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Kentucky Cops Sent Warnings to Dozens of Christians Who Went to Church on Easter

Apr 13, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

Last week, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear warned people — not just Christians, but everyone — that if they gathered in groups in defiance of his stay-at-home order, law enforcement officials would record their license plates so that the state could send out orders urging people to self-quarantine for the next 14 days.

As with all governors, this isn’t about trying to arrest Christians celebrating Easter. It’s about making it clear that COVID-19 is a real threat and we all need to make sacrifices by staying inside and limiting our interactions to only essential services. If saying the police will send you a letter is what he has to do, even if it’s a political blunder, then it’s hard to disagree.

Some Christians are now making his point for him.

On Sunday, at Maryville Baptist Church in the city of Hillview, more than 50 people gathered for a service. And cops were there to record their license plates. The owners will be sent letters telling them that they should stay indoors for the next two weeks.

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One comment on “Kentucky Cops Sent Warnings to Dozens of Christians Who Went to Church on Easter”

  • From Wiki:

    In criminal law, incitementis the encouragement of another person to commit a crime. Depending on the jurisdiction, some or all types of incitement may be illegal. Where illegal, it is known as aninchoate offense, where harm is intended but may or may not have actually occurred.

    So, when pastors rail against government policy and encourage their flock to ignore public health directives, is that not incitement?


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