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Editorial: Of bars and churches, and the comfort that lies within

Opinions & Editorial 10 Jun, 2020 Follow News

Editorial: Of bars and churches, and the comfort that lies within

It’s been more than two months since many Caymanians have been unable to gather at places of worship. As with other social gatherings, churches have had to close their doors as part of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the local community.

As it appears that Cayman has, at least for now, escaped the worst of the global pandemic, there is disquiet from those who feels as though they are being denied an opportunity to fellowship together. This as bars have been granted permission to open.

Although the Cayman society proudly celebrates its Christian heritage, many are wondering if a signal is being given that it is time to no longer hold these ideals as the standard? Or is it that those who gather in faith cannot be trusted to act as though faith will get them through any troubles and not adhere to social distancing protocols?

It begs the question that if bars can open outdoor areas, churches could be afforded the same. People seek comfort in both places, but the message that was sent tends to take the side of imbibing over the Holy Spirit.

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