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    Hellfire Visits Plague Rats

    Mississippi church fighting coronavirus restrictions burned to the ground

    Phil Helsel and The Associated Press
    NBC News May 22, 2020, 12:43 PM GMT+7

    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said he's "heartbroken and furious" after a fire this week at a church that has challenged coronavirus restrictions. The fire is being investigated as arson.

    The fire Wednesday in Holly Springs destroyed the First Pentecostal Church, and investigators found graffiti in the church parking lot that reads, “Bet you stay home now you hypokrits," NBC affiliate WMC of Memphis reported.

    The church was "burned to the ground" and had been trying to open services, Reeves tweeted Thursday.

    First Pentecostal filed a lawsuit last month against the city over its public health order on in-person worship services, the station reported.
    "This is not who we are," the governor said at a daily news conference on the coronavirus epidemic and the state's response.
    "Obviously, we have to ensure that this investigation is done and that it is completed," Reeves said. "But if this is in fact what it looks like, I want you to know that we're going to do everything in our power to find whomever burned this church down."

    Stephen Crampton, attorney for the church, told WMC that he has no doubt that the fire was connected to the lawsuit.
    "To find that that graffiti is spray painted in there — 'I bet you stay home now, you hypocrites,' right — seems very clearly directed at this particular lawsuit and the church's stand for its own Constitutional rights," he said.

    The lawsuit deals with alleged police disruption of a Bible study and Easter service.

    Holly Springs City Attorney Shirley Byers said the church was issued a violation on April 10 after about 40 people had gathered inside and were not social distancing. The city amended its local order in late April to allow drive-thru church services. The lawsuit says social distancing is practiced inside and that services are held indoor only when weather prohibits outdoor services.

    Image: First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs (Kelly McMillen / Marshall County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Reeves has never outright prohibited worship services and has classified places like churches as "essential" in state stay-at-home orders.
    But, he has encouraged churches to use alternatives like online and parking lot services.

    Earlier this week, Reeves released guidance on resuming in-person faith gatherings, which include cleaning and disinfection, holding separate services for vulnerable populations and creating a 6-foot buffer between household groups.

    Holly Springs is a community of around 7,600 in the northern part of the state near the Tennessee border, a little more than 40 miles southeast of Memphis.

    Mississippi has begun reopening other parts of its economy and activities. On Tuesday, Reeves signed an order allowing places that include tattoo parlors and dance studios to reopen.

    As of the end of the business day Wednesday, Mississippi had confirmed 12,222 COVID-19 cases and had had 580 deaths, according to the state health department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    First Pentecostal filed a lawsuit last month against the city over its public health order on in-person worship services,
    Muppets. It is for the greater good. I am sure there is some Biblical quote for that.

    Seems that some Americans don't seem to believe that rules apply to them?

    Someone more famous that me said "You cannot have freedom and lawyers"

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Muppets.
    ...a recent survey suggested 70% of Americans identified as "muppet"...and muppets reproduce like rabbits...

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    Muppets...clients of Goldman Sachs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Mississippi church fighting coronavirus restrictions burned to the ground
    Holy smoke.

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    'hypokrits'? I smell a false flag operation. Bad spelling would indicate the type that would be out with guns at the governors office demanding they open up.
    SUCH bad spelling suggests a setup.

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    ^Yeah, maybe check how recently the insurance was upgraded on that church building....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    SUCH bad spelling suggests a setup.
    ...or possibly a graduate of Trailer Park High School with a sense of humor...

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    hypokrit

    A new word. It's not easy to create new words.

    All it needs now is a meaning. How about:

    A person who is the victim of irrational behaviour at the hands of a person or group of persons of meagre intelligence.

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    ^

    You need to use it in a sentence...

    America is the biggest hypokrit under the Trump administration.

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    lightning strike would have been better irony

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    lightning strike would have been better irony
    ...or maybe a pic of Jesus holding a match...

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    In fact the reality is that whoever did it probably actually did save lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    In fact the reality is that whoever did it probably actually did save lives.
    ...yep, depressing, but there you are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    . The city amended its local order in late April to allow drive-thru church services
    So you get the grape juice and crackers in Styrofoam containers then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    So you get the grape juice and crackers in Styrofoam containers then...
    ...so, evangelicals think Jesus turned water into grape juice then...it's a wonder they don't trip over their bibles on the way into church...

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    You didn't think the holy rollers allowed actual wine to defile their temple lips, did you?

    edit: You'd be amazed at their abilities in picking and choosing Bible passages to adhere to and to ignore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    You didn't think the holy rollers allowed actual wine to defile their temple lips, did you?
    ...I'm weak on trailer park lore...

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    Our house didn't come with wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    So you get the grape juice and crackers in Styrofoam containers then...
    My Catholic friends will attend communion in the church parking lot. The priest is bringing wine and crackers to their car. Those two old birds say, anyway. I think the priest was making a joke!

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    No real wine in a holy roller's communion. That I was aware of anyway. Our kind didn't think much of Catholics either. It was a twisted world I grew up in. Considering my paternal side was Anabaptist not sure how my dad got sucked in to the Pentecostal trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Our kind didn't think much of Catholics either. It was a twisted world I grew up in.
    ...the need to hate is strong with many "Christian" denominations. I grew up Episcopal: real wine, vegan wafers and limp-wristed Bishops at communion...

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    For some reason I thought you had been a Catholic altar boy as a youth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Episcopal
    Same as Catholics except they flunked latin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Same as Catholics except they flunked latin.
    ...^old, very old...

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