“His reckless disregard for human life put hundreds of people in his congregation at risk and thousands of residents who may interact with them this week in danger." - Sheriff Chad Chronister's previous statement on the Pastor.
Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of the River at Tampa Bay church took to his live stream this week to promote The Stand, an "open-air mass healing and miracle crusade." More than 2,800 people had registered for the event. It starts Sunday. [Facebook]
“We’re not doing social distancing, we’re not wearing masks,” Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne said. About 2,800 have registered to attend.
“Attorney Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel, released a statement Friday calling the Howard-Browne’s arrest “politically motivated.”
“Neither the pastor nor The River at Tampa Bay Church did anything wrong," Staver said. “The arrest and the press conference were outrageous and caught the attention of the nation and the world.”