Earlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to permanently close places of worship that resist the city’s order to pause services during the coronavirus outbreak.
De Blasio mentioned that a “small number” of religious communities had ignored his order to pause services and that such defiance of the law could lead to a permanent shuttering of those communities. Such defiance could lead to “closing the building permanently.”
How should churches respond to such a threat?
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