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Another pastor charged with violating a stay-at-home order by holding services

Added 03-31-20 07:35:02pm EST - “"...we are going to assemble no matter what someone says."” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Another pastor charged with violating a stay-at-home order by holding services”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This morning Jazz wrote about the pastor of a church in Tampa, Florida who was arrested because he has continued to hold church services despite a stay-at-home order. NBC News is reporting that another pastor in Louisiana has been given six summonses, which are equivalent to an arrest, for six separate meetings his church has held in violation of the state’s stay-at-home order:

The pastor, Mark Anthony Spell, who goes by Tony, of Life Tabernacle Church, told NBC News in a brief phone interview Tuesday afternoon that police had given him the summonses for the six services he has held since March 16, when Gov. John Bel Edwards announced an order against gatherings of more than 50 people.

Spell said he hosted about 500 worshippers at a service Sunday at the church in Central, a city of nearly 29,000 near Baton Rouge…

Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran said he worked with the sheriff, State Police, State Fire Marshal and others to address the matter “outside of legal action.”

“Mr. Spell made his intentions to continue to violate the law clear,” Corcoran said. “Instead of showing the strength and resilience of our community during this difficult time, Mr. Spell has chosen to embarrass us for his own self-promotion.”

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