VIDEO: Meet the clergy who won't stop in-person preaching during COVID-19

Dozens of Christian conservative activists and clergy members defied Virginia's stay-at-home order and gathered Saturday for a "Pray for VA, Pray for USA event."



On March 30, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam put an executive order in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic requiring residents to stay at home with exceptions for jobs and activities deemed “essential.”

Religious events are allowed under the order, but only with up to 10 people in attendance regardless of social distancing measures. Similar restrictions do not apply to businesses that are allowed to remain open. For some activists, this amounts to a ban on practicing religion in their house of worship.

On March 30, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam put an executive order in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic requiring residents to stay at home with exceptions for jobs and activities deemed “essential.”

Religious events are allowed under the order, but only with up to 10 people in attendance regardless of social distancing measures. Similar restrictions do not apply to businesses that are allowed to remain open. For some activists, this amounts to a ban on practicing religion in their house of worship.

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By: WashingtonAndBeyond (1038.30)

Tags: Virginia, Church, Faith, COVID19

Location: Lynchburg, Virginia