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Kansas Supreme Court Sides With Governor, Preserving Ban On Large Church Services
Post Date: 2020-04-12 13:14:38 by Gatlin
Kansas Supreme Court Sides With Governor, Preserving Ban On Large Church Services TOPEKA, Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly won a ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court Saturday that said she holds sweeping powers to shut down operations in the state, including large church services, in the face of a public health crisis. The high court said that a panel of legislative leaders lacked the power to reverse Kellys controversial limits on church and funeral services. She had said the action was needed to respond to the spread of COVID-19. That meant that late on the night before Easter, Kellys order banning church gatherings of more than 10 congregants remained in force. ...
Kentucky governor announces state will record license plate information of church attendees, impose mandatory quarantine
Post Date: 2020-04-11 19:42:55 by Hondo68
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) urged residents to remain indoors for the Easter holiday and mandated that anyone who breaks the state's stay-at-home order will have to self-quarantine for two weeks. © Youtube/ Andy Beshear Kentucky governor announces state will record license plate information of church attendees, impose mandatory quarantine Beshear will enforce his state's laws by recording the license plates of any person attending Easter services or other gatherings. The residents will then receive quarantine notices in person. "This is a time and weekend, a whole week for multiple faiths, that is about faith. It's about knowing we have faced as people - as ...
Pastor Tony Spell: Why I Love Him
Post Date: 2020-04-08 19:01:11 by Gatlin
Pastor Tony Spell: Why I Love Him He knows God wouldnt let the good folks at Life Tabernacle Church die when their only sin is their desire to demonstrate their love of God. God doesnt act this way, does He? Ive written about Pastor Tony Spell in a prior post, but I love this guy and his Life Tabernacle Church so much that I wanted to celebrate him again. He deserves this for one simple reason: he talks the talk and walks the walk no matter the cost to his parishioners. He has been regularly bringing 1,000 people to worship with him in Baton Rouge despite Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards barring of gatherings of over 50 people. If they close every door ...
LOUISIANA PASTOR If Parishioners Die After Contracting COVID-19 ... IT'S A SACRIFICE FOR GOD AND FREEDOM!!!
Post Date: 2020-04-08 16:55:48 by Gatlin
Louisiana Pastor Says if Parishioners Die from COVID-19, It's Sacrifice for God "If they die ... they die." Yes, a now-infamous Louisiana pastor got all "Rocky IV" on us ... saying, if any of his church members die from the virus, they'll have done so in the name of God and freedom. Tony Spell, leader of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, tells TMZ ... he thinks true Christians do not mind dying from COVID-19. He insists that what they fear instead is living in fear. As he puts it, "People that can prefer tyranny over freedom do not deserve freedom." He's also not flinching at medical experts suggesting most of the nation will eventually ...
100 Bible Verses about Submission To Authority
Post Date: 2020-04-08 10:14:52 by Gatlin
100 Bible Verses about Submission To Authority Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 41 helpful votes HelpfulNot Helpful Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in ...
Why Do People Interpret The Bible Differently?
Post Date: 2020-04-08 09:21:18 by Gatlin
Why do so many people study the same New Testament but draw different conclusions? One man is a member of this church because of this Biblical reason, another is a member of that church because of that Biblical reason. One man believes or practices this, another believes or practices that. Why do so many people study the same New Testament, but draw different conclusions? Concerning interpreting the Bible, G.H. Schodde writes, A person has interpreted the thoughts of another when he has in his own mind a correct reproduction or photograph of the thought as it was conceived in the mind of the original writer or speaker. It is accordingly a purely reproductive process, involving no ...
With churches closed, more people are turning to prayer amid coronavirus uncertainty
Post Date: 2020-04-07 03:21:12 by Gatlin
With churches closed, more people are turning to prayer amid coronavirus uncertainty On a typical Sunday, nearly 1,000 parishioners show up to one of four Masses held at St. Peter the Apostle Church in River Edge. But now that church services have moved online due to the coronavirus crisis, the number of worshipers has grown. Last Sunday, more than 1,300 people tuned in to the Rev. Michael Sheehan's virtual service. Other houses of worship around North Jersey are also reporting higher numbers at online prayer services and classes. Father Sheehan isn't surprised. "When you come up against the true fragility of life and it hits us in the face, we have to look for places ...
PASTOR KENNETH COPELAND I'LL BLOW THIS STINKIN' VIRUS AWAY!!!
Post Date: 2020-04-07 03:11:21 by Gatlin
PASTOR KENNETH COPELAND I'LL BLOW THIS STINKIN' VIRUS AWAY!!! Well, this is frightening ... a Texas pastor is selling a new cure for the virus ... just blow it away. Check out this video from Televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who sermonized to his congregation Thursday that with a little wind and heat, he could take the wind out of the sails of the deadly virus. Copeland, who heads up the Copeland Ministries out of Fort Worth, has been in the biz for 52 years, but this sermon has gotta take the cake. He has promised his congregants that the virus would end soon. Let's hope Trump doesn't hear about the Pastor's "cure."
SoCal megachurch pastor tells worshipers to stay home
Post Date: 2020-04-07 02:59:03 by Gatlin
SoCal megachurch pastor tells worshipers to stay home Amid stories that several megachurch pastors in recent weeks have defied calls to cancel gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump tweeted this weekend that he would be tuning in Sunday to listen to Greg Laurie, a Southern California megachurch pastor, online. And so, from his empty Riverside campus at Harvest Christian Fellowship, a church of 15,000 people that would normally be bustling Sunday morning, Laurie filmed a greeting for a very special guest to our service today. Thank you for talking about the importance of the church in your press conferences, Laurie said to ...
New Jersey church sparks movement after sending care package to member with coronavirus
Post Date: 2020-04-07 02:52:11 by Gatlin
Church sparks movement after sending care package to member with coronavirus Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A New Jersey church sparked a nationwide movement after shipping one of its members who tested positive for the coronavirus a care package. Chris Morante, the pastor of Evangel Church in Scotch Plains, told "Fox & Friends First" how he started "Boxes of Hope," which nationwide is through GetBoxesOfHope.com. "We've always been committed to reaching our neighbors," Morante said. "We always say our mission field is across the street and around the world, so we began to ...
Mayor issues statement after EBR sees spike in COVID-19 cases
Post Date: 2020-04-06 16:02:25 by Gatlin
Mayor issues statement after EBR sees spike in COVID-19 cases BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - East Baton Rouge Parish saw a nearly 60% increase in COVID-19 from Friday, April 3 to Saturday, April 4. The cases jumped from 389 to 621 in that 24-hour period. Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome released a statement Saturday afternoon about the cause of the spike in numbers and about hospital bed availability. As I have been reporting, we expect to see an increase of COVID-19 cases in East Baton Rouge Parish. Please keep in mind, a large increase of confirmed cases can be attributed to a logjam of lab results being reported to the Louisiana Department of Health. The more important indicator ...
Newborn baby dies in Baton Rouge after coronavirus-positive mom went into premature labor
Post Date: 2020-04-06 15:56:24 by Gatlin
Newborn baby dies in Baton Rouge after Coronavirus positive mom went into premature labor The newborn baby girl who died from coronavirus Monday morning at a Baton Rouge hospital was born prematurely because her mother's body went into preterm labor while trying to fight off the disease, the parish coroner said during a press conference. The child was born more than three months early, after 22 weeks gestation, officials said. Her mother remains hospitalized on a ventilator. East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. Beau Clark said death investigators attributed the child's death to coronavirus because her mother likely wouldn't have gone into premature labor if she hadn't been ...
Foolishness isn't faith
Post Date: 2020-04-06 15:47:01 by Gatlin
Foolishness isn't faith In times of crisis and fear, many Americans rightly turn to their faith. But what happens when faith leaders put their followers in peril by insisting the only way to properly worship is to gather in large groups that risk spreading the deadly coronavirus? Officials in Florida have taken the drastic step of filing charges against a pastor who defied that states stay-home order, calling on congregants to attend Sunday services at his megachurch. The Rev. Rodney Howard-Browne presided over several services with several hundred parishioners at the River Church. The pastor has blasted stay-home orders as anti-Christian and an infringement on freedom of ...
Tony Spell is an attention-seeking fool. That's not what a pastor should be.
Post Date: 2020-04-06 15:33:28 by Gatlin
Tony Spell is an attention-seeking fool. That's not what a pastor should be. Were at war, all of us, collectively, with a highly contagious, invisible, and deadly enemy. Most are sacrificing, some more than others, doing whats right, focused on lowering coronavirus-related deaths. Tony Spells fighting another battle. The pastor of Life Tabernacle in Central continues to bus in hundreds from surrounding parishes. Hes been charged by prosecutors for doing so. And yet on Tuesday, after those charges were filed, Spell once again filled his church with people. On the very day Louisiana had its highest number of coronavirus deaths to date, Spell turned his ...
Texas pastors demand a “religious liberty” exemption to coronavirus stay-at-home orders
Post Date: 2020-04-05 19:29:43 by Gatlin
Texas pastors demand a religious liberty exemption to coronavirus stay-at-home orders Last week, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who oversees the area of Texas that includes Houston, issued an order requiring all individuals currently living within Harris County ... to stay at their place of residence except for Essential Activities (in Texas, the title county judge refers to the chief executive of a county government). Like many similar orders handed down by state and local officials throughout the United States, which are intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Hidalgos order closes most businesses within the county and ...
Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering
Post Date: 2020-04-05 17:17:40 by Gatlin
Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering With equipment shortages coast to coast, local officials are left begging residents to stay indoors. St. John the Baptist Parish, just southeast of Baton Rouge, La., has a population of just over 43,000 and the highest per capita coronavirus mortality rate in the nation. Frantic local officials instituted an overnight curfew just this week and are begging residents to stay home. But in largely rural Southern states like Louisiana where social distancing has been spotty, widespread testing is unavailable and hospitals are poorer and farther apart the response may be coming too late to avoid a public ...
South Korean church holds 'drive-in' services – video
Post Date: 2020-04-05 16:49:45 by Gatlin
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NC church service linked to coronavirus cluster
Post Date: 2020-04-05 08:10:37 by Gatlin
NC church service linked to coronavirus cluster North Carolina public health officials said Monday that "multiple cases" of coronavirus have been linked to a church event a week ago at a Durham hotel. North Carolina public health officials say "multiple" cases of COVID-19 have been traced back to a church event held at a Durham hotel after social distancing orders were in place. (Image: NBC News Channel/WRAL) The March 22 event at Millennium Hotel Durham was hosted by Faith Assembly Christian Center. At the time, Governor Roy Cooper had banned all gatherings of 100 or more people in North Carolina. That has since been replaced by stay-at-home orders in Durham and ...
45 of 60 People Who Went to Washington Choir Practice Have Coronavirus
Post Date: 2020-04-05 08:07:14 by Gatlin
45 of 60 People Who Went to Washington Choir Practice Have Coronavirus A choir practice held in Washington state on March 10, as the new coronavirus was spreading in Seattle, left dozens of people with COVID-19. The Los Angeles Times reports that 45 out of 60 Skagit Valley Chorale who gathered at the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church have tested positive. Three have been hospitalized and two have died. No one at the practice had symptoms and most avoided contact with others, but the act of singing could have dispersed virus-containing droplets into the air they breathed. Its just normal, random people doing things that they love to do, and all of a sudden some people are ...
Health alert: One-third of coronavirus cases in Sacramento County are connected to churches Religion
Post Date: 2020-04-05 08:04:04 by Gatlin
Health alert: One-third of coronavirus cases in Sacramento County are connected to churches Nearly a third of Sacramento Countys coronavirus cases are connected to churches, officials said Wednesday, a discovery this week that has prompted alarmed county officials to issue a special plea for congregations to stop holding services and prayer groups. County health chief Dr. Peter Beilenson said his office is asking congregations to hold services and fellowship meetings via Zoom, Skype or some other virtual platform - but not in person. Speaking Wednesday morning, Beilenson said more than 100 of the countys 314 cases of coronavirus infections are connected to church groups. ...
Orlando lawyer for pastor who held services during coronavirus outbreak says church lost its insurance Religion
Post Date: 2020-04-05 08:01:20 by Gatlin
Orlando lawyer for pastor who held services during coronavirus outbreak says church lost its insurance On Wednesday, Rodney Howard-Browne, the head pastor at the River at Tampa Bay Church, who was arrested for holding services during the coronavirus pandemic, said he will not open his megachurch this weekend over fear of his congregations safety and to protect them from government tyranny." However, his lawyer is now saying he also lost his insurance. Speaking in a Facebook Live video Thursday, Howard-Brownes lawyer, Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel, admitted that the arrest of his client earlier this week by Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister caused ...
Pastor tests positive for COVID-19
Post Date: 2020-04-05 07:57:17 by Gatlin
Lynchburg pastor tests positive for COVID-19 Pastor Jonathan Falwell made the announcement on Facebook Saturday. According to Falwells post, Billingsley has mild symptoms and hes getting better daily. Pray for Charles, his wife Shae and their boys, Caleb and Cooper during this time. Charles, and all of us, will be back on stage really soon at Thomas Road Baptist Church! Falwell wrote.
71 infected with coronavirus at Sacramento church. Congregation tells county ‘leave us alone’
Post Date: 2020-04-05 01:53:42 by Gatlin
71 infected with coronavirus at Sacramento church. Congregation tells county leave us alone One church in Sacramento County is now the epicenter of a major outbreak of coronavirus, and frustrated county officials say church leaders are refusing to listen to their demands to stop fellowship meetings. Seventy-one members of the Bethany Slavic Missionary Church near Rancho Cordova or people associated with congregation members have been afflicted with the virus, county officials say, making this one of the larger outbreak clusters in the country. One parishioner has died, officials said, and the pastor is sick. Beilenson said the church has stopped its weekly main services, ...
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