Church in Louisiana continues to bring thousands of parishioners to meetings despite COVID-19
Churches throughout the United States have firmly outlined their position regarding the prohibitions on mass events, of course, there is a minority that obeyed the instructions of the government and temporarily stopped gathering, but with the Louisiana Life Tabernacle Church as an example, it becomes obvious how much the Pastor doesn't give a damn about the lives and health of his parishioners.
In the past two weeks alone, this church has gathered more than 2,000 people under its roof.
An obedient herd of more than 1800 people, having lost faith in the US healthcare system, obediently filled 26 buses and came to pray for health.
This event took place against a background of another precedent, which also affected the health of parishioners of the First Assemblies of God Church in Arkansas. As a result of neglecting the decrees of officials, after the meeting, 34 people, including a child, gave positive results on coronavirus.
It is also reliably known that a week before last weekend, Louisiana’s Life Tabernacle Church Pastor Tony Spell met 300 people in the church.
Judging by the words of Spell, he considers himself at least a divine prophet.
“I’m going to address that by laying hands on them and praying for them and depending on God to heal their body… When the paramedics can’t get there, when the law enforcement can’t get there, the Holy Ghost can get there: it will make a difference in someone’s life”.
According to Friendly Atheist, during the last mass meeting, the police warned that if this happens again, they will be forced to resort to force methods to disperse the crowd.
After some time, Spell disregarded the Governor’s decree and police warnings and said that the epidemic had political implications and was used to deprive Americans of religious freedom.
“Spell is making a show of disregarding law and medicine here, grandstanding to make a political point — because, as he’s stated very clearly, he believes that the virus is a political tactic to try to strip Americans of their religious freedoms,” reports Friendly Atheist.
To date, there is no information about whether all who visited this church were tested for coronavirus. According to the latest information, the death toll from COVID-19 reached 46 people in Louisiana.