The White House has shelved guidelines proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to reopen churches and religious spaces from lockdown measures.
The CDC wanted them to be issued with detailed guidance on how to reopen without risking a new wave of infections.
But according to The Washington Post, the White House believed the advice was too restrictive and could risk angering evangelicals, a key base for President Donald Trump.
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A rift has opened between the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over guidelines issued to churches about reopening while avoiding a new surge in coronavirus infections, reported The Washington Post.
The CDC this week issued reopening guidelines for schools, small businesses, restaurants, childcare facilities, and public transport.
Guidelines for the reopening of churches and other religious institutions were conspicuously absent.
The reason for this, three administration sources told The Post, was anxiety in the White House that the CDC’s advice for reopening churches were too restrictive, and could anger religious voters, such as the white evangelicals who form one of the core elements of President Donald Trump’s support.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics