John MacArthur, the pastor of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, told the “Todd Starnes Show” on Wednesday that the state threatened to lock him up for 90 days and slap his church with a $1,000 fine for holding indoor church services, but he said that he is not going to let the threat interfere with his mission.
“My hero in the Bible is the apostle Paul,” MacArthur said. “And I would be happy to experience what he experienced in every town that he went into. He didn’t ask what the hotel was like, he asked what the jail was like because that’s where he knew he’d end up.”
California has been the battlefield of intense clashes between religious leaders and Sacramento. The state insists that church services are dangerous during the China Virus outbreak and have put strict guidelines in place.
Critics call the guidelines an infringement on the constitutional rights of the faithful and even point to the hypocrisy of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s encouragement for the anti-police protests that erupted in the state.Source