In Las Vegas, where casinos have been allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity while houses of worship are subject to a limit of 50 parishioners, one group has innovated to hold services within a casino.
Ralph Reed, an evangelical Christian leader, lobbyist, and author who was the executive director of the Christian Coalition in the 1990s, posted a clip of the praise service on Twitter. The event was political in nature as well, called Evangelicals for Trump: Praise, Prayer and Patriotism.
Packed house at #EvangelicalsForTrump prayer & praise event in Las Vegas. NV Governor banned church services but casinos can operate at 50% capacity. So we are praying in a casino. pic.twitter.com/fP4xE3lPAb
— Ralph Reed (@ralphreed) August 7, 2020
While a Christian worship group plays, church goers can be seen embracing and enjoying the music. The Trump campaign rented the venue, according to Fox News, and it was held at the Ahern Hotel and Convention Center
Our churches have been shut down for FIVE months.
In Nevada, you can go to a casino but you can’t have more than 50 people at church.
Well tonight, HUNDREDS of us brought church to the casino with #EvangelicalsForTrump in Las Vegas.
— Courtney Holland🇺🇸 (@hollandcourtney) August 7, 2020