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Sen. Schumer: 'I Won't Stop Working for' Churches

By Emily Robertson | January 20, 2022 | 2:27pm EST
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gives a speech. (Photo credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gives a speech. (Photo credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he "won't stop working for" churches upon receiving an award from the Baptist Ministers' Conference of Greater New York & Vicinity and the New York Interfaith Commission, on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Sen. Schumer expressed on Twitter how honored he was to receive the award and that he will continue working for churches.  

“What an honor to receive an award today from the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Greater NY & Vicinity and the NY Interfaith Commission for how we’ve delivered for churches amid COVID! Churches have helped keep communities together in this crisis. I won’t stop working for them.”

Despite Sen. Schumer’s claim to adding religious institutions to the CARES Act that was created to dole out financial relief to American citizens during the pandemic, Democrat mayors and governors have placed lockdowns on their states and prohibited indoor worship during a time when people needed community. 

South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al., v. Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, et al. and Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York are cases that dealt with restrictions upon churches imposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D- CA) and Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) during the pandemic. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the churches in both of these cases, arguing that placing restrictions upon a church and how individuals worship goes against the First Amendment. 

Churches have since reopened, but individuals objecting to the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds still face persecution from Democrat officials like D.C. Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser, who put forth a mandate Jan. 15 that requires individuals to show proof of the COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor facilities.

CNSNews reached out to the Baptist Minister’s Conference of Greater New York & Vicinity and the New York Interfaith Commission for comment but received none in time for press.

Emily Robertson is a CNSNews intern and a senior at Liberty University studying Strategic Communication with a double minor in Government and Politics & Policy. She has written for the Liberty Champion as an opinion writer and news reporter, as well as participated in other extracurricular activities involving law and politics.

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