Crosstalk: May 5, 2020
Mat Staver is a constitutional attorney, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. Mat has argued before all levels of court including landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s an author and is the speaker on the radio programs, ‘Faith & Freedom’ and ‘Freedom’s Call.’
In Kansas City, Missouri, on May 6 they plan on relaxing some of the restrictions on non-essential businesses. Non-essential includes churches. So anyone who comes and stays more than 10 minutes, their name and other contact information must be recorded. The business or church needs to keep that information for 30 days. Such information obtained by the Department of Public Health is said to remain confidential and will be used only to address public health concerns and to contact individuals who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. This is to help trace, test and isolate those who may have been exposed.
This means that if someone has been exposed to the coronavirus, but not confirmed by test, and under questioning were to say they were in a particular church in the past 30 days, authorities could go to that church and demand the information from those who attended over the last 30 days. Those individuals will then be contacted by the Department of Health, they will be traced, be required to be tested and they may be isolated as well.
Now imagine seekers/visitors going to such a church as rules are being relaxed. They may wonder why the church is insisting upon receiving such information. What are churches to do in Kansas City if someone refuses to provide the necessary information? They are to be refused entry.
There was much more discussed including situations involving churches in Kentucky and Virginia, the constitutional and biblical authority of governors in these instances, the comparisons to Nazi Germany, and listeners had an opportunity to present their views as well.
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