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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:06 AM

Over 1,200 people attend Louisiana church service, defying coronavirus ban: "We will continue"

Death wish, for them or us?

Over 1,200 people attend Louisiana church service, defying coronavirus ban: "We will continue"
By Christopher Brito
March 30, 2020 / 12:37 PM / CBS News


More than 1,200 people attended services at a Louisiana church, again defying the governor's coronavirus ban against more than 50 people gathering. Tony Spell has continued to hold services all month at Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge Ė even as the coronavirus spreads throughout the United States.

More than 143,500 people have tested positive in the U.S. and as of Monday morning, the nation's death toll was over 2,500. However, the devastating nature of the virus has not dissuaded Spell from holding services on Sunday, despite experts saying social distancing could help slow down the spread of COVID-19 infections.

Spell told CBS News that 1,265 people went to his church on Sunday and defended their assembly. "We have a constitutional right to congregate," Spell said in an email on Monday. "We will continue."

He said they disinfect the venue daily and even boasted that it's "cleaner" than open gas stations, Walmart and Sam's Club. Spell offered a "no comment" when asked whether his church was still collecting donations.


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https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/coronavirus-ban-1200-people-attend-louisiana-church-service-defying-governor/?fbclid=IwAR2DDAADKXmGHaJLNjkQOiXYNF-CDQ90vsfkaXjhkwKCfTDKOWRTKsVLeok

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Reply Over 1,200 people attend Louisiana church service, defying coronavirus ban: "We will continue" (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2020 OP
jberryhill Mar 2020 #1
Initech Mar 2020 #2
Lars39 Mar 2020 #3
SWBTATTReg Mar 2020 #4
dalton99a Mar 2020 #5
jmg257 Mar 2020 #6
davsand Mar 2020 #7
beachbumbob Mar 2020 #8
Arkansas Granny Mar 2020 #9
Mopar151 Mar 2020 #10
lsewpershad Mar 2020 #11
Mariana Mar 2020 #12
babylonsister Mar 2020 #13
Takket Mar 2020 #14

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:08 AM

1. Feiner v. New York

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/340/315

The First Amendment is not a license to pose an immediate danger to public safety.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:09 AM

2. Tony Spell is a terrorist.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:15 AM

3. Do the state Health Departments have any way to shut them down?

If not, they should.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:17 AM

4. If I lived in that community, I would think about moving or self isolating, being that other states

are starting to enforce blocking the borders between irresponsible states and states that do care about their residents, forcing those to self isolate if need be. I think I even saw where one state is refusing entry...I forget where, to those w/ license plates of heavily impacted CV regions.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:18 AM

5. Notice a pattern with churches with "Life" in their names

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:20 AM

6. When will LE be there to put a halt to this shit? They arrested that ass clown in FLA.

They should impose a quarantine for everyone at the church IN the church.

Oops - PD starting arrests in Orleans now...per CNN - maybe that will be contagious and other assholes can go to jail (isolated of course).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:23 AM

7. Can they be locked in and not allowed to leave there?

Sure, you can go to your church. You just can't LEAVE there until there is a vaccine.




Laura

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:37 AM

8. I see karma in action

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:41 AM

9. Louisiana should follow Tampa's lead.

Pastor of Tampa church that held two large Sunday services arrested, jailed

https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/30/tampa-church-holds-packed-service-draws-warning-from-sheriffs-office/

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:46 AM

10. Dealing in death, stealin' in the name of the Lord.

Americans have NOT "turned away from God". We have, indeed, turned to regarding these grifting sociopaths as the contaminated harbor mud that cools the tunnels to Hell. They dishonor the unfortunate motherfuckers and sonsabitches who spawned them.

These sweet ladies tell an old story well - Son House wrote Preachin' Blues, and "Larkin Poe" spread the good (snarky!) word, with a nice intro.

For the sake of reference, The Temptations: "Papa was a rollin stone"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:17 AM

11. Time to ban them

from the life of others.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:24 AM

12. I have to wonder how many churches are meeting

and keeping quiet about it, instead of bragging. I bet it's quite a few.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:50 PM

13. There's one about 4 blocks away from me.

My bf told me the lot was full when he drove by it this am.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:54 PM

14. Send an F-16 to level the building.

No Iím not serious... but that is the solution I WISH would work to convince these idiots to stay home. We are dealing with irrational children that need parenting, (if you canít play safely with your toy I just have to take it away for your own good), not adults that can be reasoned with.

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