A tip to Crime Stoppers has blown the lid on a church service at #Blacktown, attended by 60 adults and children.
The gathering has been described as selfish and arrogant, as cases in the suburb surged.
— 9News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) August 23, 2021
We heard for years from the Judeo-Christian Evangelicals that in the end times the government would shut down the churches and persecute Christians for practicing their religion.
Now, that is literally happening – but the Evangelicals are claiming that this is different, because there’s a virus.
The pastor at a Sydney church busted for holding an illegal sermon in a COVID-19 hotspot last night told a congregation earlier in the day “the lockdowns are over”.
NSW Police found 60 people at the Christ Embassy church in Blacktown about 7.30pm after a tip-off to Crime Stoppers.
It was just hours before a curfew which prevents people in high-risk 12 LGAs in Sydney’s west and south-west from leaving home between 9pm and 5am came into effect.
Before authorities arrived and handed out about $35,000 in fines, Sydney pastor Marvin Osaghae gave another sermon earlier in the day.
“In the name of Jesus, we refuse every lockdown in our cities, in the name of Jesus go ahead and pray,” he told the congregation.
“We declare the lockdowns are over, in the name of Jesus, lockdowns are over, in the cities of NSW, in the name of Jesus, we declare the lockdowns are over.
“In the cities of NSW, in the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, Hallelujah father we thank you lord.”
Pastor Marvin Osaghae
Thirty adults were fined $1000, and the church was fined $5000.
Police also said there was no QR code check-in system being used by the church.
The Christ Embassy is a Christian megachurch founded by Chris Oyakhilome, also known as “Pastor Chris”. Its headquarters are in Lagos, Nigeria.
NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys said today it was a “very disappointing event”.
“Regardless of whether it is a soccer match, a church service, it doesn’t matter – you cannot gather, as they did, at Blacktown,” he said.
NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys
NSW Police Minister David Elliott said he was “actually quite stunned” to hear of the illegal gathering.
“I mean, when you consider that churches are there to profess the message of hope and love and to have those people just endanger communities because they are actually potentially going to spread a virus is extraordinary,” he told 2GB.
NSW Police Minister David Elliott
Epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws told Today the breach posed “an enormous risk”.
“Indoor transmission is higher risk than outdoor transmission,” Professor McLaws said.
Epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws
The breach comes as millions of people in Sydney’s hotspot suburbs prepare to be living under a curfew for the first time.
From midnight tonight, a tightened stay at home order came into place across 12 local government areas of concern in Greater Sydney.
From 9pm until 5am, residents in these areas must stay at home unless they are an authorised worker, have an emergency or need medical care.
Yesterday NSW recorded 830 cases – the highest daily number for any state or territory since the onset of the pandemic in Australia.
In Australia, they haven’t really even faked very many deaths.
They’ve just recorded the standard flu deaths, and called them “the coronavirus.” In fact, they don’t even seem to have included all of the flu deaths.
As we’ve said, Australia is a testing ground, and they’re establishing proof of concept that they can literally just shut down society for no reason, as long as they are able to stir up emotional turmoil amongst women and faggotized men.