Kansas City reopens churches but forces them to report attendees for state surveillance

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Police state: Kansas City, Missouri, allowed churches to reopen, but mandated that they keep records of all attendees so they can be monitored. (Pixabay)

Kansas City, Missouri, is now allowing religious gatherings, but is forcing churches to keep detailed records of all attendees so they can be tracked and surveilled by the state’s Health Department.

Missouri has a population of 6.1 million people, but has recorded 351 deaths attributed to COVID-19. Yet it was subjected to the same draconian lockdown as coronavirus epicenter New York was.

During this time, Kansas City banned religious gatherings, but has since eased its lockdown rules, saying “religious gatherings (including weddings and funerals) may resume, subject to the 10/10/10 rule (if held inside) or limited to 50 people outside, provided social distancing precautions are followed and event organizers maintain records of all attendees.”

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The 10/10/10 rule states that gatherings must be limited to “no more than 10% of building occupancy, or 10 people (whichever is larger).”

The rule also mandates that Kansas City churches and businesses must “record the names, contact information, and approximate entry/exit time of all customers who are on premises for more than 10 minutes.”

Attorney Mat Staver — the founder of Liberty Counsel — torched lawmakers for hijacking the coronavirus crisis to violate Americans’ Constitutional rights.

“I am running out of adjectives to describe how completely insane the tyrannical abuses launched by state governors and local officials against pastors and churches are becoming,” Staver wrote. “It is as if these leaders never bothered to so much as glance at the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. They seem to be governing from some make-believe, dystopian viewpoint.”


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Staver compared the local and state governments to the Nazi regime’s brutal oppression of Jews. He wrote:

‘The Kansas City government is now DEMANDING that churches turn over membership lists, along with the names, telephone numbers and physical addresses of anyone who enters a church! This order also applies to all businesses.

The new order states that by recording names and contact information, the Health Department will be able “to more quickly trace, test, and isolate individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19.” Anyone who does not provide this information should be refused entrance!”

The Germans did this very thing to Jews – collecting the names and locations of all known synagogue attendees – in the early days of the Nazi regime…These attacks on our churches cannot stand.”

Staver continued: “Our President, Donald Trump, is doing his level best to bring the country out of the over-hyped, media-driven COVID panic. But some congressional and state level officials (led by Democrats) seem to be doing everything they can to thwart not only a recovery, but also the very foundations of our Republic!”

Staver added: “Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined Nazi-like measures designed to surveil, track and spy upon what was once a FREE American people. Yet that is exactly what Kansas City’s misguided government officials are now demanding.”

What Kansas City is doing to churches right now is similar to what Kentucky’s Democrat governor Andy Beshear did last month.

In April, Governor Beshar ordered state police to record the license plates of anyone who attended church on Easter Sunday and report them to health officials so they can be forcibly quarantined.

The church services at the time were drive-through services where attendees remained in their cars in a parking lot. Attorney Jeremy Dys slammed this fascist government overreach.

“They parked in their parking spaces, they keep their windows up, the doors closed,” Dys said. “They never get out of the cars. There’s no exception to the United States Constitution for a pandemic.”

While law-abiding, church-going Americans remain under house arrest, Democratic lawmakers are releasing child molesters and rapists from jail.

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Samantha Chang

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Samantha Chang is a senior staff writer for BizPac Review. Based in New York City, she is a financial editor and lawyer.
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