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Roy Moore Says Closing Churches Is ‘Tyranny,’ Tells Pastors They Have Duty to Assemble

Mar 26, 2020

By Peter Montgomery

Roy Moore, the failed Senate candidate and twice-removed former Alabama chief justice, is telling pastors that it is their “duty” to continue church assemblies in spite of public health officials’ social-distancing guideline, the Alabama Political Reporter noted Wednesday.

“I am writing a letter to pastors on the duty to continue church assemblies, even in the midst of these trying times,” Moore said. “Our faith requires it, our duty demands it, and no law or government can prohibit it.”

On Twitter and Facebook, Moore has declared, “When 10 people can’t assemble in church or business then healthy people are being quarantined, our Constitution & faith in God is under attack, & Tyranny triumphs when fear reigns.”

“Businesses are closed, our economy is destroyed and churches are closed by tyrants who pander fear in the place of faith in God and our U.S. Constitution,” Moore said in another tweet.

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2 comments on “Roy Moore Says Closing Churches Is ‘Tyranny,’ Tells Pastors They Have Duty to Assemble

  • I’m not in the habit of praising the clergy, but in Ireland they have locked the churches, and joined in the efforts to persuade people to observe the emergency regulations.  They still say their masses and preach their sermons to empty churches, but the services are live streamed to the local congregations, and people are urged to ensure that everyone who wants, gets to see.

    I’m sure that the faithful derive comfort and solace from the knowledge that their priests are still doing their spiritual duties on behalf of the people.  It’s not my thing, but it certainly helps social solidarity – much preferable to hate-filled, rabid partisanship.


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  • @OP :- “I am writing a letter to pastors on the duty to continue church assemblies, even in the midst of these trying times,” Moore said. “Our faith requires it, our duty demands it, and no law or government can prohibit it.”

    In these emergency situation where medical and scientific evidenced advice is essential, those with authoritarian  “know-it-all, omnipotent” god-delusions in their heads, do tend to come out of the woodwork and start spouting their particular forms of dangerous lunacy!

    They will also be likely to seek sympathy by playing the martyr.

    They are not likely to get much sympathy in England!

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/coronavirus-lockdown-uk-arrest-fine-police-rules-latest-a9428196.html

    Any adults who commit an offence under the new regulations will be handed £60 fines, reduced to £30 if payment is made within two weeks.

    But if anyone has been fined for breaking the coronavirus lockdown before, the fine will be doubled to a maximum of £960.

    All the main UK churches have suspended services, and moved to on-line religious activities.  The pope has done likewise with Easter services in the Vatican.

     


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