Pittsburgh Freethought Community Position Statements
July 1st, 2020
Dear Governor Tom Wolf and Senate President Fetterman,
As members of the Pittsburgh Freethought Community, with over 2,700 stakeholders, we are concerned about the unconstitutional use of $7 million dollars in Commonwealth funds allocated to two Baptist churches.
Dear Governor Wolf:
The 2700+ stakeholders of the Pittsburgh Freethought Community respectfully ask that you modify Pennsylvania’s critical stay-at-home order to include churches and other religious gatherings.
We are very concerned that your current stay-at-home order does not apply to religious institutions. This policy will needlessly endanger Pennsylvanians. In fact, it has been reported that one-third of all COVID-19 cases in one large California county can be traced to church services. It has also been reported that one infected person attending church services in South Korea accounted for at least 60 percent of all COVID cases in that country.