Almost as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began, a tug of war developed between federal, state and local policymakers and a small group of sometimes angry Christian pastors bent on holding in-person services. Meet the pastors who have refused to close.
President Donald Trump said Friday (May 22) that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential" and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend, even as some parts of the nation remain under coronavirus lockdown.
Ahead of Memorial Day, which honors the nation’s wartime dead, a coalition of activists from across the country will hold a 24-hour online vigil naming some of the people who have died of COVID-19, beginning at 1 p.m. CT on May 20.
Al Mohler, a longtime Southern Baptist leader, repudiated past comments defending slavery, calling them ‘stupid.’ And he says he is ashamed of seminary title with a link to slaveholder. But is there more for him to apologize for?