During the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, several left-leaning states took the opportunity to infringe on American’s first amendment rights and ban worship gatherings, even when the pandemic had eased up and it was no longer necessary.
Now, one state is doing what it can to make sure that doesn’t happen on their turf.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a new law this week prohibiting the government from closing down houses of worship.
“I just signed a law that prohibits any government agency or public official from issuing an order that closes places of worship,” Abbott said. “The First Amendment right to freedom of religion shall never be infringed.”
The bill specifically states that “government agency or public official may not issue an order that closes or has the effect of closing places of worship in the state or in a geographic area of the state.”
The Texas governor has made a string of bold decisions lately that have enthralled American conservatives.
The Lone Star State’s governor has been critical of the Biden Administration’s handling of the flood of illegal immigration coming across the southern border.
That’s why he announced Texas will be taking matters into its own hands to build the long-awaited wall.
“While securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows,” Abbott said. “The state is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally. Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous drugs, and provide Texans with the support they need and deserve. This is an unprecedented crisis, and Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen.”