Jewish Conservatives Will Burn Masks at Collin County Party to Celebrate End of Texas Mask Mandate

Event organizers also will observe a moment of silence for the more than 500,000 people who have died from the virus before burning masks that experts say are critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19

The Dallas Morning News

More than 200 people are expected to gather at a Collin County home this week for sushi, drinks, political speakers - and a bonfire to destroy masks that organizers say represent government overreach.

The Dallas Jewish Conservatives event Wednesday evening in Parker is meant to celebrate Gov. Greg Abbott's announced end of Texas' mask mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions.

"I felt it was an opportunity for my fellow conservative Texans and freedom-loving Americans to come together and celebrate," said Benji Gershon, president and founder of Dallas Jewish Conservatives. The bonfire "is symbolic of freedom and it's symbolic of the fact that the mask represents government control."

The people whose home has been listed as the event's location were declining to comment Sunday, he said.

Click here to read more on this report from our partners at The Dallas Morning News.

Copyright The Dallas Morning News
Contact Us