Like a Soviet-Style Dictator: Chicago Mayor Sends Armed Police To Shut Down Black Baptist Church


On Sunday, Todd Starnes reported that Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s Democrat Mayor, acted like a dictator when she sent armed police to a black Baptist church to stop a service.

According to Starnes:

Mayor Lori Lightfoot had dispatched three squad cards and two unmarked cars filled with armed officers. A representative from the mayor’s office was also present.

Pastor Lewis said the intent was to shut down their Sunday services. It was “like the Soviet-style KGB,” he said.

“The only thing she hasn’t done yet is beat the doors down and arrest our members,” the pastor said.

Or drag them out and shoot them in the street.  Give her time…

The police were unable to enter the church because the men of the church were told not to open the doors during service, per protocol.

“Thankfully our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago,” the pastor told Starnes.

Starnes added:

A church usher, who is typically positioned outside the building during the services, saw the mayor’s goon force attempt to enter the building and began taking photographs.

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Even more disturbing, an individual in an unmarked car with tinted windows was seen filming and photographing church members as they arrived to worship Jesus Christ.

“The mayor wants to educate everyone into compliance – which means intimidate,” the pastor said.

The pastor wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney John Lausch asking for help and protection from the local dictator disguised as the mayor of Chicago.

In the letter, he noted:

Mayor Lightfoot is defiant of the US Constitution and our freedom to worship.

Mayor Lightfoot has a history of defying the law.NO. D-00-002/D-00-001

She is one of few former US Prosecutors in the US to be censured by the 7th Circuit Judge Rovner and the entire 7th Circuit Court of Appeals for defying their order.

Our church has gone out of its way to follow CDC Guidelines and we have cooperated fully having online services, outdoor services, and practicing all social distancing requirements.We are even taking members temperatures on the way in our church doors.

We are not allowing our elderly to attend services.

We are trying to follow the laws of man as much as reasonably possible but when the laws of man conflict with the laws of God I as a Pastor have a duty to follow the laws of God.

We will not be intimidated by this overhanded government bully but we are requesting the assistance of our President and our justice department in correcting the grave miscarriage of the law.

Christian pastors are under attack in the city of Chicago and they need help, he told Todd Starnes.

“All we are seeking is the same consideration and trust that is being tendered toward the liquor stores, abortion clinics and Walmart,” he said.

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