I pointed yesterday to a story that explains why John MacArthur has decided to ignore a shutdown order:
“Government officials have no right to interfere in ecclesiastical matters in a way that undermines or disregards the God-given authority of pastors and elders,” MacArthur wrote.
Services went forward yesterday as promised, and at least one attendee was grateful that MacArthur didn’t surrender his “God-given authority”:
John MacArthur steps up to the pulpit. Congregation stands and applauds. I may have teared up.
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) July 26, 2020
Stop and think about that for a moment: MacArthur is being applauded for breaking the law in a way that endangers their lives. Granted, they have the right to expose themselves to the risk of Covid-19 if that’s what they wish to do — but they have no right whatever to make such a decision on behalf of their children, your children, their co-workers, your parents, the pizza delivery kid or the drive-through attendee at the dry cleaner or McDonald’s.
Let’s be straight about this: those people have sewage where they ought to have brains and character, and MacArthur (like The Donald) is running a cult of personality.
At least one tweet got it right:
🙏 We can finally get back to church to worship our pastors. https://t.co/EQQSwrqN7W
— Hunter™️ – Kierkegaard's anon account (@HunterCrowder6) July 27, 2020
There is no defense against these morons but to put them out of your life and let natural selection have them. None.