On Sunday, Chicago’s Black mayor Lori Lightfoot – who’s also openly gay – decided to punish black churches despite President Trump declaring house of worship is essential.
Lightfoot reportedly sent three marked squad cars and two unmarked cars packed with police to the Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood. That neighborhood is close to Hyde Park where former President Barack Obama live before he became president.
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The pastor of a mainly black congregation, Courtney Lewis shut and locked the doors refusing police entry to the building. Pastor Lewis told reporter Todd Starnes he felt like he was confronting “the Soviet-style KGB” as police pounded on his doors demanding entry to shut the church down.
“Thankfully, our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago,” Lewis said.
Luckily, the church pays for security outside the church to monitor the street during service because the violence in Chicago is so bad. The Security guard reported to the pastor that he observed several occupants in a dark car with tinted windows filming and the pastor went into action.
“All we are seeking is the same consideration and trust that is being tendered toward the liquor stores, abortion clinics, and Walmart,” Lewis told Starnes.
Lewis would like help from U.S. Attorney John Lausch. “We are trying to follow the laws of man as much as reasonably possible, but when the laws of man conflict with the laws of God, I, as a pastor, have a duty to follow the laws of God,” Lewis wrote in a recent letter to Lausch. “We will not be intimidated by this overhanded government bully, but we are requesting the assistance of our president and our Justice Department in correcting this grave miscarriage of the law.”
The mayor Lori Lightfoot has been targeting houses of worship since the lockdown has begun. Lightfoot has begun fining churches she “thinks” are violating the lockdown and has fined at four other churches.