Calvary ABQ Accused Of “Guilting” Members To Attend
They have started a petition to the governor of the state to address the church and have already gathered over a thousand signatures.
From the petition;
“Mega churches in Albuquerque (Calvary specifically) have started guilting their members into attending church services in person – rather than online. Recently Calvary has started a new sermon series about it, explaining that you “cannot serve from your couch”.”
“Calvary continues to show a blatant disregard for safety. Not only have they allowed no masks and no social distancing, but they are hiding their covid cases from their members. On multiple occasions, Calvary’s leadership and staff have tested positive for covid and not informed their congregation. Recorded cases are public information, and their most recent case was recorded on December 7th.”
(This one is interesting. I had heard from multiple sources that there had been an outbreak there after Heitzig returned from the Washington D.C. superspreader event. Lenya Heitzig was one of those stricken. New Mexico has been hard hit by the pandemic, so the source of the outbreak can’t be confirmed. )
“Calvary is a church, not a business. But they have been granted 1.36 MILLION dollars in covid bailout money. Calvary refuses unemployment benefits to their workers and recent former employees, all while opting to maintain executive salaries during a hard financial time. “
(Church workers fall under a classification that precludes the church from paying unemployment taxes, so losing their job for being a whistleblower isn’t an option. I have verified that they received 1.3 million in PPP money. Calvary ABQ has always been a business…a family business.)
From the news report;
“The two women tried to reach out to the church, but the church blocked, deleted and disabled their comments on social media.”
It’s the Calvary Way…God forbid that a pastor actually engage with the personal concerns of the congregation. God help you if you try…
Skip Heitzig has always wanted to play with the big boys…he has gone to sleep for years with visions of the former mothership of Calvary Chapel, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, dancing in his head.
Now that position is long gone and and his son has failed to show that he can ascend to the father’s throne so Heitzig can pursue a brighter light than Albuquerque.
Greg Laurie and Franklin Graham brought him in to the “White House spiritual advisors” circle…he brought back a teeshirt and Covid 19…allegedly.
All his friends are making hay being focused on “liberty” and thus he will too.