The pro-infanticide Democratic governor of Virginia took the alarming step Monday of making it a criminal offense to attend religious services.
Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic that restricts all social gatherings, public and private, to 10 or fewer persons.
A sheet of frequently asked questions published by Northam’s office alongside his decree confirms that it applies to churches and other religious gatherings.
“Virginians are strongly encouraged to seek alternative means of attending religious services, such as virtually or via ‘drive-through’ worship. Places of worship that do conduct in-person services must limit gatherings to 10 people, to comply with the statewide 10-person ban,” it reads.
Those who violate Northam’s order will be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, which could land them in jail for a year and/or a cause them to incur a hefty $2,500 fine, according to Virginia’s penal code.