I repeat this question I asked more than 6 months ago. I still have had no reply from any established pastor.
Most Churches are following the government line without questioning. The government is pushing fear on a scale never before known in our country, not even in wartime. Winston Churchill and King George, during the last war, took every opportunity to encourage and bolster the population against the huge onslaught they were under.
Contrast this with the narrative now doled out on a daily basis. It is a narrative of doom and gloom and constant fear, and our Churches are pretty much going along with it, despite the clear orders of our Lord to be fearless and have faith. Faith seems to be in short supply these days in the Church.
Why is this?