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Louisiana pastor defies state order and holds church service with hundreds

Louisiana pastor defies state order and holds church service with hundreds

A Louisiana pastor held a service Tuesday night with hundreds of congregants despite an order from the state’s governor banning gatherings of over 50 people. ’It’s not a concern,’ the Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in East Baton Rouge Parish said. ’Keep going to church! Keep on worshiping God! ... The church is a hospital for the sick! It’s a place of healing for the brokenhearted!’.

TheCurrentModality 7 months

I am a Conservative Christian, this dingbat does not represent most of us. there are idiots in every group. my place of worship went virtual almost two weeks ago.

Dave 7 months can't worship God from home? I thought God was everywhere.

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 7 months

I wouldn't go, because I don't see a large benefit, _to_me_. I'm not religious. Generally, I'm likely to follow the recommendations to keep my family as safe as I can, as long as I can... But I'm having a hard time with the government not giving people the choice to assemble if they deem it important. Is the Bill Of Rights suspended? Did I miss a memo? Has the National Guard been deployed to board me up in my house for daring to go for a drive?

MrWizard 7 months

Good! Emergencies like this do NOT give the government the power to suspend the bill of rights, and/or the constitution. In fact, it is written for times like these. Do not let fear drive you to give your rights away. I am not saying this is responsible behaviour, I am simply saying that I like this gesture, because the government does not even have the power to forbid people from coming together.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 7 months

I presume he and his congregation believe god will spare them due to their faith , that’s great we just get the ambulance to drop them off at the church.

Grand Ol Propaganda
Grand Ol Propaganda 7 months

Lock him up!!! Lock him up!!! 😷😷😷😷

Janitor Jez
Janitor Jez 7 months

they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.

Morbo 7 months

My church is having a meeting this Sunday, online, we live in the internet age, and America has internet last time I checked.

is it 2021 yet?
is it 2021 yet? 7 months

Thoughts and prayers.

Fin 7 months

Sad when one guy plays at being a god

Trevor 7 months


Werli 7 months

natural selection

M. Schlegel
M. Schlegel 7 months

Should the government have the right to forbid religious meetings of any kind? No as long as they don’t do human sacrifice or similar. Should we try to make our services virtual even though we have the right to physically come together? Well yes! A right or a freedom is only freedom if you can responsibly decide wether or not you want to use it. Should I use that right at this time no. Should I still have that right? Yes. Try not to complain to much about people using their rights but advice your local congregation to be reasonable. Mine went virtual starting this week.

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 7 months

Baton Rouge is a democrat stronghold how sad for them

Kyle G
Kyle G 7 months

Good for him.

Alexander 7 months

Some dance with snakes, so I’m not that surprised.

Barry 7 months

they'll all be raptured soon

Sir_Kutz 7 months

Sounds like an Antichrist to me.

bostonboy 7 months

They just want to visit god ASAP

Fin 7 months

Actually wiz they do...

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