“You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up! Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one and if they ever figure that out, there goes our way of life! It’s not about food. It’s about keeping those ants in line.”
– Hopper, A Bug’s Life
I never intended to get involved in the COVID debate. My preference was to simply to watch it unfold without paying it much attention.
Then The High Priestess of COVID decided my mental health and my Charter Rights and Freedoms were expendable.
I tried to stay out of it.. I really did, but Bonnie Henry crossed the line.
Now I’ll be wading in to the COVID debacle regularly and will, in the coming weeks, address a variety of untruths perpetuated by governments, media and sheeple alike.
If you’re easily offended, you’ll probably want to stop reading now for much of what lies ahead will almost certainly fry your delicate sensibilities.
Truth, bluntly expressed, is not for the faint of heart.
If, however, you are one of those increasingly rare individuals who is both willing and able to examine all sides of an issue before coming to a conclusion then I encourage you to keep reading.
With that preamble out of the way we can now begin.
Yesterday I mocked and ridiculed Dr. Bonny Henry – The High Priestess of COVID – for her senseless COVID Commandments because they contradict themselves on almost every line.
Today I’ll address Bonnie Henry’s order to shut down all religious gatherings because “faith is not a building, it’s not about Sunday mornings. It’s not about rights, but it’s about community and responsibility to our fellow citizens.”
Faith is Not a Building, Nor is it Sunday Morning
If discussions of faith or Bible quotations offend your delicate sensibilities, please jump to the section titled , “It’s Not About Rights”.
The High Priestess is only partially correct when she declares “faith is not a building, it’s not about Sunday mornings.”
No, it’s not necessarily about the building. It’s about obeying God’s Commandments, not Bonny Henry’s, and God clearly commands His people to come together for public worship, which makes it all about Sunday morning.
Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.”
Attending weekly worship services is critical for believers to maintain their mental health.
Non-believers may scoff at this notion. Scoff away.
Gallup Inc., the famous American polling company founded in 1935 by George Gallup, recently conducted a poll about the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 on the mental health of Americans.
Only one group of people’s mental health improved from last year until today: weekly attendees of worship services. Every other category of mental health declined significantly, often by double-digits.
If Bonnie Henry was concerned about British Columbians’ mental health in the slightest she would declare places of worship as essential services, just like Walmart, PetSmart, Best Buy and Dollarama, all of whom are permitted to do business as usual with astounding occupancy allowances.
COVID Can’t Kill Black Friday?
Eight days after Bonnie Henry issued her edict forbidding churches to hold worship services was Black Friday – the biggest single-day sale each year.
Apparently COVID can’t kill people on that holy day, because as the ad from a Chilliwack newspaper states clearly, “Available in-store or online.”
Stores Can Host Hundreds but Churches Must Close?
The numbers below are for Chilliwack locations of these stores. Photographs of the front doors of these businesses are at the bottom of this commentary, thanks to a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous.
- Dollarama 50 people
- PetSmart 123 people
- BestBuy 131 people
- Walmart 911 people
It’s utterly absurd for Bonnie Henry, our High Priestess of COVID to claim Walmart’s 911 person limit, Best Buy’s 131 person limit and PetSmart’s 123 person limit does not contribute to COVID transmissions but a church worship service of 50 people or less does.
If it’s safe for Dollarama to host 50 people for as long as they care to remain in the store, surely it’s safe for a church, a synagogue or a temple to host 50 people for a worship service, too.
So long as these limits are arbitrary, contradictory and, to be blunt, downright stupid, my fervent prayer is that every place of worship in the province of British Columbia opens their doors this coming weekend, in defiance of the High Priestess.
Lastly, faith, for Christians, is also about putting God first, just as God demands in the First Commandment.
Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
“No other gods before me” includes COVID-19 and its High Priestess, Bonnie Henry.
As the sign held by this lovely young woman (right) rightly proclaims, “God is Bigger than COVID”.
It’s Not About Rights
Yes, Bonnie, it really is about rights.
The Charter, Section 2(a) and 2(b) states, under the heading of “Fundamental freedoms“:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
These two “Fundamental freedoms” don’t cease to exist simply because you declare it so.
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms did not cease to exist simply because you said it must.
Your orders will not survive a Charter challenge. If you believe it can, then I urge you to order your government agents to ticket every single church that defies your unconstitutional order this coming weekend.
Now there’s a court case I would happily wear a mask to cover, in person.
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