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Dundalk church holds services, attendees get temperature check, sign waivers

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Posted at 4:10 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 19:52:21-04

DUNDALK, Md. — A Dundalk church held service despite Baltimore County's threats to fine them and shut them down.

There was a full parking lot at Calvary Baptist Church, Sunday morning as people gathered for service.

Everyone who attended had to get their temperatures checked and sign waivers saying they would not hold the church responsible if they contracted COVID-19 there.

It's not the first time the church has gathered. They held a service last Sunday and another gathering on Wednesday.

“The closer we get to Jesus coming back, the more church we ought to be having, not less church. Now, that’s god’s parameters. So, I’m tearing up this cease and desist order right here, and I’m telling you right now, we’re going to do it god’s way!”

On Friday, President Trump announced that his administration is issuing guidance deeming places of worship essential and calling on governors to reopen religious institutions for services.

He said he will override state governors if they don't open them this weekend.