Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist:
Despite a court order preventing his church from hosting a massive in-person gathering, California Pastor John MacArthur did it anyway Sunday morning, putting hundreds (if not thousands) of Christians directly in the path of danger.
For more than a month now, MacArthur, the leader of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, has been celebrating the lack of social distancing and face masks in his congregation.
A couple of weeks ago, he falsely claimed, “There is no pandemic.” And yesterday, he once again broke the law when he shunned the idea of outdoor services with sensible COVID restrictions in favor of an indoor service with no restrictions whatsoever.
Church is essential pic.twitter.com/2vYuXVYeIJ
— Matt MacArthur (@matt64matt) September 13, 2020
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