(God helps those who don’t screw themselves – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Saying “we will not get through this mess without the blessing of God,” U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) told a conservative radio host Thursday that he will apparently defy Gov. Jared Polis’ (D-CO) orders and go to church May 3, one week from this Sunday.
“We don’t get through this without prayer,” Buck told conservative KOA radio host Mandy Connell Thursday. “And that’s something that I think a lot of our leaders miss, that we can have the best medical technology possible, but without the blessing of God, we will not get through this mess.”
“And we need to get back to our churches and make sure that we pray as a group,” continued Buck, saying, “I don’t care if I have to wear a SCUBA outfit to my church, I’m going to church on May 3rd.”
Polis issued revised orders this week that relaxed his previous stay-at-home order, but his rules still prohibit gatherings of more than 10 people.
Buck did not return a call seeking to know if he’d talked to health experts about his plan to attend church–and for details about the size, location, and social-distancing practices of his church congregation.
Much of Buck’s district covers Weld County, which has suffered the third most COVID-19 deaths among Colorado counties, but 9News reported yesterday that Weld County Commissioners also plan to defy Polis’ order, giving more businesses the option of opening on Monday, if they follow social-distancing guidelines.
But Weld County will continue to prohibit gatherings of more than 10 people, which would presumably include Buck’s church.
The virus is known to spread when people congregate, whether it be at churches or baseball games.
After leaders of one church told California health officials to leave them alone, the officials reported that at least 70 members of the congregation became infected with COVID-19.
But stories like that, which are easily found online, apparently don’t matter to Buck.
“I think people need to start stepping up and saying, ‘You know what? We need to open churches on May 3rd.’ It’s not good enough to say, ‘at some point in the future we’re going to open churches.’ The National Day of Prayer is the following week. It is time.”
Buck, who’s said it was crazy to close restaurants and has voted multiple times against federal legislation for COVID-19 relief, also told KOA that he continues to disagree with directives to wear masks.
Buck bragged last week about his plans to fly maskless on an airplane to Washington D.C..
And on Connell’s show, he ridiculed his fellow Congressman for their sloppy mask-wearing.
CONNELL: Is everyone masked on the floor? Are they wearing masks? BUCK: They’re wearing masks, and when they go to the microphone, they take their masks off. Yeah, it’s surreal. It is absolutely surreal! MANDY: So, wait. Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. So, they’re wearing masks while they’re standing apart. But then when they walk up to the microphone the everybody else has spit on, then they’re taking their mask off. Am I to understand what you just said? BUCK: You are absolutely correct, yes. And it makes no sense. MANDY: All right. BUCK: And what happens is, everybody gets off the floor and they mingle with each other, so it’s not like the mask makes any difference.
Does God no longer respond to silent prayer in private?
Apparently in order for it to be effective it must be done in a box like enclosure. You know, like a coffin.
Silent prayer gets shitty TV ratings.
But yet somehow
GodWhite Prosperity Jesus stood by while we exterminated Native Americans and enslaved black people???
Apparently, Ken Buck has a death wish. As a two-time cancer survivor, he’s especially vulnerable to covid19 infection. If only he wouldn’t also endanger innocent fellow Weldies and their families and their future healthcare workers, to defy Polis, I’d say, “Whatever floats your boat, Bucko. ”
I’d bet dollars to donuts that his church also offers a virtual service allowing people to “pray in a group”, or at least all at the same time though physically distanced. My church does.
My [imaginary friend] says: good for you, Ken Buck.
Please make sure that you contract Covid-19 and MAGA.
Buck reminds me of those characters in Hitchhikers Guide that refused to pay telephone handset sanitizers – and then all died of infectious disease spread by unsanitary telephone handsets.
Ah, the B Ark, what a great cruise.
I’m curious … which church?
And what does that church have in the way of liability insurance? And will the company carrying the policy support having services which violate state orders?
It didn’t work that way in Florida: Orlando lawyer for pastor who held services during coronavirus outbreak says church lost its insurance
Our Lady of Blessed Pathogenic Sorrows ???
Going to church is safe if you substitute bleach for the communion wine. Drink up, Buckup!
I would hate to see his defiance be fatal, but since he has no problem risking other's lives . . .
Go for it Kenny. Take the wife, kids, grandkids and neighbors. Hunker down real close, hug each other and breathe deep the gathering gloom. CULL THAT HERD!!!
Buck seems to conveniently forget that the flip side of LIBERTY is RESPONSIBILITY. His liberty to publicly worship is balanced by his responsibility to help safeguard his fellow Americans. He's big on ME but doesn't give a thought about WE. So sad.
Kinda short on the "love your neighbors" front, too.
Paging Ben Kuck….
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At least the furloughed workers can share a service with Buck's congregation. Probably should get tested after the service.