Dr. Schaffner on Trump declaring houses of worship essential: Coronavirus 'loves congregations'

Dr. William Schaffner on President Trump declaring houses of worship 'essential': “The virus is not religious...It won’t respond to prayer...It loves congregations...Religious gatherings have been sources...where this virus has been transmitted widely.”

5/23/2020 1:20:00 AM

Dr. William Schaffner on President Trump declaring houses of worship 'essential': “The virus is not religious...It won’t respond to prayer...It loves congregations...Religious gatherings have been sources...where this virus has been transmitted widely.”

President Donald Trump said Friday that places of worship are 'essential' and should open this weekend. Dr. William Schaffner says if houses of worship are going to open, it needs to be done responsibly: “The virus is not religious. It won’t respond to prayer, I’m afraid. It loves congregations. That’s been demonstrated both here and abroad. These religious gatherings have been sources, sites where this virus has been transmitted widely.”

Share this -copiedPresident Donald Trump said Friday that places of worship are "essential" and should open this weekend. Dr. William Schaffner says if houses of worship are going to open, it needs to be done responsibly: “The virus is not religious. It won’t respond to prayer, I’m afraid. It loves congregations. That’s been demonstrated both here and abroad. These religious gatherings have been sources, sites where this virus has been transmitted widely.”

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At least let's involve God, the author of Man and science Trump is trying to sacrifice religious people to the virus. He does not care for anyone’s safety, just popularity !!!!! WilliamSingourd 30 Pastors died who held services illegally in the South. But it doesn't love Walmart, Costco, beaches, bars and malls.... Shut up and get lost!!

But liquor stores are essential? freddyatton And viruses don't take breaks or vacations. So true!! Praying unfortunately wont prevent or cure CoVid19!! And WE dont need the Church to pray!! PRAY any where any time you want!! God does not limit!!! Trump is beyond EVIL hes not a church goer!! He most likely does NOT even pray! Maybe for more MONEY and to get his way

God doesn't care where and when you take time for God. Just that you do. Jesus went to the people and desert. He only went to the synagogue to point failings. Then new Dr. Fauci is telling the truth. Prayer will not stop Covid-19 be realistic. The ORANGE NASTY BEAST GO TO CHURCH.....I HIGHLY DOUBT IT...

Finally a Dr. we can trust!!! Ask Cuomo if it would spread as aggressively as the nursing homes...if people want to worship let them worship...hell Cuomo was sending Corona bombs to people who had no choice or chance to defend themselves but the MSM cares about transmission at a worship service..ha Trump didnt believe there was covid 19 virus but called it a hoax. Plz dont he might use that for himself

God is everywhere! Trump never cared about churches until they became his propaganda machines. Stay away from crowds and avoid getting sick. Ok let's go all to Costco or Wallmart to buy toilet paper, is this a diarrea virus doctor? When ever two or more of you are gathered in his name. You don't have to go to church to worship.

China hates us. PA Rabbi to moron Trump:'Houses of Worship are open, but we are doing our essential business in new ways... I believe that the business of our Houses of Worship is to spread God's love and not disease...We don't need you to tell us how to do God's work.' TrumpReich Coronavirus is not at my over crowded Walmart, costco, target, grocery store, home depot, or Lowe's. But in my church?

Culling of the Christian evangelical herd The US Constitution doesn't care what the clown doctor says. If you want to stay home, stay home! You can't tell everyone to stay home. Also, you can pray at home. You can’t buy milk at home. Unlike retail store, most congregations not a few shoppers, no distancing, no masks,lengthy service not brief visit,singing which amplifies spread, passing collection plates. TrumpReich

If people can congregate in Walmart, Lowe’s and supermarkets than they can go to church . You’re owned by the same guy who makes the vaccines Practicing religious beliefs in a socially responsible way is so important for many people to maintain sanity and to pray for their family's well being. Funny this Dr believes that God didn't create man!! Good try msdnc..always working the false way around the truth!! SERIOUSLY

Love of Jesus is essential! Going into a crowded building to worship is not! God is everywhere! Worship doesn’t only happen on Sunday or you are doing it wrong! Says the atheist They can have services outside I watched the full interview, he said Bars & Casino’s were only thing worse than Religious Gatherings. People get too dumb after drinking in bars. Casinos have dealers touching cards & chips spreading viruses distributing to all players.

SO WHY IS WALMART , TARGET HOME DEPOT OPEN? As soon as I seen this man all I could hear was “disco duck”! 😂😂😂😂I’m praying for me😊😊😊he who has ears to hear. But it doesn't love abortion centres? But it doesn't love places of abortion erh? God forgive us all! Can someone please tell me just what church plump trump will be attending this weekend?

It won't respond to prayer? God is not going to allow science to have the final say on rather prayer works. In fact, the Bible says God will confound the wise. So cultists are essential. Mindless followers is what makes america great. I just had a fear this knee jerk reaction to COVID-19 will lead to those who have it at death being cremated no matter what. What has happened to those who died with it? Does the COVID-19 die?

Let Trump pander if he wants. According to the last election we need about 80,000 fewer of them. Tax the Churches, or stay the hell out of politics. That’s just Trump desperately trying to hold on to some of the more gullible of his cult. Hmmmm so the virus is from Satan? Rumor: Coronavirus is agnostic Will Trump be in church on Sunday?

Thank dr. Paid for to say what we want Don't believe the polls Trump is way ahead of hillary oops i mean joe biden Let's stay locked up forever Everything is freeeee Nursing and long term care living are sources, numbers show this! Where my pro choice people at? My body my choice right? Isn't that how it goes?

People can choose to go or not catlover1943 People aren’t dying FAST ENOUGH for tRump’s liking. He’s like “just let the virus run it’s course and kill who it’s gonna kill, but faster so we can get OVER this!” I didn't realize a church was considered a business. 10th Amendment. We practice stricter social distancing and cleanness than Walmart and have a good bank for the poor.

Look on the bright side ... the virus just may rid the country of religious nutcases once and for all. People congregate in Walmart’s, Kroger’s, Lowe’s, Home Depot. So what’s your point. We got this. Go sit down Trump is feeling the heat on those negative poll numbers. Ahhh but doctor, by saying the virus won't respond to prayer is throwing down the biggest challenge to believers. They want, they crave battles like this to show their spiritual prowess. A bible verse does say prayer can move mountains and so, they ignore science and pray.

It won't respond to prayer ?!!! Did the President mention which essential church he would be attending Sunday? Yeah sooooo it’s allergic to Walmart and tattoo parlors and abortion clinics. Got it veronica_helm Besides the moral horror that this president just can't help being at any given moment, you have to question the political wisdom of apparently trying to kill off your base.

'The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” - Psalm 14:1 I am having a little trouble seeing how it’s bad to let churches deal with COVID-19 in their own way. I mean it is possible to open up a place of worship and only let a few people in at a time or have everyone sit in their cars while they provide services in small groups.

Dr Donny Death Trumpy Bear! It’s all we’re here for; “OUR DEAR LEADER”. It’s always about him. His personality requires it. He Fakes (lies) about taking hydroxychoriquin, maybe he does take enough to have a trace, then goes to Walter Reed Hospital to FAKE something so the countries talking about it. TABLOID

Matthew 18-20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” It doesn't look like the house needs to be packed.

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