Operation Save America will be conducting a “Strike a Blow for Freedom” rally and press conference on June 7. It will take place at the United States Fifth Circuit Appeals Court in New Orleans Fifth District Court. The time is from 8-9 am.
Judge Roy Moore will be representing Pastor Tony Spell and Life Tabernacle Church of Baton Rouge against Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards; David Barrow, Mayor of Central City, La.; Roger Corcoran, Chief of Police of Central City Mayor; Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor of Baton Rouge, LA; Sheriff Sid Gautreaux of Baton Rouge Parish; and Judge Fred Crifasi of the 19th Judicial District of Louisiana.
Pastor Spell was arrested numerous times, placed in jail, and accused of several violations of Governor Edward’s orders. He was told not to assemble for worship services, much like the authorities of old demanded the early church not to “teach nor preach in Jesus’ name (Acts 4:18).” Pastor Spell has been under house arrest and was forced to wear an ankle bracelet because he will not abandon his convictions. He has been penalized for adhering to a sacred obligation based upon God’s command to not forsake the assembling of the church together (Hebrews 10:25).
Pastor Spell was arrested for failure to comply with Governor John Bel Edwards emergency orders in March. The charge? Holding church services during a pandemic. “As absurd as this may sound, I was arrested, booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison, and am charged with nine crimes,” he said.
As recently as May 24 three judges with the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals said, “Pastor Spell’s free exercise of religion does not lie outside of the governments jurisdiction.”
”Rev. Rusty Thomas, National Director of Operation Save America declared, “Civil government is not our god, our nanny, our healthcare provider, nor our master. It has become drunk with power and forgotten that it is to be a servant of the people. It is time to get out our homes, out of our churches, and get back in your Constitutional lane. Your duty is to protect our God-given rights, not squelch them.”
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-CNJ Staff Reports