In this episode of the Conservative Business Journal Podcast, I interview Pastor Stacey Shiflett of Calvary Baptist Church in Dundalk, Maryland.
Pastor Shiflett made national headlines for ripping up a cease-and-desist order during his sermon after local officials threatened a $5,000 fine for holding in-person services.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that houses of worship could reopen at fifty percent capacity in which Shiflett’s service with approximately 100 congregants in a 600 person capacity sanctuary was in compliance.
However, Pastor Shiflett was in defiance of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services’s order requiring houses of worship to remain closed and restricting gatherings to fewer than 10 people, which is virtually impossible when it typically takes more than 10 people just to setup the church service.
Shiflett decided to take a stand and tore up the cease-and-desist order declaring, “We’re going to do it God’s way.”
Listen as Pastor Stacey Shiflett shares why he made the decision to stand his ground to open his church plus hear how politics played a part in houses of worship remaining shuttered…
I agree with Pastor Shiflett…we cannot allow the government to control our ability to worship our God! That’s how socialism seeps in and starts to take control of our lives.
Watch this powerful video where I share why God cannot Prosper You Under Socialism…
We must fight against Socialism in America and the radical left that deemed churches as “non-essential.” The alternative is losing our ability to worship God and other individual freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. We cannot allow that to happen!