Special to California Black Media Partners
Hardy Brown, Publisher Emeritus, Black Voice News and co-founder of California Black Media
Pres. Trump is tempting Christians to crowd into churches, implying your God will protect you.
Trump knows that Coronavirus/COVID-19, “Rona” as it is called in the hood, is killing more Blacks than any other race of States, Black Americans represent nearly 13% of living in counties where the 13% and 85%, account for more than half of all COVID-19 infections, and they make up almost 60% of deaths.
But Black clergy and Civil Rights organizations are putting up a wall of resistance, remaining cautious businesses, and public spaces, considering the havoc COVID-19 is wreaking in our to all my men and women of faith to reject that because, clearly, we are not in the position to safely tell congregants of any faith to come in person and worship without risking their lives and risking their health,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, President an CEO of National Action Network.
Fortunately, this past Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Gov Newsom’s ban on in-person church services, after President Trump reclassified churches as essential last week.
The only way Black people should go back to church like the President is suggesting is if they see the Blood of the Lamb painted over the door and they personally hear God speak loud and clear, “you will be safe in this church building.”