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Please governors..tell Trump to shut up regarding church openings!

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by intimigator1, May 22, 2020.

  1. 92gator

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    Was speaking in general terms. You're applying it universally.

    So it would seem it's you applying rhe "elem school binary logic."
     
  2. tilly

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    The food pantry is the church. You don't have one without the other. My point is that the overall work of the church is essential to many.
     
  3. 92gator

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    Prompting many of them to betray themselves as anti church, sure.
     
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  4. gatordavisl

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    Food pantry is not a church service. Again, I'm all for church opening. Wife and I are growing tired of the online service. I wonder, though, if mass congregational worshiping in a pandemic is covered in the constitutional right to freely exercise faith.
     
  5. GatorNorth

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    What a completely Trumpian response.

    Accuse someone else of the very thing you did.

    Generally speaking, of course.
     
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  6. gatordavisl

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    Disagree - people can be supportive of religious freedom while expecting better standards for safe worship.
     
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  7. gatordavisl

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    Is Trump promising/threatening to support the opening of food pantries?
     
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  8. tilly

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    Ya lost me.
     
  9. OklahomaGator

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    All of the churches in my town are doing social distancing in their services, masks are encouraged but not required. Those who are in the high risk group are encouraged to stay home and take advantage of their web sites. You can open the churches and still be responsible, they are not mutually exclusive.
     
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  10. Bazza

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    Some days you can't tell the Christians from the lions......
     
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  11. iowagator

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    You mentioned earlier that 30 or so can attend--how are they deciding who is allowed in? Also, are they singing?
     
  12. OklahomaGator

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    They are taking reservations, you can fulfill your weekly obligation by going any time Wed-Sunday. If too many show up not sure what they would do.
     
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  13. gatordavisl

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    I = "is" my bad. I don't think your food pantry is anymore than a side note. Food pantries are a different setting w different dynamics than services.
     
  14. iowagator

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    Interesting. Once we go back our limit will be 25 and we have been talking about how to figure out who gets in LOL
     
  15. tilly

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    Still lost me. A food pantry is not separate from the church. The church is essential to many folks for many reasons.
     
  16. gatordavisl

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    Agreed - was it shut down by the governor? Were they told they could not operate the food pantry? Even if yes, I would argue that the pantry should be opened earlier and more readily than the church service.
     
  17. tilly

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    Lets be honest, choosing who gets in is easy. The bad ones get in first! :D
     
  18. tilly

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    No, to clarify here in NC I have had no issues with our governor. I am just making the point that a church functions based on the fellowship and gathering of its people and all those ministries require those people and can be harmed by the lack of gathering. Services also aid in mental and spiritual help in times of need.
     
  19. gatordavisl

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    I don't dispute that. The food pantry, however, would typically be a lower risk activity. TBH - some churches should carefully consider outdoor services. If folks were aptly spread out and wearing masks, they could sing, shout and otherwise worship with a much greater degree of safety.
     
  20. intimigator1

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    I don't really see the correlation. Because there really isn't any correlation. A gym versus a church or mosque full of people? Nope. Don't see it.
    What kind of irresponsible (,I had a more colourful word) question is that. How many people are jamming into either of those places versus how many just have to pray in a building? Trump is gone in November.
     
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