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In a mental health crisis church controls don’t pass the pub test

27 May 2020

5:00 AM

27 May 2020

5:00 AM

In New South Wales, pubs and clubs will soon be allowed to open for 50 people but churches will still be restricted to 10. I guess that’s because having a beer and playing the pokies is an “essential” service, whereas worshipping God and having a cup of tea or coffee with a small group of people is just too dangerous? At least churchgoers don’t need to be breathalysed after they leave.

But to comprehend just how ridiculous this particular policy is, let’s put it to a literal pub test: only 10 people can attend a funeral, or up to 30 if it’s...

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