Is it right for Police to remove churchgoers if over 100?

By Marc Membrere 02 September 2020, 5:00PM

Tom Elisaia, 25, Satupaitea

It is not appropriate for them to do that. That is a holy place where people worship God. It is not appropriate to do that, the church should remain open because people want to go there.

Kaiona Lam Ah Ching, 44, Savalalo

We go to church for blessings, my opinion is that if we do not spend time with God in church, and if we do not read the Bible, we wouldn't get any strength. God's protection is more important to me than worldly protection. If a cyclone hits us there would be no protection, even though there are many things built by the Government to stop it, we don't have the power to stop it. The only power we have is to ask God for his love. The reason why there are people in church is because they need help in life and they need strength.

Paulo Sio, 51, Satuimalufilufi

The Pastor should know about the number of people in their church. I heard about places where there were more people in the church but the rule is only 100 people. The 100 people attending church should be enough.

Tutulu Gafa, 36, Samalaeulu

We are not affected by the disease because people here are worshipping God. You cannot remove people from church. They should give the opportunity to the people to worship God in church. You cannot bother someone while they are praying. I would be surprised if the Police do something like this.

Karene Esau, 52, Vaitele fou

That is not appropriate. People go to church to worship God for strength. At games such as bingo and rugby, there are more than 200 people in the park. It is not appropriate. I heard police officers visited churches but I didn't hear about them removing the people from church. We are not affected by COVID-19 so it is not appropriate.

Malia Timo, 32, Toamua

That is not appropriate, especially if it is during the church service and police start to remove people from the church. Sunday is a holy day and it is the only day we worship God and thank him for his love. It is not appropriate for police to walk into the church and count the number of people there.

By Marc Membrere 02 September 2020, 5:00PM

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