The news is out: [A pastor in California is threatening to defy a court order barring indoor services at his church while Georgia reports that a 7-year-old has become the youngest person in the state to die from the coronavirus.
Pastor Rob McCoy of the Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, about 45 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, said in a livestream broadcast on the church’s YouTube page Friday night that he “will be violating” a court order.
The temporary restraining order by a Ventura County judge prohibits McCoy from offering indoor services at his church or any other indoor venue in the county until Aug. 31.
McCoy could still host a service outdoors, according to the order. But he said during the livestream that there are no public parks big enough to accommodate 1,500 congregants.
He also cited safety concerns around threats made to churchgoers during the pandemic and a church staff member’s allergy to sunlight as reasons why would violate the order this weekend.
“We will be open this Sunday,” McCoy said. “We’re planning on having services at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.”]
There is no reason why the good pastor is not allowed to pass the collection plate, I mean have indoor services. One has to be a blooming idiot to enter a church to bring money to a crook. Then again, the coronavirus may be a way for God to make more angels.