Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot sent the Chicago Police Department along with a representative from her office to the Cornerstone Baptist Church recently.
Pastor Courtney Lewis was in the middle of his sermon when he heard loud banging on front doors.
According to their safety protocol, they were denied entry into the sanctuary.
Pastor Lewis told Todd Starnes that the intent was to shut down their Sunday services. It was “like the Soviet-style KGB,” he said.
“The only thing she hasn’t done yet is beat the doors down and arrest our members,” the pastor said.
“Thankfully our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago,” the pastor said.
A church usher saw law enforcement attempt to enter the building and began taking photographs.
Even more disturbing, an individual in an unmarked car with tinted windows was seen filming and photographing church members as they arrived to worship.
“The mayor wants to educate everyone into compliance – which means intimidate,” the pastor said.
Rev. Lewis wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney John Lausch pleading for help and protection against the city’s mayor.
He said the church has gone out of its way to follow CDC guidelines by having online services, outdoor services and engaging in social distancing. All church members must also have their temperature taken before entering the sanctuary.