Watch entire police force storm parking lot religious services in MS

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Pastor Hamilton of King James Bible Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi is rejecting the mandate to limit drive-in religious services.

What are they going to do? Arrest the pastor and put him in a crowded jail cell?

Police surrounded the parking lot services.

Charles Hamilton was administering drive-in service as a pastor at the King James Bible Baptist Church in Greenville on Thursday night before a squad of police cars circled the church and threatened to fine anyone who refused to leave after local officials banned public congregations in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

“I’m a good citizen. I ain’t breaking no law, I ain’t selling no drugs, I’m just preaching the word of God, and look at all these police cars here,” Hamilton said in a video livestreamed on social media. “This is America, private property of a church. Look at this, y’all, there’s more police pulling up.”

The police said his rights were suspended by the governed, but Pastor Hamilton rejected that notion.

Watch:

The entire police force showed up to storm the church service.

THEY’RE GETTING FINED FOR NOW

A neighboring church in Greenville was given $500 tickets for holding drive-in services. The pastor there was giving his sermon from a bullhorn while people rolled down their car windows but stayed in their cars.

Texas-based First Liberty Institute emailed a letter to Greenville officials Thursday demanding that the city drop the “draconian and unconstitutional” restriction on worship services.

The mayor said he issued the order tightening up restrictions because churches were holding weddings and funerals.

Most of the pastors in Mississippi are fine with the restrictions.

A case in Kansas is now before the Kansas Supreme Court protesting the ban against religious gatherings of more than 10 people. It is rather arbitrary.

In Kentucky, the mayor of Louisville banned drive-in services and told neighbors to snitch on neighbors.


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