Some people are just going to be tyrants despite what the people voice to them. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is one such person. Not only did she place limitations on Churches, but when the people’s representatives overturned her order to limit religious gatherings to 10 people, she decided to sue.
First, on Tuesday, Kansas.com reported:
Easter looming, Kansas Republican leaders on Wednesday revoked Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s order limiting religious gatherings to 10 people as the state’s coronavirus death toll jumped 40 percent.
House and Senate leaders — meeting as a body called the Legislative Coordinating Council — voted along party lines to throw out the directive. Their decision came as the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the state climbed to more than 1,000 and the death count ticked up to 38.
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Church gatherings have produced three case clusters across the state and health officials fear Easter gatherings could further spread the deadly coronavirus. Pastors and priests now confront a stark choice: forgo in-person services on Christianity’s holiest day or open church buildings and potentially risk exposing parishioners.
Kelly denounced the legislators’ decision at a late afternoon press conference, calling it “shockingly irresponsible” and one likely to cost lives.
She said she instructed her legal counsel to explore a court challenge. According to the governor, it was unclear whether an overall statewide ban on mass gatherings of more than 10 people remained in effect.
“There are real life consequences to the partisan games Republicans played today,” Kelly said.
Actually, the only thing costing lives is the tyranny of lockdowns and stay at home orders.
Still, The New York Post reported on the Republican’s view:
Senate President Susan Wagle, a Republican from Wichita, said most people had already decided not to attend church ahead of Easter Sunday prior to Kelly’s order, which took effect Wednesday afternoon and also banned funeral services of more than 10 attendees.
“I think they were just very upset with the fact that the government was going to tell them that they couldn’t practice their religion,” Wagle told the newspaper.
Wagle said most of Wagle’s constituents were already aware of the deadly virus, which had killed at least 42 people statewide as of Thursday, WIBW reports.
“But don’t tell us we can’t practice our religious freedoms,” Wagle told the Wichita Eagle.
Kelly is now ready to sue, asking the Kansas Supreme Court to rule in her favor.
In a petition to the Kansas Supreme Court, Kelly asked the judges to resurrect her Tuesday executive order that limited religious gatherings and funerals to 10 people amid the covid-19 pandemic. She argued Wednesday’s party-line vote revoking her order, by the seven-person Legislative Coordinating Council, was unconstitutional.
In an interview Thursday, Kelly called the vote “mind-blowing.”
“This is a purely political move, one that I find incredibly unfortunate,” she said. While the legislature as a whole has the authority to check her emergency powers, she argued, the seven-person council does not.
Right, and her tyrannical move regarding church assemblies was not “purely political.” Got it.
Kelly’s order was as unconstitutional as it gets. The fact she doesn’t see that is exactly why she shouldn’t be in authority. It was the woman deceived, remember (1 Timothy 2:14)? And women in these positions are merely markers of God’s judgment (Isaiah 3:12).
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