Hallettsville Sacred Heart Catholic Church

State Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, filed House Bill 525 for the 87th Legislative Session that would protect churches and other faith institutions in Texas from being shut down during a disaster.

“This was not a problem with Gov. Greg Abbott (during the pandemic), but we saw abuses in other states, and at no time in the future do we want to see faith institutions in Texas abused the way they have been in other states,” Shaheen said.

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Melissa Larson

Oh please..."the churches are full of smart people" really? and you don't need a building in order to pray. I'm so tired of people "hiding behind the cloth" in order to do what they want.

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