According to a local Topeka television station, Gov. Laura Kelly announced she will not extend the stay at home order past May 3. She met with business owners to discuss this plan. This is great news!
Regarding the restrictions for mass gatherings, Gov. Kelley plans to be “less restrictive, ” and Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas hopes this includes places of worship. As you recall, Gov. Kelly issued Executive Order 20-18 the week before Easter. Many believe that she singled out churches while carving out broad exemptions for 26 types of secular activities from this gathering ban, including bars, restaurants, libraries, shopping malls, retail establishments, and office spaces.
The U.S. Constitution is not under a “stay at home order,” and the Bill of Rights cannot be quarantined. A crisis is not the time to allow leaders to shred the Constitution. CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance and CWA’s General Counsel Mario Diaz just published a great piece on this very idea: The Constitution was Made for COVID-19.
Contact Gov. Kelly and respectfully tell her to allow churches to reopen as a part of her re-opening of the state.
Gov. Kelly’s contact information:
Phone: Statewide: 877-579-6757; Local: 785-296-3232 | Online contact form
Please join me in prayer
Lord, we pray for Gov. Kelly. We pray that personal feelings will not enter into her decisions, that she will see the path clearly to stick to what is constitutionally correct, and end this apparent vendetta against religious organizations. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 says, “I exhort you therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” I pray we will be patient in our cry to You and sing of Your glory as King David did in Psalm 57. Amen.