One of NARAL’s favorite governors, Virginia’s Ralph Northam–who cares more about the companion animals than unborn human beings–presented at state coronavirus briefing telling constituents how he thinks they should worship and where they should worship.
Northam said in the briefing addressing the faith communities: “This is a holy time for multiple faith traditions.
“The holidays are typically times of joy and community–we gather together, we celebrate our faith, we celebrate with family, but this year we need to think about what is truly the most important thing–Is it the worship or the building?
“For me God is wherever you are. You don’t need to sit in the church pew for God to hear your prayers.
“So I strongly call on our faith leaders, to lead the way and set an example for their members–worship with a mask on is still worship.
“Worship outside or worship online is still worship.”
Yes, born-again Bible- believing Christians would not argue that of course God hears our prayers regardless of where we are. However, what do you think about a head of a state government telling you how and where you should worship?
It is a frightening thing when government officials tell the church what they can and cannot do. We must remain vigilant against this and other moves by government authorities at all levels because they will not stop.
By the way Gov. Northam, Hebrews 10:25 says quite clearly–Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.