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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:57 PM

A Louisiana pastor defies a state order and holds a church service with hundreds of people

(CNN)On Tuesday night, just before the police arrived, Pastor Tony Spell stood in the pulpit of his Louisiana church and delivered a message to hundreds of worshipers before him and fellow believers around the world.
"I just want to encourage the religious world tonight, Amen!," Spell said in a sing-song voice, building to the crest of his sermon.
"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!"
In holding services for so many followers at his Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Spell defied an emergency order by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards banning public or private gatherings with more than 50 people to stop the spread of Covid-19.
"I feel the Covid-19 scare is politically motivated," Spell told CNN. He estimated his church hosted about 300 people for Tuesday's service.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/us/louisiana-pastor-coronavirus/index.html

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Reply A Louisiana pastor defies a state order and holds a church service with hundreds of people (Original post)
Major Nikon Mar 18 OP
Firestorm49 Mar 18 #1
3Hotdogs Mar 19 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 18 #2
jimfields33 Mar 18 #3
jpak Mar 18 #8
jimfields33 Mar 18 #9
jpak Mar 18 #10
littlemissmartypants Mar 19 #15
DinahMoeHum Mar 18 #4
madaboutharry Mar 18 #5
Major Nikon Mar 18 #7
3Hotdogs Mar 19 #12
Cartoonist Mar 19 #13
Major Nikon Mar 19 #14
The Genealogist Mar 20 #18
muntrv Mar 18 #6
MineralMan Mar 19 #16
AtheistCrusader Mar 20 #17

Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:58 PM

1. Maybe they're all Republicans????

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:07 AM

11. I'd put my money on that.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:58 PM

2. Thinning the herd...

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:00 PM

3. Maybe but when they leave the church they take it with them

And walk among all political parties.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:27 PM

8. Why?

Just stop

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Response to jpak (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:32 PM

9. Did you read the thread?

I was saying it was not a good idea to do this because if they are republicans they will walk outside the church and expose democratic and other party members.

Got it?

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:03 PM

10. Lol

Stop

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:56 AM

15. Don't worry jimfields33, only Chinese people will catch it.

It's a Chinese virus, people from Louisiana won't get it, unless they're Chinese, of course.

Just in case:


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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:00 PM

4. More Darwin award winners. . .






#newrostrong

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:02 PM

5. This guy is on a sick power trip.

His behavior is criminal.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:21 PM

7. I'm pretty sure it has more to do with a flock that needs fleecing

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:08 AM

12. They can't bring money if they ain't there to be fleeced.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:16 AM

13. Giving him their money heals their broken hearts.

Not sure how that works.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:32 AM

14. Lots of stuff in the bible on the subject

Most of it directing you to give it all away to the needy, conveniently funneled through the church with administration fees taken off the top. Even Jesus had a crooked treasurer.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:01 PM

18. Natch

I'm sure they show up with plenty of wool for him, too.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:10 PM

6. Culling the herd by themselves.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:39 PM

16. And now, let us exchange the kiss of peace...

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:54 AM

17. Yep. This kind of raging stupidity is going to happen.

Hollywood has gotten that part right of every single pandemic related movie so far at least.

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