His highness, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, is one of those guys who has divorced reality when it comes to how the Coronavirus is spread, and as such, he’s brought Christian worship into the crosshairs.
As you’ve seen, the left is in complete and total denial that the Black Lives Matter protests and subsequent riots did anything to spread COVID-19, and in fact, only helped to limit its spread. Meanwhile, they’re claiming that any protest geared toward ending the lockdowns are absolutely guilty of spiking infection rates.
It’s the wokest virus you’ve ever seen.
Can someone explain to me how the choice of words you say during a protest affects the spread of the virus? pic.twitter.com/1Q3pnBts5Z
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 30, 2020
Now, according to the Sacramento Bee, King Newsome has decreed that the way you practice your religion is now banned. No singing, he hath proclaimed:
Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting.
Updated COVID-19 guidelines issued Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health require churches and other houses of worship to “discontinue singing and chanting activities.”
In previously allowing religious organizations to reopen in late May, the state merely said these institutions should “strongly consider discontinuing singing, group recitation, and other practices and performances.”
Health agencies such as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say shouting or singing can spread the coronavirus just as easily as coughing or sneezing.
California’s health department agrees, and as Gov. Gavin Newsom begins tightening protocols during a resurgence of the pandemic, it now says singing and chanting are outright banned.
Newsom has effectively reached into the churches and informed them how they can and can’t worship, violating a little known law called the First Amendment. However, the fun doesn’t stop there as we can now pile hypocrisy on top of Newsom’s unforgivable overreach.
As the Daily Wire pointed out, Newsom did absolutely nothing and stayed noticeably silent as the Black Lives Matter protests went unmasked and unregulated. On top of that, Newsom wants to add on to the hypocrisy by denouncing family gatherings during July 4th celebrations of declaring independence:
As The Daily Wire’s James Barrett previously reported, the Los Angeles Police Department posted a photo to social media on Wednesday showing thousands of people gathered in Los Angeles to protest various social justice issues. Many of the protesters were not wearing masks and they were not following social distancing guidelines.
Authorities in California have either sidestepped the issue of protests or completely ignored them when discussing social distancing restrictions.
Newsom on Tuesday emphasized family gatherings as a more dangerous place to spread the coronavirus than hordes of people shouting in close proximity. Newsom was making remarks about the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, saying that “one of the areas of biggest concern as it relates to the spread of COVID-19 in this state remains family gatherings,” said Newsom. “Not just bars, not just out in the streets where people are protesting and the like, it’s specifically family gatherings.”
So let’s break this down.
Worshiping God by singing or chanting is expressly forbidden, we should not celebrate the independence of our nation with our friends and family, but if you want to gather in large crowds completely unprotected and trumpet the slogan of a hard-left institution disguised as a civil rights movement then you go right ahead. In fact, doing so is good for your health.
Just to add a straw to break this camel’s back, my colleague Jennifer Van Laar pointed out just how hypocritical Newsom has become by pointing out that he’s closed the majority of wineries in the state…excluding his.