The late Rep. John Lewis’ funeral has gotten national attention for many reasons. Mainstream news outlets have praised former President Barack Obama’s speech at the event while denigrating President Trump for refusing to show up. Conservative journalists, on the other hand, have lambasted the former President for using the funeral as a platform for a political speech that included calls to eliminate the Senate filibuster.
However, one glaring fact that has gotten little attention is this: While Democrats have expressly forbidden believers from worshipping together in church due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they themselves had no problem packing out a church and failing to observe any form of social distancing.
The move was not just hypocritical, but heartbreaking for families who haven’t been able to have their friends and loved ones attend funerals due to pandemic restrictions. It’s also infuriating for Christians who have taken measures to make group worship safe, including social distancing in church, holding “drive-in” or open-air services, and wearing masks.
Democrat elites didn’t seem to feel the need to abide by the same restrictions they placed on communities of faith throughout the nation. They stood together and sang even though the mainstream media has been telling churches since May that singers tend to unintentionally spit while performing, thus posing a danger to everyone around them.
Some state governors, such as Governor Pritzker in Illinois, limited church services to a mere ten people. Other governors, such as Governor Newsom from California, dictated that churches can’t have more than 25% capacity or 100 people. While Georgia, where Rep. John Lewis’ funeral was held, doesn’t have such stringent restrictions, the state’s laws do require social distancing when worshipping indoors, a requirement that Democrat attendees naturally couldn’t be bothered with.
Perhaps those at the funeral believe that one cannot get infected at a “woke” or “politically correct” event. After all, many of the politicians in attendance are the same ones who have justified the ongoing protests and even riots.
Democrats and their allies in the media are continually dumping on anyone who dares to question COVID-19 restrictions. However, as Rep. John Lewis’ funeral makes apparent, they are themselves unwilling to abide by the same rules they imposed on ordinary Americans.
In other words, it was just another example of progressives crafting rules for some, and different rules for themselves. You may have had a death in the family during the pandemic, but the left’s heroes get special treatment.