The Religious Institutions Should Never Have Acquiesced to Lockdowns

Source: Brownstone Institute
by Robert Freudenthal

“Religious institutions play a key role in our society — not only are they places where people come to mark life events, build community, and connect with others, they also play a historic role in protecting the vulnerable and, in many cases, providing sanctuary for the homeless or for people who are otherwise marginalised. They are also places where intergenerational relationships are fostered and ideas discussed. At a time of crisis, such as during a pandemic, is exactly when such institutions are even more needed than ever, and when faced with uncertainty, many seek the comfort and support of religious institutions. Yet during the pandemic and the lockdowns, religious institutions were only too willing to shut themselves down, close their doors, and therefore abandon those that depended on them.” (09/08/21)