Nails scattered at the entrance parking lot of Kentucky church packed with people for Easter service amid state safer-at-home order
Easter weekend measures for churches were taken in Kentucky after Gov. Andy Beshear’s announcement. According to it, during the Easter weekend now the churches and mass gatherings must record license plates of the attendees and turn them into health department for the attendees could “self-quarantine” for two weeks.
“Taking license plates at church?” Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tweeted Friday night. “Quarantining someone for being Christian on Easter Sunday? Someone needs to take a step back here.”
Maryville Baptist Church in Hillview, Kentucky gathered almost a full house Sunday morning. It drew attention of Kentucky State Police. The authorities were circling the parking lot at the church which defied state social distancing orders. Several warnings and citations were issued.
The license plates of those motorists then will be referred to local health departments and they will have to place themselves and their family members on 14-day quarantine. Although the police notice warns the churchgoers they may be committing a misdemeanor by violating the state’s emergency order, some attendees said they had no intention of following the order.
This is infuriating:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 12, 2020
Every car in a church parking lot received a mandatory self-quarantine order under threat of “further enforcement”
Just for worshipping Jesus on Easter.
RT if AG Barr should go after Governor Beshear for this unconstitutional act!
The Easter service was allegedly sabotaged before it began. The volunteers were seen cleaning the church of nails, scattered all over the church parking lot apparently by someone who was against the service because it violates Kentucky’s safer-at-home order. In the state, gatherings of more than 10 people are illegal.
I’m at Maryville Baptist Church, which continues to hold in-person services despite orders to cease . This morning, piles of nails have been scattered at every entrance. pic.twitter.com/WcxkqtVZQw— Sarah Ladd (@ladd_sarah) April 12, 2020
The nails appeared to have been dumped at the entrances to block cars from entering the church that is in the Bullitt County community of Hillview, just south of the Jefferson County line.