Pastors explain push to reopen churches in coronavirus pandemic – Business Insider

While most of the country remains under phased social distancing orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some faith leaders across the US are making a First Amendment case to open up places of worship.Three pastors explained to Business Insider why they’re fighting to open up.”I’m not afraid to get COVID-19 when I go to Home Depot and neither should anyone be afraid when they come to church,” one pastor, Diego Mesa, put it.On Friday, President Donald Trump said he would force governors to open up places of worship, even though he doesn’t have the authority to do so.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Diego Mesa was driving in Southern California on Thursday evening when he passed shops selling donuts, clothes, and cannabis.It boggles his mind that these
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