I am independet and a Baptist for many reasons but the foremost reason is because all the churches in the New Testament were independent churches. However, today there are those who do belong to denominations and they often have a story to be told and this is one of them.
‘Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Charlie faces a series of Covid-related allegations which could result in his family being evicted from their home by church authorities. Following a complaint made on Easter Sunday, Charlie met with the Archdeacon of Dorset who told Charlie that he should leave his post and the vicarage by the end of July for supposedly breaking Covid regulations. The allegations made against Charlie include singing the hymn ‘Thine be the Glory’ without a face mask, risking contaminating the church by returning Bibles to the building and conducting a family service online from a beach hut that he rents.
Charlie commented: “I am deeply saddened and hurt that Covid regulations are being used as an excuse by the church hierarchy to bully me and my young family. During the pandemic, due to government guidance, churches and their congregations have become places of division and fear instead of the places of prayer, refuge, worship, outreach and hope they should be.
‘Few countries issue both “domestic” and “international travel” passports to their citizens. Russia, Ukraine and North Korea are among those few, and it’s easy to guess that if a person requires a specific document to cross the border, then the state thoroughly controls such movement, which was the case in the USSR.’https://www.rbth.com/lifestyle/328576-why-russians-have-2-passports
Now post China virus the ‘Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suggested that vaccine passports will likely be a requirement for travel within the country’s states in an interview marking the second anniversary of his election.
‘A young girl who wanted to wear her faith on her mask never expected it to be a problem at school but that is what happened.
Lydia Booth told the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) she simply liked wearing the mask to show her faith in Jesus. She also said, “It makes me feel like I’m protected by Jesus.”
She says she believed others would “think it’s a great mask, and that Jesus is a great God, and a great Savior.”
School officials told her she couldn’t wear it because of a policy not allowing masks with political or religious messages. However, Lydia’s mother, Jennifer, checked the handbook and dress code and didn’t find that restriction.
She also discovered that masks with sports logos and other messages like “Black Lives Matter” were allowed.
The Booth family reached out to ADF for help and it filed a lawsuit against her school district.