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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Backtracks–Church (and other religions?) Services are “Essential.” True, But So Is Freedom of Assembly!

April 3, 2020

According to this post at The Daily Signal,   Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order stating church and worship services (to include Synagogues and Mosques and whatever…I mean, Passover is also coming up as well as Easter!) are ESSENTIAL and this (likely with the “social distancing” scenario) means that Easter and other religious services are back on the menu so-to-speak. According to the article:

As authorities arrest pastors for holding Sunday services in defiance of social distancing orders, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that religious services are to be considered essential in his state.

Abbott issued an executive order relating to statewide continuity of essential services and activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The order mandated that all Texans will minimize social gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household, and, among other statutes, clarified that religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship are to be considered essential services.

Good on Governor Abbott.   The man claims to be a Christian, right? (Yes, he’s a Zionist one, but still…) So for him to allow what really is essential as part of the right in The Bill of Rights First Article/Constitution First Amendment as to the Freedom of Assembly is a good thing. But he needs to do better, allowing ALL Freedom of Assembly for all truly essential events and really, all events. Period. End of Story!