Evangelist Defies Trump Administration, Plans MASSIVE Event

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Pastor Jonathan Shuttlesworth addresses congregation
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A pastor in Pennsylvania says he is organizing a major outdoor protest event. At issue are COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and the subsequent arrests of multiple pastors for allegedly violating those orders.

Evangelist Jonathan Shuttlesworth recently made a defiant announcement:

We’re gonna hold an outdoor Easter blowout service. Not online. A national gathering. You come from all over, like Woodstock. And we’re gonna gather and lift up Jesus Christ.”

“Unlawful Assembly” in Florida

Another pastor, Rodney Howard-Browne of Florida, was recently arrested for holding church services, thereby potentially placing those who attended at risk.

Howard-Browne, of the River at Tampa Bay Church, is accused of violating coronavirus quarantine orders during a public health emergency. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, the service created a “dangerous environment” for both the congregation and the community at large.

The service was live-streamed on the church’s Facebook page, and showed congregants standing shoulder-to-shoulder. Howard-Browne held the service despite reportedly being warned multiple times by police.

Howard-Browne was arrested on second-degree misdemeanor charges: violating quarantine orders and unlawful assembly. The 58-year-old pastor posted $500 bail and was released approximately 40 minutes after being booked.

Sheriff Chronister says, “His reckless disregard for human life put hundreds of people in his congregation at risk and thousands of residents who may interact with them this week in danger.

But Howard-Browne’s attorneys argue there will be a reckoning for the arrest, saying, “The sheriff and Hillsborough County will get a lesson on the Constitution and discriminatory application of the law.”

Defending a Fellow Pastor

Meanwhile, Shuttlesworth says, “I’m not ashamed that Dr. Rodney got arrested. I’m ashamed that when they wanted to arrest preachers for having church, in an entire state, there was only one to come for.”

Shuttlesworth says Howard-Browne’s was arrested for “having church”, and tweeted:

Pastor arrested for having a church service in his own building on Sunday, just like 1938 Germany.. and just like 1938 Germany, other pastors say nothing, or applaud the arrest!

Another Arrest in Louisiana

A Louisiana pastor faces six misdemeanor charges after holding services for an estimated 500 congregants, despite a ban on gatherings. Pastor Tony Spell, of Central’s Life Tabernacle Church, was arrested one day after Howard-Browne. He was released after being read his rights, booked, and fingerprinted.

Not an Attack on Religious Freedom

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump said “We’re going to have a really rough two weeks.” Coronavirus deaths are peaking right now, and social distancing is a crucial factor in containing the spread.

“It is absolutely critical for the American people to follow the guidelines. It’s a matter of life and death,” the President emphasized.

In response to Howard-Browne’s arrest, State Attorney Andrew Warren, quoted the Bible, saying:

“I’d remind the good pastor of Mark 12:31, which said there’s no more important commandment than to love thy neighbor as thyself.”

“Loving your neighbors is protecting them, not jeopardizing their health by exposing them to this deadly virus,” Warren said.

13 COMMENTS

  1. For every disease, virus, sickness, cancer, high blood pressure, suicide, sadness, poverty, lust, alcoholism, cigarette smoking etc…. anything negative, there is a spirit. With the CoronaV19 the pastors know full well that they are fighting Satan’s demons in the form of CronV19. They know that if they have the faith and knowledge in their prayers, they can command the demons out and they must leave. Trump was supposed to have a Nationwide prayer to eradicate CronV19, and to bring peace, and prosperity, but not enough people were informed, therefore the prayer did not get done properly. We are fighting light vs. darkness. NWO is darkness, Satanic. We are in a fight for our lives against Satan. Americans wakeup and pray. I have had CronV19 at least 6 or more times. I just pray it out. Everytime I go out, it flows over my body, it is dirty and dark. It has attacked me while I slept. Lungs, heart, spine, kidneys full body fevers etc. but I believe in Jesus Christ and this evil runs from me. It cannot remain in or around me. This is why NWO-Satanists do not want Christians to gather enmass and pray. They will lose and they know it. Back to Hell.

  2. Fact is the Trump administration is wrong by ordering things that are against the constitution. Governors and Mayors are wrong by doing the same thing. There will be a price to pay for all this.

    • You need to wake up and smell the coffee. Nothing the President has done, violates the Constitution. Most of the draconian moves by State Governors have come in Democrat controlled places. Their objective is not to protect people but rather to shut down the economy to try and impact the upcoming November election. After the election in November, the Wuhan Virus will quickly become history and the country will once again move forward for President Trump’s second term.

  3. Only thing “religious” leaders , of ANY religion or cult , get at the end of the day is easy money for THEM , while they preach the same crap they never have to prove !

  4. THE ORDERS FOR PEOPLE TO STAY INSIDE AND AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE ARE FOR OUR OWN PROTECTION.SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN NEEDED..GOD GAVE US A BRAIN ;SO USE IT,TRYING TO PROTECT OUR SELVES AND STOP THIS HORRIBLE VIRUS.THE LESS PEOPLE THAT ARE EXPOSED ,IS THE SOONER THE VIRUS WILL GO AWAY.
    PEOPLE OF THE CLOTH,SHOULD BE DEVOTING THEIR TIME IN PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY,AND NOT BE STIRRING UP MORE PROBLEMS.YES;I AM A CHILD OF GOD.EVER DAY I PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP,AND OUR COUNTRY.I FEEL THAT EVER ONE SHOULD BE PRAYING FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

  5. God also told us not to tempt God. I think of the people to this day that die from drinking poison and handling poisonous snakes. Also in Mark, it says, Render unto Caesars what is Caesars, and render to God what is God’s. We as Christians shouldn’t be going around disrespecting out leader ship.

  6. I absolutely detest these evangelists…they are so hypocritical it isn’t even funny…they are ONLY in it to take MILLIONS of dollars from sheeple

  7. I do not know that it is really Trump that is prohibiting the church services. Here in Massachusetts it is actually the governor. Then local mayors want to get in on the act of cancelling things. IN some churches there is a lot of space , people can spread out. There is no reason to interfere with them. Governors and mayors are dusting off laws from the 1950’s while legislative bodies hide under a rock. One person should not have the authority to declare an endless state of emergency.

    • I am a grown man 79 years old with all my senses, I don’t need anyone, especially a corrupt democrat controlled government telling me what to do, when to do it, where to do it and how to do it, so I will continue to do as I have for the last 79 years. With GODS PROTECTION, My family and I have lived through many trials and tribulations and survived.
      All the government has done for me is rob me of most of my income.

  8. While Trump is making recommendations re: this pandemic that came out of a level 3 lab in N Carolina, given to the Chinese by Obama and turned foundation/base on H1N1 and SARS – Wuhan frankensteined it.
    It’s mutated 8 times that we know of.
    The overreach on what is being done is by state level governors and mayors – well over even what WHO recommended. So, let’s not call it the TRUMP admin implementing all the nonsense.
    Look at each state and see what THEY are doing.
    Examples: Man on paddleboard out in the ocean, completely by himself – chased by 3 police officers (who were violating their own personal distance btw) and then sent TWO boats to chase him
    Really? Who is going to infect? The fish?
    This was in Malibu.

    You have ALL kinds of stories that are similar in insanity.
    People being arrested on their own property – for being outside, with their own children, alone.
    They are closing GOLF courses, beaches, trails, etc.
    Now, to be clear, I do believe in precautions but what is going on is just flat out insane.
    Also keep in mind, the agenda behind all of this.
    Food shortages – what is going to happen when people cannot get it.
    They will not be staying at home
    And if people paid attention to what happened to the food chain from last year’s floods? You would know this was going to be a huge problem. But I will nutshell it because I did a report/interview on it
    Over 1 million calves alone died, hundreds of thousands into the millions of livestock of every kind.
    Conveniently, six of the top producing chicken plants? Somehow caught fire.
    Millions of pigs – and then take into account China was our biggest import there, and they killed 150 million plus. Then you have the grains and silos – BILLIONS in damage and thank you FDA for coming out and saying you were not even going to bother to go out and try to access all the damage.
    That list goes on too.

    Then you have Bill Gates demanding vaccines … again.
    This guy needs to be locked up for crimes against humanity with his “vaccines” – go look what happened in India and Africa alone. His “cure” sterilizes and kills people. But he wants all of you to have them!
    *Note: Not surprising he refuses to vaccinate his own kids. But I digress.

    Now you have a further attack on Christians. Not only arresting people or ticketing them at $500 per person for attending church. Yet, you can go to a grocery store and be closer to someone than you would in some church. And what about the people who are going to church in their CARS and the police are showing up to take down their license plates – and have stated, they are going to people’s houses to arrest them. Another state – we are going to drive by your house, and if we see more cars than the census states of people that live in your house, we will arrest you.
    When it comes to attending church due to spreading, common sense should be applied as well.
    I am NOT saying the government should be allowed on ANY level to control services.
    But riddle me this one…all these stories of Christians being persecuted. (Yes, some are “closing” to livestream) but you don’t hear about Muslims being ticketed or arrested. There aren’t floods of stories of other religions going thru this – and they are still attending!
    The list goes ON! Make no mistake that there are many agendas in play.

    The people who are overboard, again, are at STATE level doing what they decide – and it is INSANE
    Trump admin did not institute all these idiots’ decisions
    The people that are writing, passing all these bills or making crap up and enforcing it, need to be tossed out of office!
    And we, the people, need to be standing up against our rights continually being taken away!
    STATE BY STATE
    Because they have already started taking more, and if you think you are getting them back “after” this?

    And if National Guard shows up at your house? Demanding to come in?
    Don’t answer your door – they don’t have the right to demand coming in. If they force their way in?
    Defend your home – you have that right. Don’t start it, but don’t take it either. (I am not promoting violence! I am saying you still have rights to protect YOUR home)
    If you don’t know your Constitutional rights? Better brush up on all of them now and fight to keep the ones left we have.
    Yes. Pray.
    Yes. Be vigilant.
    Yes. Be safe.
    Yes. Get involved and ACTIVE in all this.

    God bless all of you ~

  9. These pastors are not defying trump ..they are violating the terms set by their state governor’s and local officials…we should be alarmed that the first two things that many states shut down were gun shops and churches…

  10. There are a few ministers who suggest they speak for God, when actually they are only in it for themselves. Like it or not, mass gatherings, whether they be worship services, protest marches or musical concerts heighten the chances of the Wuhan Virus spreading. As such we must obey lawful orders of the government who is trying to stop the spread. Sorry, but I don’t believe for a second that God has spoken to these ministers telling them to violate the Rule of Law by holding services.

  11. We have to stop calling this the Coronavirus or Covid-19. It’s a form of the common flue created by the demonrats to instill fear that we are all going to get sick and die.

    It has to be called The New World Order, and we will not allow this new world order to come into America.

    The demonrats want to control our lives. It’s all about power. We listened at first. We went into lock down and we did the mask thing, because we did not know. It’s time to tell our demonrat governors and mayors we are done with this bull-hit.

    My God is in control of every virus spore floating in the air. He has a plan for each and everyone of our lives. In that plan when He decides He is calling us Home, we have no say in that. I am putting my Trust and Faith in Him and am going to continue going to church and sing praise songs to Him.

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