Trump’s Push To Open Churches Contradicts Jesus’ Teaching To Love Neighbors, Clergy Say

Rev. Jim Wallis, president of the progressive Christian group Sojourners, called on people of faith to stay at home “until it is healthy and safe to gather again.” Like Barber, Wallis said that this was a way to live out Jesus’ teaching to love your neighbor.

“We all want to go back to our corporate church gatherings — but only when that is safe, being very careful not to infect each other or our neighbors with a virus,” Wallis told HuffPost.

“Keeping houses of worship closed until safety is secured is a direct action to love and protect our neighbors,” he added.