Mayor De Blasio threatens to shut down houses of worship “permanently”
Updated: May 20, 2020
Anyone waking up yet? Obey, subject!
Shockingly (ha), he doesn’t mention mosques:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Friday that the city could shut down certain places of worship if people continued to violate the state's stay-at-home mandates and continue congregating for religious services there.
"A small number of religious communities, specific churches and specific synagogues are unfortunately not paying attention to this guidance even though it’s so widespread," de Blasio, a Democrat, said at a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak.
"I want to say to all those who are preparing for the potential of religious services this weekend: If you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services," he added.
De Blasio promised to "take additional action up to the point of fines and potentially closing the building permanently," if worshippers did not comply.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
COVID-19 itself is not nearly as devastating as the reactions and future consequences for our country. If you told yourself 3 months ago that this was happening, you’d laugh. It’s almost unthinkable. Dangerous times for our constitutional Republic (and these are the same people who want draconian gun control)......