This is such a hideous and inappropriate thing to say. And just wrong. Many journalists are people of faith. It’s also our job to ask if it’s *safe* for people to go back to churches and other houses of worship. https://t.co/YCdjCSM5Cg
"Today, I am identifying houses of worship, churches, synagogues, and mosques as essential places that provide essential services."
Why is the media ignoring the hate crimes happening against Churches all across America?
Churches are being burnt down and vandalized. Do Christians not matter to the media?
BREAKING: President Trump has just deemed houses of worship/churches essential!
Governors must allow services, or he will override them.
This is a HUGE win!
Thank you, President Trump!
The 10th Amendment prohibits trump from overriding Governors' decisions on opening churches.
POINTS to the Founding Fathers.
Places of worship are ESSENTIAL.
reaffirmed his support for the First Amendment by announcing new @CDCgov
guidance to allow churches, synagogues, mosques & other places of worship to re-open SAFELY.
This President stands with Americans of ALL faiths!
Trump grandstanding about opening churches. He thinks it’ll help him. I’m not sure he understands how viruses spread.
To be clear, Trump can't do shit to force churches/temples/mosques to open. Little thing called the 10th Amendment
Referencing "liquor stores and abortion clinics" Trump declares churches and houses of worship as "essential businesses" and must open "right now." He then notes if the governors don't agree “I will override the governors." The 10th Amendment is not a suggestion.
If churches are essential, as Trump says, shouldn't they be paying taxes?
Thank you, @realDonaldTrump
for your bold commitment to religious liberty. It is time for our churches to open their doors.
If churches are essential, then they should pay taxes like everything that is.
NOW: Dr. Birx says if you don't feel well, then don't go to church - defending decision to open churches. Moments after clearly saying that asymptomatic people may not know they're sick and can continue to infect people with COVID-19. @realDonaldTrump
Trump decreeing all churches open is literally leading the flock to slaughter.
I’m sorry, but Trump can’t do shit to open churches, not without violating the 10th Amendment.
Not sure why you’d want churches open anyway, it’s not like the flying sky wizard has been any help throughout the pandemic.
White people want businesses to open
Black people want liquor stores & churches to open.
Trump says churches should open immediately! What’s your thoughts?
3 FACTS on @POTUS
✅No church is “forced” to open; no person forced to attend
✅Churches aren’t given an exemption, but like grocery stores, also follow CDC guidelines
✅Governors don’t have the power to declare churches (or any service/biz) non-essential
Churches are essential now?! Wtf Trump, people are going to die as a result of this. Also, since when is an essential business tax exempt? So fucking stupid. 🙄
I don't even think Jesus would force churches to open during a pandemic of this magnitude. I know my God won't.
A note about the world's worst super-spreader events:
3 of the worst were from churches
South Korea (Feb 9/16) >5,000 cases
France (Feb 17) > 2,500 cases
US (March 10) 53 cases
If churches ever have to pay taxes, crazy evangelicals would magically disappear.
President Trump says churches are "essential services" and he will "override governors" so they can reopen https://t.co/jVx7jqYXl6
Trump can't do Jack 💩 to force churches to open.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the STATES respectively, or to the PEOPLE.”
I’m sorry but Fuckface’s concern about churches and houses of worship is just really beating irony with a fucking baseball bat.
News identified at least 33 African American bishops, reverends and pastors who have died from COVID-19.
The Church of God in Christ, the largest black Pentecostal denomination in the U.S., has lost seven bishops to the coronavirus. @ABC
#trump said that if any Governor tried to interfere with his orders for churches to reopen...he would step in.
This is in violation of the Constitution. Whatever happened to the GOP who have been such strong proponents of State's rights?
I think a lot of the media discourse about closure orders and worship is far too dismissive -- churches have a constitutional right not to be disfavored relative to secular institutions, and there are live legal questions in several states about whether the orders do that.