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Thou shall not force us to ban unvaxxed from our pews, churches ...

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Thou shall not force us to ban unvaxxed from our pews, churches tell Cyril

Bible ‘does not allow them to discriminate against the unjabbed’, so IFCC assemblies will disobey new Covid rules

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Churches affiliated to the International Federation of Christian Churches (IFCC), which include the Rhema Church in Randburg and the Grace Bible Church the main branch of which is in Soweto, say they won't comply with the updated Covid-19 regulations announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The IFCC issued a statement on Wednesday in response to Ramaphosa’s Tuesday address, saying while they welcomed churches being allowed to fill up to 50% of their pews, they could not agree to forcing congregants to be vaccinated.

“We have been left with no choice but to refuse to accept this condition,” said the IFCC, which likened closing the doors to the unvaccinated to treating them as “modern day lepers”...

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