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Title: Louisiana church defies coronavirus restrictions, hosts 1,800 parishioners
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URL Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-new ... aws-over-1-000-people-n1168501
Published: Mar 25, 2020
Author: Janelle Griffith
Post Date: 2020-03-25 17:40:19 by Ada
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Views: 280
Comments: 4

1,000 people to services

"The virus, we believe, is politically motivated," Tony Spell said. "We hold our religious rights dear and we are going to assemble no matter what someone says."

A Louisiana pastor is apparently defying the governor's order against gatherings of more than 50 people by hosting over 1,000 churchgoers at a service Sunday and bringing together hundreds at another service Tuesday, according to the pastor and local media. Image: The Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, La. The Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, La.Google Maps

The pastor, Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, said he does not believe his congregation is at risk of getting COVID-19, the disease associated with the coronavirus, according to CBS affiliate WAFB.

"It’s not a concern," Spell told the outlet. "The virus, we believe, is politically motivated. We hold our religious rights dear and we are going to assemble no matter what someone says."

Spell said 1,170 attended his service Sunday, according to WAFB.

"We have 27 buses on Sundays picking up people in a five-parish area," he said.

Spell also told the outlet that police showed up at the church after the service Tuesday night and informed him the National Guard would break up any future gatherings that exceed 50 people.

But a National Guard spokesman in Baton Rouge told NBC News on Wednesday it is not involved in the matter and has no role in enforcing social distancing requirements as set by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Spell did not immediately return a request for an interview Wednesday.

NBC News reached out to the Central Police Department and to Edwards' office about the apparent violation of the governor's order but did not immediately hear back.

An online petition calling for Spell to be arrested and prosecuted has more than 4,000 signatures. The petition claims 1,800 people attended Spell's service on Sunday.

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#1. To: Ada (#0)

More defiance! I like! Maybe the Pelican State will lead us out of Babylon here.

This Gov. Edwards is, thank god, no known relation to scumbucket Edwin Edwards who ruled the state in the 70s, 80s and 90s. But let's see if he scums out too.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-03-25   19:11:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Ada (#0)

He don't need to be arrested.... this is one of those things that will handle itself when the pastor and congregation get sick.... they all should know better but you know.... they know better.

Today, too many think this is a hoax and every nation on earth is in on it... tommorow they will complain not enough warning was given.

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Suspect all media / resist bad propaganda/Learn NLP everyday everyway ;) If you don't control your mind someone else will.

titorite  posted on  2020-03-25   19:52:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: NeoconsNailed (#1)

Babylon

The Babylonian Talmud is the source of all the evil in Judaism. And the Zionists are at the root of the problem.

But we must remember one thing. When Pontius Pilate asked the Jews, "What should I do with this man? The Jews cried, "CRUCIFY HIM!" ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-03-25   20:48:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: BTP Holdings, All (#3)

Because "the Jews" is a clearly marked and pernicious minority subset of the population in the NT account, which the text identifies as Edomites -- and that means Babylon ;)

davidduke.com/a-little-fun-with-the-bible/

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-03-25   21:17:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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