Out-of-Control Officials Resort to Bully Tactics

May 22, 2020

Child Protective Services investigations, parking lot barricades and raw sewage backflows – some American politicians are using bullying tactics to force compliance with illegal shutdown orders.

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Some governors and local officials around the country are resorting to thuggery to enforce unconstitutional shutdown orders. As tyrannical edicts tend to do, overreaching enforcement threats have turned to violence, leaving families terrified and a church in smoldering ruins.

We must put this genie back in its bottle before any more damage is done due to the misguided actions of despotic officials intent on destroying freedom. Take a moment RIGHT NOW to fax all 50 Governors AND the COVID Task force and tell them to RESTORE OUR LIBERTY! Just select the button below.

Raw Sewage in New Jersey...

Less than an hour after Democrat NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a news conference that he would use the State Health Department to shut down the Atilis Gym whose owner re-opened for business before the statewide shutdown was lifted, the business was flooded with raw sewage due to a backflow.

Child Protective Services in Oregon...

Salon owner Lindsey Graham couldn’t afford to leave her business shut down any longer. There were bills to pay and food to put on the table. But shortly after re-opening, Child Protective Services investigators descended on Graham’s house, isolating her husband and six-year-old in separate rooms for interviews, while inspecting every corner of her home.

Through tears, Mrs. Graham told reporters, "This is definitely some kind of vendetta, sending a government agency after my family."

More Child Protective Services abuse in Kentucky...

A Kentucky family brought their young children to a bank while opening a new account. By the time the family returned home, a police officer and CPS agent were at the family’s door to investigate them for "child abuse." The visit included demanding the children strip off their clothes…all because someone called in a complaint about the family group going to a bank.

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Cars towed and private property blocked by police cars in Illinois…

Neighbors of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church of Chicago, IL, woke to find their cars towed and impounded due to an apparent attempt by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to incite hatred against the church. When that effort didn’t work, the church’s privately contracted parking lot was blocked by police cars and criminal citations were issued against the pastors.

Criminal charges against Churches in Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi and more…

Pastors in multiple states around the country are facing criminal charges for exercising their First Amendment right to free exercise of religion. We are defending many of these churches and have filed suits in Maine, Kentucky, Virginia and Illinois. We are counseling thousands more pastors as they watch everything from strip clubs to liquor stores open without incident, while their churches are forced to be closed.

Church burned in Mississippi…

But perhaps the most shocking recent incident springing from unconstitutional restrictions on churches came from a Mississippi federal judge whose fiery opinion may have been the spark that inspired a hate crime against First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs.

The church was firebombed early Wednesday morning, causing a fire that destroyed the church. I spoke to a friend of mine this morning who represents the church where the pastor has served for 30 years. This message was spray painted on the parking lot -- Bet you'll stay home now, you hypokrits [sic]."

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Governors, mayors, local officials and petty tyrants of all stripes are seemingly determined to rob Americans of our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness along with the liberties codified in our Bill of Rights. And in the cases of Kentucky and Oregon, misguided officials have made it clear they will even go after our children.

We must put this tyrannical genie back in the bottle now, for liberties traded for security are rarely returned. We must act NOW and put a stop to this deadly unconstitutional "shutdown" once and for all.

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Please, continue praying for our nation, that we may return to our biblical foundations. Pray for the churches standing firm on God's Word and America's Constitution. And please, pray for all of us here at Liberty Counsel, as we fight to defend America's Freedom!

"Then the LORD said unto Moses, go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me." Exodus 9:1

In Christ,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman

P.S. Liberty Counsel is defending churches and counseling thousands of pastors. This is on top of our legal work defending the unborn, sidewalk counselors and Planned Parenthood "Baby Parts for Sale" whistleblower Sandra Merritt, to list just a few of our open cases.

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