The emperor of the
Godless Golden State has lowered his scepter and allowed churches to meet again this Sunday, albeit new decrees from the Caliphate of California impose some draconian restrictions.
Along with rules limiting worship gatherings to one-hundred people or less, Governor Newsom is also forbidding church attenders from hugging or shaking hands. Additionally, they are requiring “limited singing” and the wearing of masks.
Furthermore, churches can only worship together if county health departments give their permission, leaving the decision to 58 little dictators.
Welcome to California.
However, a silver lining is that Orange County rolled their eyes to the Governor’s orders and said those limitations were too restrictive. According to the Los Angeles Times…
Orange County supervisors on Tuesday declared religious services “essential” and expressed concerns that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to reopen places of worship with major restrictions is too constraining for megachurches and other large institutions.
Unfortunately, the unanimously-passed resolution is not binding.