Donald Trump wants makes churches essential businesses?

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    Stevennix2001posted 4 years ago

    Apparently, Donald Trump wants to have churches classified as essential businesses and have them reopen.   Now, I'm not going to get into a religious debate with anyone here, but if you guys want to have one in this forum, then please don't let me stop you, as I won't intervene.   However, my biggest concern about Trump doing this is the fact that it's already been reported on the news that several people have gotten the coronavirus from going to churches.

    And no offense to anyone who goes to religious churches, mosques, or whatever, I respect your right to want to go to those places if you feel it gives you "spiritual" guidance, but my biggest question is how is praying in the privacy and safety of your own home any different than praying at a church?   Am I missing something here?  Because I just don't see the need to reopen churches right now, as we have other businesses we need to worry about reopening first.

    However, I would be okay with it if they were to allow people to still attend church gatherings via online like my mom and step father do currently.  As long as the churches at least give their members a choice between going in person or doing it online like my mom does, then I guess I can accept that.  But if she's forced to go to the church physically in person?  Yea....I'm not so sure about that but what are your thoughts on this?  Here's a link to hear this from Trump himself.   

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3s3Cj0vIsw

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    PrettyPantherposted 4 years ago

    He's pandering.

    Some churches are declining to open despitreTrump's encouragement, as their leaders are using the brains they believe God gave them.

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      Stevennix2001posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, as he's definitely pandering.   Personally, I don't see how praying in the privacy and safety of your own home is any different than doing it in a public place like a church if we're being honest.  Heck, you might even say it's a lot better to do it at home given the current pandemic we're in.

      That's why I was glad when my mother told me how she was doing her church gatherings online these days.   

      Personally, I think this could've waited because we really don't know how well things will go when we start to reopen the economy.  Heck I read somewhere that China already tried to reopen their economy months ago and had to reclose again temporarily due to the coronavirus getting out of hand, so I think Trump is jumping the gun here, but we'll see how this works out.   

      I just hope nobody gets hurt, as that's what concerns me.

  3. GA Anderson profile image85
    GA Andersonposted 4 years ago

    I agree. I also think he is pandering to a voting block. But . . .

    I can understand that attending church services is essential for many folks. I know it is an overused comparison, but it is hard to argue against; "Tatto parlors are allowed to open, but churches aren't?"

    However, my support for reopening churches is conditioned on how they do it. I think that they, more than any other venue, must abide by all of the recommended safe practices.

    GA

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      PrettyPantherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have nothing against any business or church opening if they devise and carry out effective practices to keep the risk to employees and customers/parishioners low.

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The difference between churches and tattoo parlors is the logistics of controlling crowds and the sheer number of people interacting and the practicality of "social distancing" which is easier to control in one faculty over the other.

      And it is as you say, a political ploy, as Trump is both immoral and amoral and is not making his demands based on any real spiritual calling.

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        GA Andersonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I understand the difference Cred. But it is still a tough argument to present in the context of "essential.".

        GA

 
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