one of the worst , we were totally locked out of churches for almost three months, until President Trump announced that churches are essential.

      • When did he say that?? Cuz im in KY and most of ours are STILL on lockdown. Ijs.

        • That churches are considered essential, i mean. Cuz if that’s the case, then he just made every pastor a gov worker and their speech is covered by the 1st Amendment while preaching…if that truly be the case. Pastors need to listen up and take notice if that’s really true! Get out there and PREACH!!

  2. But they want God to bless the country on the 4th of July and other holidays!

  3. That tells you all the push is not about coronavirus or “Black Lives Matter”. Selective guidelines/laws from Dem governors on churches and abortion of babies doesn’t reflect any lives matter! It’s purely a struggle between good and evil. Put on the “whole armor of God” so you can stand in an evil day and do everything you can to stand.

  4. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
    (2 Chronicles 7:14)

  5. How is it possible for the people to vote these governors into office. Did they ever forget that the people who pay taxes pay for their lovely pay and their benefit packages. BLM can run rampant in the streets and cause damage and destruction, but people are put down if they go to pray. I hope the people remember this the next time they go to vote. I am from Florida, and I find this totally horrible and devastating… This is truly an example of EVIL vs. GOOD. .

  6. christian soldiers must fight the good fight as told in the bible! JESUS was crucified by these kind of people! We will be next if we don’t fight back!

  7. This ia a perfect example of The Radical Democrats misleading the Citizenery in order to gain control. They will use any means that they can to gain Control and this just the first step.. Pray to god for help now…

  8. My message to the people who believe in God to not get discouraged. Keep your faith and let others know it. Don’t get violent but let the others see by your example that love and faith can win. Go to church if you want but stay safe and follow safe guidelines. Let those who don’t believe that you can be stronger with good than evil. Satan will try all kind of things to get things his way including deceit. Be strong and know that God and his angles and saints are with you all, standing beside you in your hardest moments.

  9. Well, God Will Distroy All the FUCKING Denocraps & They will DIE OFF Someday Soon! & That Includes Cuono & Bloso!

  10. I also believe that Jesus Will win in the end, Not the Churches. A church is Only a physical structure. Yes it does give the Congregation a place to call home. Yet, in reality the Religions in the past did not have a place. They worshipped where ever the Congregation was. I personally was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school I was an Altar boy for approx. 6 years. I visited Italy with my Family in 1961 and had the privilege to personally meet Saint John 23rd at the Vatican. Semi-private audience of about 40 people in line when Saint John got off his throne and came to me, put his arm around me and walked me back to his throne for pics with him. At that time I was considering entering the Seminary. I have read the lives of most Popes from the 1900’s, I believe in Jesus Christ Our Saviour. I do feel closest to Catholicism, yet I Don’t feel one needs a structure to practice religion or the Ten
    Commandments. I believe Our Gov’t is out of control at this time. The Gov’t officials are supposed to be working for its Citizenry. All I see today out of the Gov’t today is money and power. Since they work for we the people How did they get so rich. By allowing Out-side countries like China to put money into the USA system, by Buying powerful companies and eventually having authority in our country. This has to change. Put America in charge of itself Not foreign countries.

  11. “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

    “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

    “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

    “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.
    (Ephesians 6: 10-19)

  12. Obama has always claimed that he was the son of a “Goat Herder”. Jesus herded his “sheep” the Devil herds the goats.

  13. Looks like our so called “Christian” congressional persons must have sold their souls to the “Devil”.. They’re just upset because everyone is finally seeing them for the crimes they commit against America and Americans. They may think they are going to make us a Socialist country but once they do the real socialists and communists will get rid of them too. Someone took their citizenship because they don’t act like Americans anymore. God will take care of America.

  14. This pandemic and street riots have brought out the true colors of the democrats, especially Nancy Pelosi and the house. They have taken the longest “vacation” in the history of the congress. Now most of the congressmen and women don’t care because Pelosi will get the blame, which is deserved, but they are not complaining about not having to report for work.

  15. How are the blue state leadership able to look at themselves in the mirror and shave in the morning from the hypocrisy of what they’re doing? How can they possibly condone the behavior of the rioters and looters and yet condemn people from going to church to worship? This picture is so convoluted that it’s hard to believe that educated and elected city leaders cannot see how ridiculous this scenario is—

    Just as the Bible said, God became so angry at the corruption and evil doings of the people that he showed the whole world his wrath and set the world on fire—I think he’s about ready to do it again from all the wickedness out there—

  16. The commies want America controled by bigotry in the form of Islam. Christianity is in their way. The mosques are allowed to worship a fake God, while churches remain an obstacle to the commie way of life.

  17. ALL of the previous comments are absolutely correct ! I believe we are all in agreement that the Leftist Democrats are Demon_Possessed. This has become a battle of GOOD versus EVIL. We believers know that we MUST stand up and fight against evil. We can NEVER give up that fight. IF WE DO WE WILL BE LIVING IN A SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST SOCIETY where there will be utter LAWLESSNESS [as the Bible says!]. I see on TV everyday where people are running around in complete chaos just like wild animals! People are being used as puppets by the Leftist & don’t even realize it !! This is exactly what the Leftist have wanted all along. Their agenda is to have it continue like this so we will give up and not vote. They are terrified President Trump will be re-elected & they will be booted out of office. They have been fooling a lot of people for decades, have never worked for anyone other than themselves, have lined their pockets with stolen tax-payers money, & have become more mentality deranged. They truly are EVIL. Our President loves this country and it’s PEOPLE & is working tirelessly FOR YOU ! He has done more in 3 years than Obama did in 8 years! IF we LOYAL AMERICANS can keep him in office another 4 years I believe OUR COUNTRY WILL SOAR TO UNBELIEVABLE HEIGHTS!! The economy will grow fast, more people will be working with bigger salaries, we will not be so dependent on foreign countries, schools & our children will flourish, there will be religious freedom, we will have more law enforcement that will protect everyone, AND there will be NO MORE LEFTIST with their hate & anger because they have been voted out & replaced with honest hard working Democrats that will work with OUR President instead of against. THIS IS WHAT I PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY & I HOPE MILLIONS OF OTHER AMERICANS WILL DO THE SAME !! MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA ONCE AGAIN

  18. “Church Led Riot”
    If the Church People decide that it’s time to “riot” it won’t be the half assed actions like a group such as ANTIFA but it will be a full on Bare Knuckle 12 Gauge and Rifle affair.
    And the Tree of Liberty will once again be watered by the blood of both Patriots and those who would trample the US Constitution.

  19. I detest politicians of all stripes. The bad and politically corrupt out number the good ones by a large margin. I believe Nancy is a first class drunk, Sleepy Joe suffers from dementia and the Obamas and Clinton are perverts, liars, and are totally power mad. A-dam Schitt lies all the time and the totally corrupt media has nothing but praise for him. Same with Newsome, Cuomo, Insley and the the worst person who ever served as mayor of N.Y., which is not known for electing decent politicians, Di Blasio. I am 100% against abortions, but they all should have been aborted. I am thoroughly disgusted and have to admit I am for the only time in my life, ashamed to be a American.

  20. All politicians,whether they are mayors,governors or Representatives should be on a Petition against Religious Discrimination.

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