A megachurch in Tulsa, Oklahoma has received backlash after encouraging church members to “bring a neighbor” to their “Friendsgiving” event on Nov. 22, Newsweek reported.
The church‘s “Friendsgiving” event announcement comes as several states governors have imposed caps on the amount of people allowed to attend Thanksgiving meals, and as several states experience a surge in coronavirus cases. (RELATED: US Passes 250,000 Coronavirus Deaths)
Victory Church has recently come under fire on Twitter after footage captured showed church members worshipping with no masks or social distancing.
The State puts more restrictions on bars and restaurants, but what about churches like @victorytulsa that need to do their part? No masks. No social distancing. (Footage posted last night on IG by pastor @PaulDaugherty.) pic.twitter.com/KZ9gUhfVwJ
— Tim Landes (@TimLandesJr) November 18, 2020
Oklahoma Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt announced new restrictions Monday aimed at bars and restaurants amid a rise in coronavirus cases, The Shawnee News-Star reported.
Gov. Stitt’s new restrictions has bars and restaurants spacing their tables 6 feet apart and closing for in-person dining by 11 p.m., effective Thursday, Nov. 19.
Stitt also reportedly plans to require that masks be worn inside of state buildings, The Shawnee News-Star reported.