1000 Health professionals signed a document saying not to shutdown protests. View Here
“we wanted to present a narrative that prioritizes opposition to racism as vital to the public health, including the epidemic response…. this should not be confused with a permissive stance on all gatherings, particularly protests against stay-at-home orders. ” (does the disease know the difference?)
How about Congregated Worship? People being together, instead of being ordered to house arrest under force of law like prisoners, how about people’s emotional and spiritual well-being? People’s right to run their business and provide for their family? Are they “vital to public health?”
I agree with the right to peaceful protest….even during COVID. This post is not about the protests. Its also not in support of keeping the lock-down.
You see, this has nothing to do with Science, but Priorities. In America, Individuals get to prioritize what is important for them, Not Governments, or in some cases 1 Person in a State or locality.
You have Dignity, made in the Image of God, to flourish, and work, and be in relationship, and to be seen, and heard, and worship. These are God-given rights. I’m glad its recognized in this case. I hope it will soon be recognized in the other dignity crushing policies that have been enacted.