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Cowboy Church in Billings substitutes for liberty rally

Posted at 5:57 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 16:06:42-05

Many may not have been able to make it to the Montana Liberty Rally in Helena.

A group got together for a church service at MetraPark on Sunday afternoon.

"Just trying to get people to saddle back on," said Pastor Tim Moullet of Gateway Christian Center in Hardin. "Don't fall off your horse too far to the right or too far to the left. Just stay in the middle and keep on riding."

Organizers put it together as a peaceful demonstration, similar to the Helena rally.

Around 100 vehicles showed up for the service.

Those attending want to support small businesses and bring back jobs.

"It is our First Amendment right to gather and to express our freedom of religion," said Kori Smith, one of the organizers. "Lots of small business owners are suffering right now."

"People are losing businesses left and right if we don't get this going," said Joy Benson, another organizer fort the service. "And I think that's a really big important part."

"Everybody's hurting on this," said Moullet. "Nobody's a winner on this deal. So we've just been trying to get people spiritually motivated and uplifted. And give them the good news that there is hope."

Before the outbreak, Moullet held monthly Cowboy Church services at the Billings Livestock Commission.