President Trump Orders Governors to Open Churches: “In America, We Need More Prayer Not Less”

By Steven Ertelt  


(Washington, DC) – After weeks of Democrat governors discriminating against churches by keeping them closed by letting abortion clinics stay open to kill unborn children, President Trump issued an order today declaring churches “essential” and ordering governors to let them reopen.


The president announced that a new CDC classification declares churches “essential” and he announced the new policy today at a White House briefing. “If they don’t do it, I will override the governors. In America, we need more prayer, not less,” he stated.


Trump criticized Democrat governors for keeping “liquor stores and abortion centers” open during the coronavirus lock down while keeping places of worship shuttered. “It’s not right,” he said, declaring his move is aimed at “correcting this injustice.”


“If there’s any question, they’re going to have to call me,” Trump said. “But they are not going to be successful in that call.”


The order follows on comments supporting churches on Thursday. “We want them (churches) to reopen. I mean literally, I just got off the phone with CDC and I talked about churches. I said, ‘I want the churches to open.’ And the people want the churches to open, and I think you’ll have something come down very soon from CDC. We want to get our churches back and our country is coming back,” Trump told reporters Thursday.


“I think you’ll start with churches, I think you’ll start with some other states that have been very resistant. You have a lot of, unfortunately in this case Democrat governors, I think they think it’s good politics to keep it closed. But what are they doing? They are hurting themselves. I don’t think it is good politics. They are hurting themselves. They are hurting their state and it’s not good,” Trump said.


“I think they are being forced to open, frankly. The people want to get out. You’ll break the country if you don’t. And I think they look at it as a possible November question. It’s not a November question, it happens to be very bad for them,” he added.


Churches across the country have been fighting to stay open amid the shutdowns, pointing to how abortion facilities are allowed to keep killing unborn babies in elective abortions but pastors cannot hold services – supposedly because it could jeopardize people’s lives.


Some states, including Mississippi, did include elective abortions in their shutdown orders, but pro-abortion groups sued and successfully blocked many of the orders.

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