Texas ficials are urging social distancing but Megachurch Pastor Brown still hosted Sunday service.
but apparently, some are simply choosing their faith in God above all. According to TMZ, the pastor a Megachurch in Tampa, FL has been arrested after hosting an illegal Sunday Service and violating requests for social distancing.
A warrant was issued for Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne's arrest. Hosting a service this past weekend with a large crowd at River Church, Hillsborough County Sherriff's Department caught wind that he announced he would remain open despite the possibility community transmission coronavirus. "The only time the church will close is when the Rapture is taking place," he announced during his sermon. The county already banned gatherings more than 10 people with their "safer-at-home" order. On top that, they ordered people to keep a six-feet distance from each other which Howard-Browne clearly didn't abide by.
Police arrested Pastor Howard-Browne earlier today on charges unlawful assembly and for violating health and safety rules.
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