Shut Down the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church!

Shut Down the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church!

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Mikaela Guthrie started this petition to The Lighthouse Pentecostal Church and

COVID-19 has affected the state, the country, and the world in ways that we cannot imagine. It has devastatingly reached Union County, Oregon. 

We have always been a strong community held together by ideals and a closeness that remains in our hearts as we go through this troubled time together. 

But like in all troubled situations, we are facing an obstacle that threatens the wonderful lives in our community and those we love who reside here. 

A congregation in La Grande known as the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church has been holding services and hosting events against the recommendation of the State without proper precautions such as masks and social distancing. One such event was "healing" services on April 26, 2020 where most of their congregation was present. Another such event was a wedding held on May 24, 2020 where hundreds were in attendance. 
After numerous tests, many individuals were found to be positive for COVID-19. 

The church was seemingly apologetic until they posted a video on social media of their pastor stating that they knew what they were doing and that others should follow in their footsteps. It has come to our attention that they are still even holding "healing" services and are unapologetic, defending their actions saying they would do it again if given the choice.

This is unacceptable and intolerable. This is dangerous, ignorant and neglectful of other's lives who are at risk due to this pandemic. Members of this congregation have gone to their workplace knowing they have symptoms and gotten them infected, I being one of them. In turn, my children, my children's father and possibly others could be infected all because someone at my work who is a healthcare worker didn't not follow or use proper safety precautions during this highly contagious pandemic. 

This negligence, this disregard for other's lives is costly and distasteful. People are dying. While the survival rate is high, that gives no comfort to those who have lost loved ones these past months due to COVID-19. 

You can pray AT HOME. 

You can worship AT HOME. 

Have a question for your pastor? Need a friend? Make a video call AT HOME.

You do have the right to worship. You do NOT have the right to put others at risk of dying, regardless the reason. 


Sign the petition to shut down the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in La Grande Oregon permanently. Having a church so dismissive of our lives doesn't deserve to be here. 

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