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Brick and mortar churches were on lock-down, but home churches continued to meet.

  With one pastor arrested in Tampa , FL and a pastor in Baton Rouge, LA having a petition (signed by thousands!) demanding his arrest for continuing to hold church meetings, this pandemic has revealed how fragile religious freedom really is in the United States.     There will no doubt be lawsuits and court-cases going to Appellate Courts, State Supreme Courts, and beyond. But regardless, the landscape for American Christians and the free practice of our religion has changed... forever .    But what else is new?     The early Church met in homes from the beginning, and because of religious persecution, were forced to make the choice to obey a higher mandate from a higher authority than that of earthly governments.     They began meeting in secret.      Many Christians around the globe still do so.    The practice of the Christian faith includes "not forsaking" the gathering of ourselves together, "even the more so as you see the day approaching." T

Home-Church Solution to Big Government

    Practice of the Christian faith has been legally under attack for some time now, but the corona-virus pandemic has increased visibility of those like Virginia Governor Northam, who actively seek to undermine the religious freedom of  American Christian s.        " Virginia governor Ralph Northam has made it a criminal offense to attend church services of more than 10 people ."        Readers are encouraged to do their own research. The Southern Poverty Law Center Extremist Files are a good place to start. Several Christian groups are listed there, and it is our opinion that at least two conservative/Christian groups [possibly more] on the list are slanderously libeled as extremist [hate] groups, when they are not.        Is it time for mainstream church leaders and pastors to start taking the idea of home church groups more seriously? Is it time to mentor home-group leaders and encourage congregations to start forming small groups to meet in homes?