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Hate Group Wins Block On Kansas Church Lockdown

Fox News reports: A federal court in Kansas issued a temporary restraining order Saturday against an executive order capping church gatherings at 10 people due to COVID-19, according to a local report. The move came a week after the Supreme Court of Kansas ruled in favor of Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat who saw her order overturned by a GOP-led …

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Bible Museum Bought Allegedly Stolen Relic Papyrus

The Guardian reports: An international mystery concerning the alleged theft of priceless ancient papyrus biblical fragments from a collection held at Oxford University has led to the arrest of a classics professor on suspicion of theft and fraud. Dr Dirk Obbink, an associate professor in papyrology and Greek literature at the university, was detained by officers from Thames Valley police. …

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Vimeo Bans AFA: We Don’t Host Terror Or Hate Groups

From the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow: A popular video platform has relied on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s discredited list of “hate groups” to shut down a pro-family group’s account. Vimeo told the American Family Association (AFA) it will not host an account if the owner is a member of a terror or hate group. AFA Vice President Walker Wildmon …

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Kirk Cameron Is Shocked That Networks Won’t Carry Fundraiser He’s Hosting For Franklin Graham’s Charity

“We had a major network who wanted to wanted to air Hope Rising, and at the very last minute, just days before Easter, they decided to pull out and they didn’t tell us why. But we assume it was perhaps because it was too Christian. “Then we offered it to all the other major networks and they all said ‘no.’ …

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Parishioner At Branch Covidian Church Dies Of COVID

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports: A 78-year-old man who attended a Central church that has bucked state stay-at-home restrictions has died from the illness tied to the novel coronavirus. The East Baton Rouge Parish coroner said Harold Orillion, a parish resident, died from the COVID-19 respiratory illness on Wednesday. Three sources told The Advocate that Orillion had ties to the …

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Branch Covidian’s Lawyer Hospitalized With COVID

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports: A Baton Rouge lawyer who is part of the legal team representing a Central church and its pastor defying state social distancing orders during the coronavirus pandemic has been hospitalized because of the coronavirus. The lawyer, Jeff Wittenbrink, attended two events at Life Tabernacle Church — an April 2 news conference and an April 5 …

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Branch Covidian: Give Your Stimulus Check To Pastors

TMZ reports: Pastor Tony Spell’s got a plan for your stimulus check — give it away to evangelists who can’t pass the offering plate while the pandemic’s closed their churches. The controversial leader of the Life Tabernacle Church in Louisiana has whipped up another controversial idea he calls the “Pastor Spell Stimulus Challenge.” His challenge also doesn’t seem to consider …

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Mat Staver: Send Me Money To Stop Lockdown Tyranny

Via email from hate group leader Mat Staver: Just when it seemed like all is lost and tyranny had taken hold without so much as a peep from its victims, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. Yesteday, “Operation Gridlock” was in full swing with tens of thousands of participants. Vehicles from across the state, draped …

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Branch Covidians Sue Kentucky Over Lockdown: We Are Being Interned Like Japanese-Americans Were In WWII

Law & Crime reports: Three people of faith in Kentucky alleged in a class action complaint on Tuesday that Gov. Andy Beshear [photo], a Democrat, went way too far with coronavirus-related restrictions. The plaintiffs noted in the opening lines of their lawsuit that “in times of public panic and fear, egregious violations of fundamental rights have been permitted throughout the …

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Franklin Graham Laughably Claims He Isn’t Anti-LGBT: “I’m Not Homophobic And I Don’t Bash LGBT People”

“We have a statement of faith, Laura. We believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. And that’s — that goes back to the beginning of time to the first man and woman that God created. And this is our standard, and so for people that we hire — we are a Christian organization. “We are a religious …

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DOJ Sides With Branch Covidians In Mississippi Lawsuit

Fox News reports: The Justice Department intervened in a Mississippi church’s lawsuit by saying in a court filing that it “strongly suggests that the city’s actions target religious conduct” after the church sued police for ticketing congregants during a drive-in service amid coronavirus, Fox News has learned. The DOJ is siding with Temple Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss., after Greenville …

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Banks Cut Off Bakker Over Scam Coronavirus “Cure”

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: End Times pastor Jim Bakker closed out his television program today by begging viewers to support his ministry financially using checks, as his network has reportedly been unable to process credit card transactions ever since it came under fire for promoting the silver solution it sold as a cure for the COVID-19 coronavirus. …

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Student Sues Liberty University Over COVID Response

The Hill reports: A student has filed a class-action lawsuit against Liberty University over the school’s response to the coronavirus crisis, seeking refunds of thousands of dollars of tuition paid for the spring semester. A plaintiff identified only as “Student A,” citing a fear of retaliation and harassment, accuses the school and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., of downplaying the …

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Branch Covidian Pastors Sue California Governor

ABC News reports: Three Inland Empire churches that want to keep their doors open during the coronavirus outbreak sued Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials on Monday, arguing that physical distancing orders violate the First Amendment right to freedom of religion and assembly. The suit, filed in the federal court for the Central District of California, also names state Attorney …

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Televangelist Was Able To Rebuke “Demonic” COVID In Her Sleep Because She First Ate “Communion Cracker”

Today’s crazy break courtesy of Charisma News: On Saturday, April 4, at 4 a.m., I was abruptly awoken by God after an encounter with a strong demonic force that came into my bedroom and tried to put a sickness upon me on my chest. I cried out in my sleep three times as I rebuked this demon. I knew it …

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Hundreds Attend Services At Branch Covidian Church

The Associated Press reports: Hundreds of worshippers attended services at a Louisiana church on Sunday, flouting a ban on large gatherings, angering neighbors and seemingly turning a deaf ear to their governor, who once again warned that hospitals could soon be overwhelmed with new cases of the coronavirus. An estimated 500 people of all ages filed inside the mustard-yellow and …

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Kansas Gov Wins Court Battle On Church Restrictions

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order limiting in-person religious gatherings to fight the coronavirus stands, the state Supreme Court ruled hours before Easter Sunday began. In a narrow ruling, the court said top Kansas Republican leaders didn’t follow the procedures outlined in a resolution approved by the full Legislature when they voted earlier this month …

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Trump Promotes Service By Hateful Scamvangelical

The Dallas Morning News reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that he’ll attend Easter services on Sunday, virtually, along with congregants of Dallas’ First Baptist Church, where his friend and adviser is senior pastor. “I’m going to be watching Pastor Robert Jeffress,” Trump said at his daily coronavirus task force briefing. “He’s been a great guy, and I’m going to …

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Branch Covidian Megachurch Expects 2000 For Easter: “God Will Shield Us As We Stand Against The Antichrist”

Reuters reports: A handful of holdout U.S. churches plan to hold in-person services on Easter Sunday, saying their right to worship in person outweighs public health officials’ warnings against holding large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. “Satan and a virus will not stop us,” said the Reverend Tony Spell, 42, pastor of the evangelical Life Tabernacle Church near Baton Rouge, …

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Liberty Counsel Celebrates Pandemic: “Finally The False Gods Of Statism And Celebrities Have Been Laid Low”

Via email from hate group leader Mat Staver: One by one, idols and false gods that humans have created have been laid low. Celebrity athletes, musicians and movie stars – languish as their venues are all closed. Money – the stock markets have crashed and the economy is largely shut down. Technology – Internet and phone lines are straining under …

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