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NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment? (27)

Apr 10, 2020 5:16 PM CSTNEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?

NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?(Vote Below)

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Yes, Churches should be able to hold Services at any time they choose without any 'social distancing/mask' requirements.
7%
2 Votes
Churches should be allowed to hold Services ONLY if they obey the "social distancing and masks' requirements.
14%
4 Votes
Churches should uphold the 'lockdown' laws in effect for the safety of their worshipers as well as for the community.
79%
22 Votes
28 Total Votes
Thanks to all who voted and commented on my first Poll. Now, our Governor has quickly 'backpedaled' from stating publicly that all Churches should be closed due to the Corona virus to allowing any and all Church services be allowed whenever each Church deems they are needed. He only asks that they heed the 'social distancing/mask recommendations'. Some Churches have openly and vehemently responded with threats of First Amendment violations (most likely his reason for backing down) to flat out ignoring any and all 'lockdown" laws. Obviously, social distancing requirements are hard to enforce and are therefore up to each Church to uphold in concern for their worshipers/community or not.
Apr 10, 2020 5:21 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
I think churches should be exempt from lockdown if they serve enough wine to everyone.
Apr 10, 2020 5:29 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
raphael119online today!
raphael119online today!raphael119washington d.c., District of Columbia USA43 Threads 5 Polls 7,802 Posts
i think it should only apply to synagogues and mosques !
Apr 10, 2020 5:30 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
raphael119online today!
raphael119online today!raphael119washington d.c., District of Columbia USA43 Threads 5 Polls 7,802 Posts
i'm not sure what it is though.
Apr 10, 2020 5:37 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
Packersbabe1
Packersbabe1Packersbabe1Green Bay, Wisconsin USA2 Threads 8,243 Posts
For the safety of the people, no church
needs to be open, even if they got the mask
on, the eyes not being protected so if somebody
cough, it still will get in the eyes, some mask
don’t work and you don’t supposed to wear them
unless you sick or caring for a sick person
or working in healthcare
Apr 10, 2020 5:46 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
KNenagh
KNenaghKNenaghAachen, Kilkenny Ireland13 Threads 14,099 Posts
Today there is a clear separation between church and state.

The church should adhere to legislation and recommendations - services can broadcasted for the time being.
Apr 10, 2020 8:43 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
We should all be exempt from lock down laws. In the U.S. it's not the governments job to protect us from a pandemic by forcing us to stay at home. It's the governments job to keep them from entering our country in the first place. In the event a pandemic does get in, then educating the population on proper procedures is the next step. Beyond that it's the populations job to keep it from spreading by using common sense and proper procedures.
Apr 10, 2020 10:14 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
Beyond that it's the populations job to keep it from spreading by using common sense and proper procedures.

I'll use some of your words...
The population is beyond common sense.
That's why there are lockdown laws.

Remember the kids at Spring Break who defied social distancing?
I read a story of one boy showing no signs of the the virus happened to be a carrier and brought it back home to his family.

Then let the liability fall on the minister/preacher for defiance of the law.
Apr 12, 2020 3:56 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
Packersbabe1
Packersbabe1Packersbabe1Green Bay, Wisconsin USA2 Threads 8,243 Posts
chatillion: Beyond that it's the populations job to keep it from spreading by using common sense and proper procedures.

I'll use some of your words...
The population is beyond common sense.
That's why there are lockdown laws.

Remember the kids at Spring Break who defied social distancing?
I read a story of one boy showing no signs of the the virus happened to be a carrier and brought it back home to his family.

Then let the liability fall on the minister/preacher for defiance of the law.


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Apr 13, 2020 12:40 AM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
There's a difference between rights of 'FREE SPEECH' and limitation on mass assemblies ... surprising that people aren't bright enough to discern that.
Apr 13, 2020 7:12 AM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
I'm surprised at how easily some people are willing to believe everything they're being told by press and the so-called experts about covid19. When with a little investigating it's easy enough to see that all is not what it seems.
I'm also surprised at how easily people adopt a nanny state mentality and are so willing to give up their freedoms. confused
Apr 13, 2020 12:00 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prevents the government from making laws which regulate an establishment of religion, prohibit the free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or the right to petition the government for redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.
Apr 13, 2020 1:36 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
bigjb62: We should all be exempt from lock down laws. In the U.S. it's not the governments job to protect us from a pandemic by forcing us to stay at home. It's the governments job to keep them from entering our country in the first place. In the event a pandemic does get in, then educating the population on proper procedures is the next step. Beyond that it's the populations job to keep it from spreading by using common sense and proper procedures.
It's a tough call on the exempt part, but I can say that Trump has been trying to tighten our borders, and has met only resistance from the loony Left.. As soon as something like this happens the Left are first ones to point fingers at our President...

They are trying to drive this country straight into the ground, while they don't give a crap about the American people.. They should all be dumped out on the street in the same poor neighborhoods, that they themselves destroyed.. Let em deal with it..very mad
Apr 13, 2020 8:13 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
bigjb62: I'm surprised at how easily some people are willing to believe everything they're being told by press and the so-called experts about covid19. When with a little investigating it's easy enough to see that all is not what it seems.
I'm also surprised at how easily people adopt a nanny state mentality and are so willing to give up their freedoms.
There's no need to BELIEVE all the hype, however there's little point in trying to swim against the stream ... just 'keep your head' and this too will pass!

Of course, you COULD always go down to the 'properly socially distanced line' at your local supermarket and start telling the masses how stupid they are to be believing everything they have been told and believe?

You'll probably have a painful experience though - y'll recall that religious wars have been fought over nothing more than a 'difference of beliefs' . Doesn't matter 'what the different beliefs' ACTUALLY are, there's people who will fight to defend teir own sense of rightness ;-)

Give it a go ... let us know the outcome beer
Apr 13, 2020 9:24 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
HexagonKeySet: There's no need to BELIEVE all the hype, however there's little point in trying to swim against the stream ... just 'keep your head' and this too will pass!

Of course, you COULD always go down to the 'properly socially distanced line' at your local supermarket and start telling the masses how stupid they are to be believing everything they have been told and believe?

You'll probably have a painful experience though - y'll recall that religious wars have been fought over nothing more than a 'difference of beliefs' . Doesn't matter 'what the different beliefs' ACTUALLY are, there's people who will fight to defend teir own sense of rightness ;-)

Give it a go ... let us know the outcome
I see between 10 and 15 people a day, some I know but most I don't, and anytime the subject of the virus comes up, and it comes up a lot, I tell them exactly what I believe and why. You see I practice what I preach. I'm not going to close down my business because the government claims there's a pandemic ravaging the world when the evidence doesn't support it.
Sure there's a virus going around and for a very small minority of people it's dangerous, but for the vast majority it's not. I do take precautions and wash my hands often, especially after handling money. I do that not because I fear dying from the virus, but because I don't want to go through the discomfort of being sick, and if I did get sick I would stay home. Which is exactly the same thing I do if I get the flue.
Apr 13, 2020 10:05 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
USKiwi
USKiwiUSKiwiSeattle, Washington USA5 Posts
Both are covered in the First Amendment.
Apr 13, 2020 11:01 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
M4_Mischief
M4_MischiefM4_MischiefBelleville, Ontario Canada2 Threads 8,322 Posts
go for it...assemble at church its your right as long as you take responsibility for when you infect gawd knows how many people...maybe even your own family and if they die you're also willing to take responsibility....all because...well it was your right.....yawn
Apr 13, 2020 11:13 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
bigjb62: I see between 10 and 15 people a day, some I know but most I don't, and anytime the subject of the virus comes up, and it comes up a lot, I tell them exactly what I believe and why. You see I practice what I preach. I'm not going to close down my business because the government claims there's a pandemic ravaging the world when the evidence doesn't support it.
Sure there's a virus going around and for a very small minority of people it's dangerous, but for the vast majority it's not. I do take precautions and wash my hands often, especially after handling money. I do that not because I fear dying from the virus, but because I don't want to go through the discomfort of being sick, and if I did get sick I would stay home. Which is exactly the same thing I do if I get the flue.
Go read the first part (esp) again ... I'm not arguing with you! Rtaher making the case for saving your breath on 'big audiences'

One on one - yep, there's a chance a person will hear you !

cheers
Apr 14, 2020 9:33 AM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
moonglow33
moonglow33moonglow33Brighton, Michigan USA3 Posts
If they contain people They can get a virus. What kind of a question is this that is that is obvious!
Apr 14, 2020 11:04 AM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
galrads: I think churches should be exempt from lockdown if they serve enough wine to everyone.
NWO is in charge now/bye usa,cassie was right trump signed in law the rfid chip implants for 2020,here it is!FEMA/NWO/UN is now in control n food for ur guns n chip in hand is next,ill die a free man/F that.
Apr 14, 2020 11:23 AM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
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Apr 14, 2020 11:51 AM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
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Apr 14, 2020 12:19 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
raphael119: i think it should only apply to synagogues and mosques !
you like stirring the porridge pot ?!
Apr 14, 2020 12:25 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia77 Threads 14 Polls 7,602 Posts
As long as jails are not exempt from lockdown. Its taken ages to choose the right jail, and now they're going to screw up the whole routine? I'd already been planning which weights to use, which fence to pace up and down. And now they go and change it? well thanks a bunch, now I dont know which jail to go to.
Apr 17, 2020 3:02 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
Packersbabe1: For the safety of the people, no church
needs to be open, even if they got the mask
on, the eyes not being protected so if somebody
cough, it still will get in the eyes, some mask
don’t work and you don’t supposed to wear them
unless you sick or caring for a sick person
or working in healthcare
I'm inclined to agree.
Responsible churches wouldn't want to be open.
This would be a good time for compassionate 'home ministry'.
Apr 17, 2020 3:21 PM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
maybe now it's time to end all religion, burn down churches, mosques and temples. confused
Apr 18, 2020 10:29 AM CST NEW POLL! Should Churches be exempt from all "lockdown" laws due to the First Amendment?
MustangWriter: I'm inclined to agree.
Responsible churches wouldn't want to be open.
This would be a good time for compassionate 'home ministry'.
The difference is it has to be a choice between the Church members. And NOT unconstitutionally forced upon them or any other groups or businesses.

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