PETITION: Thank President Trump for declaring churches 'essential!'

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President Trump has declared that churches and other houses of worship provide "essential services," and should be reopened with immediate effect.

Please SIGN this petition which thanks President Trump for strongly defending religious freedom and the right of Americans to go back to church, all while observing safeguards against the coronavirus.

The most powerful politician in the world, the President of the United States, has heard our voice through petitions and prayers over the past three months, and has answered.

As a gesture of gratitude, LifeSite will deliver President Trump a personalized THANK YOU card with all of our names printed on it.

Using language which could have come directly from one of LifeSite's petitions, the President told a White House press conference the following:"Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as 'essential,' but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right. So, I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential. The people are demanding to go to church and synagogue, go to their mosque – many millions of Americans embrace worship as an essential part of life."

Unfortunately, the President's "correction" is all-too-necessary, because governors in many states have discriminated against churches and religious services by keeping them closed, even while reopening other venues where people congregate in large numbers, like restaurants, schools, offices and manufacturing facilities.

Municipal and state agencies in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia - to name but a few - have placed burdensome restrictions on houses of worship, over and above other places where people gather.

We applaud President Trump for concluding his remarks by saying what many people have been thinking for months: "In America, we need more prayer, not less."

This is a great victory, and we give thanks to God for it.

Please SIGN and thank President Trump for this common sense approach to getting America back to prayer!

Your signature will be printed on a giant 'thank you' card and delivered to President Trump at the White House.

Thank you for signing!