In a post on Facebook by Franklin Graham today, Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church in Los Angeles County, California continues to face attacks from authorities for refusing to comply with the county’s order to cancel all indoor worship services.
Over the last few weeks, county officials have repeatedly attempted to get a court order to shutter the church, which has been holding in-person worship services since last month in violation of orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has mandated that churches in some counties refrain from indoor services amid the pandemic.
In a letter dated Aug. 28, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works informed the Sun Valley-based church that on Oct. 1, it is being evicted from a large portion of the parking lot of the church that has been in place continuously since 1975.
In the local government’s latest abuse of authority, Los Angeles County said that the church will be evicted from a piece of land they have used for a parking lot for the last 45 years, if the congregation continues to meet in person.
This is certainly targeted discrimination against Grace Community Church and a clear violation of their constitutional rights. Thomas More Society lawyer Jenna Ellis is defending John MacArthur and the church, and her words are spot on according to Mr. Graham. She said, “the Democrats message to Americans is clear, if you don’t bow to every whim of tyranny, the government will come after you. The church has peacefully held this lease for 45 years and the only reason the County is attempting eviction is because John MacArthur stood up to their unconstitutional power grab. This is harassment, abusive, and unconscionable.”
In my opinion, and the opinion of thousands of other people, If Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have to comply in California, or frankly anywhere she goes, and if the authorities aren’t making her comply, why should the church have to comply. Pastor MacArthur and the church could sure use your prayers and support.