How the Biden administration’s COVID-19 plans could threaten churches
You probably never imagined waking up one day to find the doors of your church closed. Or the government threatening pastors with criminal penalties for holding a church service.
Why would you?
This is America. And our nation was founded to protect religious freedom.
But then COVID-19 arrived.
It affected our communities in ways no one saw coming.
Across the country, government officials were put to the test. Many adopted appropriate regulations designed to protect the health and safety of members of their communities. But some abused their power by targeting places of worship and ministries that collectively serve millions of people in need.
In America, the government can’t treat churches and people of faith as second-class citizens. The First Amendment makes that clear.
But sadly, too many government officials have done just that.
So what does this have to do with the Biden administration?
President Biden promised he would urge state governors to issue new COVID-19 orders if he was elected. While we don’t know what those orders would be, we do know that Biden has publicly praised Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the pandemic, even though her COVID-19 orders have been struck down by multiple courts, including the Michigan Supreme Court.
John, we must remain vigilant to stand against any government efforts to unlawfully restrict the rights of churches.
What affects the Church affects YOU
Since the restrictions due to COVID-19 began, Alliance Defending Freedom has assisted, or equipped others to assist, thousands of churches and ministries.
And you’ve played a key role in that, John.
Since March, you’ve helped secure 15 legal victories on behalf of churches and religious ministries. Your prayers and generosity have impacted your brothers and sisters across the entire country—from as far east as Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina, to the western shores of Oregon and Washington.
But some government officials continue to discriminate against churches and threaten the free exercise of religion.
This must stop.
The more the government interferes with the affairs of the Church, the more at risk your religious freedom becomes.
Because what affects the Church affects you, John.
There’s no question: if churches are treated unfairly by more COVID-19 regulations, it would be a huge burden on Americans of faith during an already difficult time.
That’s why Alliance Defending Freedom will stand against any attempt to impose restrictions on your most cherished liberties. We are prepared to provide a winning defense for your religious freedom—all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
But this work is only possible with God’s blessing (John 15:5) and your faithful support.
Generous Ministry Friends have already given a $50,000 challenge grant to help protect freedom during this critical time. They want to inspire you to join the movement to defend our God-given and constitutionally protected freedoms.
If you feel strongly that America must remain a free nation, please consider adding your tax-deductible gift to the challenge grant today.
Your support helps ensure that freedom always has a winning defense against the Biden administration’s threats to your God-given freedoms. Will you help protect religious freedom here in America with a contribution of $20, $50, $100, or more?