[Ed. – He claims his congregation would ‘rather die than miss church.’]
The pastor who said his congregation would rather die than not go to church plans to hold an Easter service this weekend — with 1,000 people.
Tony Spell, of the Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has refused to stop his services amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite the state’s public health ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.
He was even arrested and charged with six misdemeanor counts of violating Gov. John Bel Edward’s orders.
Spell recently told TMZ: “They say everybody’s going to get it. … Then if everybody’s going to get it, let’s get on with life.”
The pastor, who also claims his services cure cancer and HIV, said no “dictator law” should keep people from worshipping God.