On Sunday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a “Stay at Home” order prohibiting gatherings of more than ten people in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
This order comes on the heels of two previous orders – one from March 13 that limited gatherings to 250 people or fewer, and one from March 16 that limited gatherings to 50 people or fewer.
Despite the orders from the governor, a church in Louisiana has continued to hold large services. On March 17, Life Tabernacle Church in Central, Louisiana, gathered for worship with more than 300 in attendance, according to Pastor Tony Spell.
Video footage of the Tuesday service posted on Facebook shows dozens of parishioners gathering near the stage, hugging and laying hands on each other. None appear to be wearing face masks or gloves. Read more…