When he picked up the phone and heard it was a reporter on the line, Louisiana Pastor Tony Spell almost immediately began reciting the Declaration of Independence.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” Spell, the leader of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge told BuzzFeed News Thursday morning over the phone.
Which of course is true, that is in the Declaration. What is also true is that Declaration does not have the weight of law behind it. Do continue, Pastor
“My government is not my creator, my president is not my God,” continued Spell, who was charged with six misdemeanors last week for continuing to hold in-person services despite the coronavirus pandemic. “The president did not give me my rights to worship God and to assemble in church, and no socialist government or godless president can take that right away.”
While the majority of churches in the country have chosen to suspend services during the coronavirus outbreak — choosing, when they can, to host their congregations online via livestream — several churches around the country have continued to hold services. Many of them have big Easter Sunday plans, even as some church gatherings across the US have led to outbreaks among their congregants.
Let’s cut to the chase. The article is about how the Xristian Xrazies intend to break the shelter-in-place rules to gather in churches, because as that crazy, smug, Xristian lady earlier in the week put it, she’s “covered in the blood” of Jeebus, and the Jeebus forcefield will not allow her to become sick. Of course, it will allow her to become a vector to her community, so in addition to the blood of Jeebus, she’ll have the blood of her community on her hands. She doesn’t care.
As I have said since the start of this blog, I don’t have a faith, I don’t even have the faith that the next Kleenex will pop up and I’m usually right about that. I don’t care if anyone else has a faith, just don’t foist your faith on me. And nothing could be more foisting their faith on all of us that these nuts all becoming infected and then spreading it to all of us.
Let ’em go to church. Just lock the doors after they are in there and don’t let them out until this thing is over.
Jeebus died for their sins, isn’t it time they paid him back?