If we once normalise an unbiblical divide like this in church, we are searing the consciences of our members and setting ourselves up for long-term segregation whether mandated or not because we have NOT clearly said, “It is wrong.”
“In a health crisis with no clear end in sight, the alarming increase in suicide, alcoholism, and depression, the pressing need to hold public worship should be even more evident,” the letter states.
“We have written to your child to provide them with information about their eligibility for getting a vaccination.”
“Clearly, our Health Department thinks that going to the beach is essential and a blind eye should be turned to any transgressions of Health Orders by beachgoers but ordered outdoor church services are a great risk to public health.”
“We’re going to start to get even more agitated, and we’re going to start to get more hardcore.”
“This is another clear message from the Health Minister that religious freedoms don’t matter.”
“I, myself, would not want to be anywhere with someone who’s not vaccinated,” the NSW Premier said.
The aim, according to the state Premier, is to ensure only vaccinated people are allowed to interact with each other post-lockdown.
“The church would be appalled at any sort of racial/ethnic prejudice or segregation, but now in some quarters, segregation that Christ has not established, is being lauded as a solution for a return to normalcy. If there is no Jew nor Greek in the church, why should the vaccinated and unvaccinated be segregated?”
From mid-October, churches will be permitted to return to in-person worship on the prevision that they only host vaccinated-only services.
“Up till this point, there has been ‘crickets’ from the church but following the publication of the ED suddenly key evangelical conservatives were mobilised – no, not in support, but to undercut this initiative of other Christians.”
Any government that assumes the role of parent will inevitably treat their citizens like ignorant children.
“Religious discrimination is acceptable in Australia if authorised by Ministers and parliaments,” lawyers said.
“The value and worth of teachers has now been limited to whether they adhere to a forced medical procedure,” a teacher said.
ACL is urging Australia to “stand against fear” and open up the country no later than once everyone who wants the jab is able to be vaccinated, and without coercion.
If infectious diseases discrimination includes unfair treatment on the assumption that someone has or may acquire an infectious disease, are the NSW Government’s policies against the law?
The move has been slammed across social media, particularly by non-Australians, who have likened the facilities to concentration camps and gulags.
Hitchcock said he initially battled over whether to publish the post, but said after being a journalist for almost three decades, it would be hypocritical for him not to.
“I was the minister that established ‘No Jab, No Play,’ so my view on this is pretty clear,” Morrison said.
In an announcement issued by NSW Police on Wednesday, a spokesperson said police have issued a further 27 $500 Penalty Infringement Notices to attendees for failing to comply with the direction to wear or carry a mask. Bringing the total cost of fines issued to $49,000.