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Police Show Up At Louisiana Church That Defied States Order Over Coronavirus

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As the potentially lethal coronavirus spreads across the country, state governments are taking unprecedented steps to try and protect those who are most vulnerable to complications from the illness such as the state of Louisiana that banned gatherings of 50 or more people.

The state is so serious about this order, in fact, that they showed up at a local church that had defied the ban and held services in person anyway.

Here’s more on this from Fox News:

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Tony Spell, pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, said no “dictator law” could keep people from worshipping God, according to the local news.

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“The virus, we believe, is politically motivated,” Spell told WAFB. “We hold our religious rights dear and we are going to assemble no matter what someone says.”

Spell said his church, which normally has more than 1,000 attendees on Sunday across five locations, will be distributing “anointed handkerchiefs” to provide members with “healing virtues.”

Okay, first off, this man is incredibly irresponsible. A hanky, no matter how many times one claims it is anointed is not going to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Period. It’s foolishness to tell people this will stop them from getting the virus or heal them if they are exposed.

God is fully capable of healing people, no doubt about that, but He also gave us all reasoning brains for a purpose. We need to use them.

A police officer told the pastor that the National Guard will break up future gatherings that violate the public health rules issued by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

However, Louisiana National Guard Colonel Ed Bush said Wednesday that is not accurate.

“The National Guard has not been tasked with enforcing any of the curfew, social distancing or meeting requirements as set by the governor,” Bush said. “Our focus right now is completely with helping state agencies with preparedness and medical readiness.”

Rep. Clay Higgins sent out a letter to Edwards last week stating that the edict as it were is unconstitutional when it is applied to houses of worship.

“I agree that all our constituents and religious leaders should follow the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC),” Higgins wrote in the letter. “However, the decision to gather should be the choice of the individual or institution and not a mandate by any government entity. The state has no authority to enforce this proclamation nor any ban on worship.”

The vast majority of churches across the country have opted to hold services online, which is a great idea and a good compromise that helps protect those vulnerable to this disease. In fact, it’s a really awesome way to love your neighbor.

However, the question this incident raises is whether or not churches should still be allowed to meet together in person if they choose. Of course, the problem is, they could spread the disease far and wide if they do. On the other hand, giving the government the power to tell a church when they can worship and when they can’t seems like an egregious overstepping of boundaries.

These are questions that need to be answered.

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Thus Far in 2021, Big Tech Has Cracked Down on Free Speech More than Ever Before

Only four months into this year, an analysis finds that Big Tech has worked to eliminate free speech more than ever before.

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Only four months into this year, an analysis finds that Big Tech has worked to eliminate free speech more than ever before. An analysis of these fascist efforts to end free speech on the Internet awarded Big Tech a bit fat “F” for its un-American efforts to aid and abet the far-left. Per the Media Research Center: At least 10 separate tech platforms silenced then-sitting President of the United States Donald Trump over the speech he gave in Washington, D.C. the day of the Capitol riot. Both Google and Apple pulled Parler from their app stores. Amazon Web Services also cancelled its contract with Parler, shutting the burgeoning social media site down for more than five weeks. Google removed LifeSiteNews from its advertising programs, and YouTube shut down its channel. YouTube demonetized Steven Crowder’s channels. Amazon removed Ryan T. Anderson’s book examining transgender ideology, and it also removed a Clarence Thomas documentary while continuing to sell at least 270 hate items. That consistent assault on free speech makes 2021 an ideal time to track the biases and failures of Big Tech. Starting with this quarter and going forward every three months, the Media Research Center’s Free Speech America operation will grade the top Big Tech companies, including social media, search media and others that form the backbone of our online lives. This quarter, Big Tech earned a collective “F.” Every one of the Big Tech companies reviewed got an “F” in free speech. That’s simply appalling. The quarter began with unparalleled restriction of the president of the United States. It was unquestionably the low point for online freedom since the creation of the internet. The MRC added its report card: The MRC went on in its report to detail all the reasons why each company in the graph above have…

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The ‘New York Times’ and Its Latest Two Giant Lies

There is no doubt that the ‘New York Times’ is an agent for America’s enemies, but its two recent lies are some of its biggest in years.

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There is no doubt that the New York Times is an agent for America’s enemies, but its two recent lies are some of its biggest in years. One is the straight up lies about the death of Capitol Hill police officer Brian Sicknick. The Times and the left have been straight out lying about this man’s demise since the instant it occurred. Time and again the left has said as if it is a fact that officer Sicknick died as a direct result of the so-called “capitol insurrection.” We now know for a fact that he did not die as a result of anything that occurred during the riot. But more specifically, we have known since day one that the direct statements of fact uttered by the media has been a lie. They never had any truth or fact to back up their bald-faced lies about Sicknick’s death, and they knew it. As Issues & Insights noted: What did the Times base its story on? Unnamed sources, of course. There were no pictures. No videos. No on-the-record accounts. No medical examiner’s report. The story fell apart, as news emerged — no thanks to the mainstream press — that Sicknick had texted his family about being in good spirits that night. Then we learned that he’d returned to his office after the events at the Capitol, and only later went to the hospital. Why the medical examiner’s report didn’t come out until more than three months had passed is a mystery, but when it was finally released this week, it turned out that Sicknick had died of natural causes — from strokes — not from any injuries during the Capitol Hill melee. The Times could have — and should have — known that its story was false from the beginning, or…

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