By Mark Tapscott Pastor Rob McCoy
Pastor Rob McCoy, who describes himself as a “pro-life Democrat,” recently converted his church, Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Thousand Oaks, California, into a strip club.
Yes, you read that correctly, a strip club. McCoy acted in response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decree that church congregations cannot assemble to worship God, but strip clubs and numerous other kinds of establishments can remain open.
So, McCoy did a quick strip (of his tie, people, nothing more, this is a church, remember?!??), accompanied by the 1960s show tune, “The Stripper.”
And then he delivered a sermon that is yet another sign of a gathering spirit of liberty sparked by oppressive “public health measures” decreed by Newsom and other government figures across the country in response to the Covid Pandemic.
Nobody denies the tragedy of death, be it due to Covid, influenza, suicide, auto accidents, cancer, or any of the multitude of other ways in which human beings pass from this Earth.
But the death of American liberty is also tragic. In the eyes of a growing number of people, it is being strangled by the multitude of inequitable regulations decreed in the Covid Pandemic.
There is precedent in American history for pastors like McCoy. You can find it in rich detail in Ellis Sandoz’ two volume-compilation of “Political Sermons of the American Founding Era, 1730-1805.”
It requires reading only a few pages of these two volumes to realize that it is no exaggeration to say the American Revolution took shape in the pulpits of hundreds of churches throughout the colonies.
(Warning: This video is slightly longer than an hour. Trust me, it will be an hour well worth the investment. At the very least, you must watch the first ten minutes where McCoy introduces the subject and “strips”)