Mat Staver: Why Must Churches Close When Businesses Like Home Depot Are Considered “Essential Services”?

Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver:

Why do people so easily think that churches should close but places like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Hobby Lobby should stay open? Churches have a First Amendment right to exist and assemble, but the commercial businesses do not.

The Home Depots in Hillsborough County look like they’re giving out free merchandise. They’re packed with people. Truckloads are arriving to deliver such “essential items” as potted plants.

There is no six-foot separation and there is no special effort at all to keep people safe. Yet, The River at Tampa Bay Church spent $100,000 on special equipment and enforced a six-foot separation throughout the sanctuary and lobby.

Why is it the church can’t meet when it has a constitutional right to do so and has undertaken extraordinary efforts to protect people, but commercial businesses can meet with no constitutional protections and many do nothing to protect anyone?

Staver versus Perkins: CAGE MATCH.