Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

According to jail records, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne turned himself in to authorities Monday afternoon in Hernando County, where he lives. He was charged with unlawful assembly and violation of a public health emergency order. Bail was set at $500, according to the jail’s website, and he was released after posting bond.

via apnews.com

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2020/03/pastor-arrested-for-violating-rules-amid-virus-outbreak.html

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