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    Exclamation Idaho Police Arrest 3 at Outdoor Church Worship Event in Defiance of Mask Mandate

    While I think everyone is universally opposed to BLM Marxist bull$#@!, never forget that cops are still not your pals, as too many seem to think.

    They are agents of the state.



    Idaho Police Arrest 3 at Outdoor Church Worship Event in Defiance of Mask Mandate

    https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2020...-mask-mandate/

    Ezra Dulis 24 Sep 2020

    Police in Moscow, Idaho, arrested three people Wednesday for violating social distancing rules as their church sang hymns and Bible psalms outdoors — an event held, in part, to protest the city mayor’s mask mandate, which runs to January 2021.

    Officers arrested Gabriel Rench, Rachel Bohnet, and Sean Bohnet, according to Moscow Report, a local independent news outlet. A video uploaded to social media shows Bohnet, a local music teacher, and his wife telling officers they refused to comply with an inaudible order. Moscow Report says the apparent infraction is that they refused to show identification.

    Footage of the couple’s arrest shows the church body singing the hymn “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” as officers place them in handcuffs.

    Rench is a co-host of CrossPolitic, a Christian political talk show, and a candidate for county commissioner. “You guys should not be doing this,” he told officers as they walked him to a squad car. “And doing this kind of crap for the mayor, this is embarrassing. You guys are stronger than this.”

    Released that same day, Rench appeared on his talk show to discuss the arrest, playing extended footage of his conversation with officers. One of his companions is heard telling the officers “We backed you guys” at recent Black Lives Matter protests advocating to defund the police. “They didn’t send you [to enforce social distancing] with BLM to go do that when they said defund you guys. We backed you guys.”

    “I got booked in jail; I was in jail for about two hours,” he said. “And as they were de-booking me, or whatever they call it, I’m walking out and I go by their office, which is right next to where I’m getting booked out. And there’s three deputies in the officer, and two of them aren’t wearing masks and sitting right next to each other. And I said, ‘hey, should they get arrested?'”

    The Lewiston Tribune reports that about 150 people attended the event, organized by Christ Church — a Reformed evangelical church famous for its outspoken pastor Doug Wilson, an author who debated atheist Christopher Hitchens in the 2000s.

    The paper quotes a Christ Church pastor as saying the event was a “statement” against the city’s “largely groundless” laws:

    The Rev. Ben Zornes, a Christ Church pastor and organizer of the event, said the church hosts psalm, or hymn, events about once a month at places like Friendship Square, East City Park or a house. Zornes said Wednesday’s psalm sing was also a fitting way to show that residents want a return to normalcy in the face of COVID-19.

    “We wanted to make a statement we’re ready to head back to normal,” he said, claiming it is time to start pushing back against “largely groundless” laws — referencing the mask order — that are being passed and enforced without giving heed to what residents want.

    Wilson accused Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert of hypocritically flouting the city’s mask mandate, writing about the arrests on his personal blog:

    [L]ast Monday night, our city council extended their masking mandate into January. This, despite the fact that our county, Latah County, has had zero hospitalizations, and there have been zero deaths. We are not facing a medical emergency here. This has become increasingly obvious to every unbiased observer as time has gone by. And despite the fact that there is no medical emergency here, our city council unanimously outlawed merry Christmas at the cash registers around town, requiring us instead to offer a muffled mmerrhr cccrrissmuh.

    The second factor is that just a few weeks ago, there was an outdoor wedding here, presided over by our mayor. At least one of our council members was in attendance, as was law enforcement. Masks, however, were not in attendance. If there was no virus hazard at that wedding (and there was not), then there was no virus hazard at our psalm sing yesterday (as there was not). If anyone is interested in pursuing that issue, I understand that weddings frequently have photographers at them. I have seen evidence of just such a photographer. By having his police department enforce his order, our mayor is not enforcing an order that we don’t believe has merit, but which he does. No, not even close. He is enforcing an order that he does not believe in either.

    So we have every right to protest the high hypocrisy involved in all of this. Not only so, but I believe we have a responsibility to do so.

    On the CrossPolitic broadcast, Rench said the psalm sing event was about asserting individual liberty. “Is it about the masks? Kind of,” he said. “But it’s not. It’s way bigger than that.”

    “It’s about the direction our country is going,” co-host Toby Sumpter chimed in. “About us rejecting Christ, rebelling against Christ… if you can riot in Portland, for how many days? A hundred days? If you can have CHOP or CHAZ or whatever it was in Seattle, and all of that going on — and the police are hands off, getting defunded. And if you can have a Black Lives Matter rally in Moscow, Idaho, in the middle of July — completely unharassed — and then you have a few hundred Christians singing praises to Jesus and they’re getting arrested, what has happened to your country?”
    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis



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    The 147 other church members could have stopped them from being taken to the rape cages. Without violence. I can only dream for now.

    Kudos to the three willing to go the distance. Those are real heroes.



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    Funny that people think they could run to Idaho to escape the leftist disease. It's too late, far too many carriers have already gone there.
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    No one had on a mask. Apparently, they arrested them on the bull$#@! charge of not showing ID. In the comments of the OP article, someone stated the guy is running for city commissioner and the mayor doesn't like him - politically motivated harassment.
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    “$#@! the police” is the only point on which I agree with antifa/blm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slave Mentality View Post
    The 147 other church members could have stopped them from being taken to the rape cages. Without violence. I can only dream for now.

    Kudos to the three willing to go the distance. Those are real heroes.
    How do you figure?

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    If you told me a year ago that people would be arrested for not wearing a mask at a church worship, I wouldn't believe you.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    My church was considering having a socially distanced service added that permitted people to attend who, for reasons of medical need or conscience, were not required to wear a mask. Someone ratted it out to the city and/or state and the service was nixed.
    Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,--
    Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
    Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
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    Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,--
    Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
    Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
    ‫‬‫‬

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    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    How do you figure?
    Block the exits with their bodies. Call all the local media. Call all their family and friends. Something other than nothing would be preferable at this point.

    The walls are closing in faster than any of us can comprehend.

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    In the history of the world, no government has been able to force its will on the people without armed men willing to follow orders.
    "An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government" - Ron Paul.

    "To learn who rules over you simply find out who you arent allowed to criticize."

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    Released that same day, Rench appeared on his talk show to discuss the arrest, playing extended footage of his conversation with officers. One of his companions is heard telling the officers “We backed you guys” at recent Black Lives Matter protests advocating to defund the police. “They didn’t send you [to enforce social distancing] with BLM to go do that when they said defund you guys. We backed you guys.” - Gabe Rench

    Powerful lesson learned.
    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Powerful lesson learned.
    Hopefully so.

    However, Boobus still backs the boyz in black with all of his heart.

    Because......'Murika.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Funny that people think they could run to Idaho to escape the leftist disease. It's too late, far too many carriers have already gone there.
    Just heard today about a leftist (acquaintance) who fled the mess in California they condoned and helped create, and is actively trying to indoctrinate people in the place they "escaped" to.
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    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slave Mentality View Post
    Block the exits with their bodies. Call all the local media. Call all their family and friends. Something other than nothing would be preferable at this point.

    The walls are closing in faster than any of us can comprehend.
    And out come the rubber bullets, pepper-fog, and ultimately the bullets. If you think the oinkers won't open fire with live ammo on such a group of resisters, you are being naive.
    Through lives and lives shalt thou pay, O' king.

    Freedom will be stolen from you in a heartbeat if you do not behave as a wild and ravening beast pursuant to its protection.

    "Government" is naught but a mental construct, a script to which people meekly accept and play out their assigned roles by those with no authority to dictate such.

    Pray for reset.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    Super Joe Biden is already draining the swamp?



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    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    And out come the rubber bullets, pepper-fog, and ultimately the bullets. If you think the oinkers won't open fire with live ammo on such a group of resisters, you are being naive.
    I am back late to the party. Oh, I am not that naïve. Too bad the saying doesn't go "the tree of liberty requires Cheetos, Facebook, and a stinging internet snark..." I wish it did, man. We would have 100% Libertopia by now if that were the case.

    What price are you willing to pay for liberty? It doesn't appear that minor inconveniences are even worth it to most.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Slave Mentality View Post
    I am back late to the party. Oh, I am not that naïve. Too bad the saying doesn't go "the tree of liberty requires Cheetos, Facebook, and a stinging internet snark..." I wish it did, man. We would have 100% Libertopia by now if that were the case.

    What price are you willing to pay for liberty? It doesn't appear that minor inconveniences are even worth it to most.
    Exactly. We could have it in a matter of days, were enough of us willing to do what it takes.

    Humans.
    Through lives and lives shalt thou pay, O' king.

    Freedom will be stolen from you in a heartbeat if you do not behave as a wild and ravening beast pursuant to its protection.

    "Government" is naught but a mental construct, a script to which people meekly accept and play out their assigned roles by those with no authority to dictate such.

    Pray for reset.




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