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Trump Says Places of Worship Are ‘Essential,’ Need to Reopen


    • Trump will override any governors if they keep those places of worship closed, he says at the White House

President Trump says churches, synagogues and mosques are “essential places” and says he’s directed the CDC to issue guidelines for the places of worship to reopen. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their guidance for places of worship on Friday afternoon and you may read about it here.

“I said I want the churches to open,” Trump said, “We want to get our churches back.”

The White House and CDC have clashed over providing guidance to religious groups because the Trump administration didn’t want to restrict them, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Samuel Church, a family physician in Hiawassee, Georgia, said in an interview prior to Trump’s comments in Michigan that a number of his patients want to go back to church, but can’t as many have remained closed.

“That’s been decided for them,” he said.

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2 years ago

As far as I can tell, the states that did not lock down are doing better than the ones that did. I am a 70 year old adult, with underlying health issues. I want the freedom to make my own choices, good or bad they are my choices to make. I want to go to my church on Sunday’s and be with my faith family. God decides when we die, I will not live in fear!! I WANT MY FREEDOM BACK.

2 years ago

I agree We need our Churches and need our faith in God always, and in these very troubled times. if you do not have faith you have NOTHING!!!!!!!

2 years ago

In our state Washington our governor Inslee has kept our state mostly locked down including all churches and other places of worship. I would love to see Trump over-ride Inslee but our attorney general Bob Ferguson would immediately challenge this in court and more than likely get some leftist judge to side with him.

Laura K Briese
2 years ago
Reply to  Timothy

We moved to a Consetvative state much happier here, but this liberal left movement is threatening As well. Please Vote Republican across the Ballot and get our Country back to our Roots and Glory as One Nation Under God, and Justice for All. Amen

2 years ago

In North Carolina, our governor has decided that unlike liquor stores and vape shops, churches are not essential. I can’t wait for November to get here so we can tell him that he isn’t essential.

Laura K Briese
2 years ago
Reply to  Wayne


Dan W.
2 years ago

Agree that churches, synagogues and mosques are “essential places” and should be open.

Will members follow CDC guidelines and/or stay home if they are in a high risk group ? Probably not, but that’s their personal choice.

2 years ago
Reply to  Dan W.

Essential,.???? Not really sure. One thing is for certain is that this President has to take this seriously. 100,000 people DEAD. And still growing. Do people not get it. Why is this death rate alright with anyone that is sane. I guess until it hits you personally you wont get it. I dont wish that on anyone, but that may be what it takes. So we just keep opening everything up cause this Presidents says so??? Please Wake UP!!!!

Dan W.
2 years ago
Reply to  Rich

Arguably as “essential” as WalMart or Target. In any case, it’s an election year so expect a little electioneering from the President.

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