Pastor Jack Hibbs — a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump — bragged on June 5 about reopening Calvary Church in Chino Hills, California on May 31 (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
A video of the service showed people crowded together, not wearing masks or social distancing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hibbs told Prager University (not a real university) host Will Witt that the church service — which likely exposed churchgoers to COVID-19 — was “absolutely amazing” and was “the way God intended it.”
Hibbs also said people were “crying with joy because they are being human again,” but made no mention how the deadly and contagious coronavirus may have spread to the humans during the “joy.”
Witt, who was not wearing a mask, interviewed churchgoers who were also not wearing masks: “The government says churches are non-essential, what do you think about that?”
The churchgoers, predictably, disagreed.
However, when state and local governments have classified houses of worship as “non-essential” it has not been done in a pejorative manner, as evangelicals frequently claim.
The “non-essential” classification refers to the “essentials” needed for humans to survive on earth: food, water, shelter and medical care.
Christians can, and have, survived without going to a building deemed a “church.”
In fact, there is not one verse in the Bible that says Christians must meet inside a church on a weekly basis.
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