Louisiana Pastor Charged For Holding Services After Saying That Coronavirus Is “Politically Motivated” Hoax

NBC News reports:

A Louisiana pastor who continues to flout a ban on large gatherings was issued a summons from police for violating the governor’s executive 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 worshipers at a service Sunday at the church in Central, a city of nearly 29,000 near Baton Rouge. In a statement Tuesday, the Central Police Department said Spell was issued a misdemeanor summons for six counts of violating the governor’s executive order following his decision to host multiple large gatherings.

As I reported yesterday, Spell says the coronavirus is a “politically motivated” hoax. Yeah.