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‘Religious Institutions Have Been a Problem’: Andrew Cuomo Threatens to Shut Down Churches, Synagogues
The Stream ^ | 1/6/20 | Margaret Mary Olahan

Posted on 10/06/2020 6:03:51 PM PDT by marshmallow

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened Monday to close down religious institutions, specifically Jewish synagogues, if they do not follow his coronavirus restrictions.

“We know religious institutions have been a problem,” Cuomo said at a Monday press conference. “We know mass gatherings are the super spreader events. We know there have been mass gatherings going on in concert with religious institutions in these communities for weeks. For weeks.”

“I don’t mean little violations,” he continued. “I’m talking about, you’re only supposed to have 50 outdoors, they had 1,000.”

The governor referred to pictures from “the past couple of weeks,” calling the pictures “emblematic” of the mass religious gatherings occurring during the pandemic.

It appears that the photos that Cuomo referred to are from 2006 and show the funeral of Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, according to Jewish Insider’s Jacob Kornbluh. Cuomo’s office did not immediately respond to a press inquiry regarding the photos.

Cuomo said that he understood that closing down religious institutions can lead to “uncomfortable” situations, but that he will tell the Orthodox community on Tuesday: “If you’re not willing to live with these rules, then I’m going to close the synagogues.”

“I have had a 30-year relationship with the Orthodox community,” he added.

“It goes back to my father. I have a very close personal relationship with them. This is the last thing I want to do, forget the politics, I don’t care about that anymore. Personally, I don’t want to have this conversation. It’s a difficult conversation. And you’re right on the line of government intrusion on religion. So it’s hard.”

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1 posted on 10/06/2020 6:03:51 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

This guy deserves the mussolini treatment


2 posted on 10/06/2020 6:07:14 PM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. Robert Heinlein)
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To: marshmallow
‘Religious Institutions Have Been a Problem’: Andrew Cuomo Threatens to Shut Down Churches, Synagogues

Too bad you can't just get rid of them, right?

3 posted on 10/06/2020 6:12:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: marshmallow

I’m sure he thinks so.


4 posted on 10/06/2020 6:13:11 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith.....)
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To: mrmeyer; marshmallow

Give Mussolini a break on this, he let churches in Italy stay open during his dictatorship.


5 posted on 10/06/2020 6:16:11 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: marshmallow

Leftist Jews will still vote for their religious brothers oppressors the DemRats.


6 posted on 10/06/2020 6:20:27 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: marshmallow
Andrew Cuomo Threatens to Shut Down Churches, Synagogues

...and mosques?

7 posted on 10/06/2020 6:21:11 PM PDT by Rio
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To: GreyFriar

Did he neglect to mention Mosques?


8 posted on 10/06/2020 6:24:01 PM PDT by Vehmgericht (12)
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To: Vehmgericht

I have never heard him say a word about mosques. I’ve only heard and/or read about him wanting Christian churches and Jewish synagogues to be closed.


9 posted on 10/06/2020 6:27:22 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: marshmallow

Two minutes hate

Libtards shifting focus off blm rioters and looters and murderers and shfiting onto religious people

So typical

So predictable

So libtard socialist


10 posted on 10/06/2020 6:41:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: marshmallow
Let us contrast this sophistry from The Guv, with the erudition of Fr George Rutler in NYC:

In 1857, our church was dedicated to the patronage of Saint Michael the Archangel, who was of supernal help during the Civil War draft riots and the burgeoning crime rate. Not for nothing was our neighborhood nicknamed “Hell’s Kitchen.” This year our streets have been under attack during the maliciously orchestrated and funded riots. The holy angels strengthen the classical virtue of “sophrosyne,” which is moral sanity based on reason and temperance, and is the opposite of riotous demagoguery.

We have the privilege of transferring the Feast of Saint Michael to this Sunday, lighting candles before his statue, whose recently gold-leafed sword, too heavy for chuckling cherubs to wield, points at Satan. That Prince of Pride, and ventriloquist of anarchists, boasted: “I will be like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:14). But Saint Michael declares “Quis ut Deus” which freely translated from the tongues of angels into the vernacular of men, means, “Sorry, Liar. You ain’t God."

I'm not likening Cuomo to Satan, but I'll take my chance contracting COVID19 in the presence of God.

11 posted on 10/06/2020 6:42:10 PM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: mrmeyer

He’s an evil swine and it’d be poetic for sure.


12 posted on 10/06/2020 6:44:18 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Like Enoch, Noah, & Lot, the True Church will soon be removed & then destruction comes forth.)
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To: marshmallow

Okay, Heydrich


13 posted on 10/06/2020 6:57:28 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (What if the Lord sent COVID-19 to immunize the world from something more deadly?)
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To: marshmallow

Instead of closing the synagogues can’t he just make them wear some form of distinguishing badge on their outer garment? Suggestions??


14 posted on 10/06/2020 7:01:24 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: marshmallow

The mayor of NYC and the governor of NY are anti-Sematic.


15 posted on 10/06/2020 7:08:17 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: packrat35

I think they’re anti-Christian, as well.


16 posted on 10/06/2020 7:09:23 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: mrmeyer

{{{Ceausescu}}}

Pardon me. Threads like this make me sneeze.


17 posted on 10/06/2020 7:10:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (In all things ... trigger discipline.)
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To: Jane Long

They are both definitely anti-American.


18 posted on 10/06/2020 7:12:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (In all things ... trigger discipline.)
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To: TigersEye

Anti-semetic
Anti-Christian
Anti-American

That’s CommieCuomo and comrade DeBlob.


19 posted on 10/06/2020 7:17:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: mrmeyer

Be a shame if he ended at an Esso station...


20 posted on 10/06/2020 7:20:30 PM PDT by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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