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Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:13 PM

Louisiana lawyer hospitalized with COVID-19 less than 10 days after visiting controversial church

A Baton Rouge lawyer who visited Life Tabernacle Church on two occasions in early April was hospitalized with COVID-19 on April 16.

Before he became ill, Jeff Wittenbrink, 59, was helping put together a legal defense of the church and its pastor on anticipated charges of defying Louisiana’s social-distancing order and its ban on large gatherings.

The Rev. Tony Spell has defiantly refused to follow those mandates despite one arrest and repeated warnings. On Easter Sunday, he drew a large crowd that was captured on video.

John Bel Edwards, Louisiana’s Democratic governor, issued the state's “safer at home” orders on March 22. Similar to those in Wisconsin, the orders require social distancing and remaining at home except for essential reasons, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy. Forty-three states and the District of Columbia have adopted such measures to reduce contagion and save lives.

Read more: https://www.wisconsingazette.com/news/louisiana-lawyer-hospitalized-with-covid-19-less-than-10-days-after-visiting-controversial-church/article_f4a6150c-818f-11ea-8d25-cf69f5629339.html

As the hymn says, God moves in a mysterious way.

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TexasTowelie Apr 19 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 19 #1
dem4decades Apr 19 #2
Newest Reality Apr 19 #3
keithbvadu2 Apr 19 #4
Leghorn21 Apr 19 #5
sfstaxprep Apr 19 #6
Leghorn21 Apr 19 #8
sfstaxprep Apr 19 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:18 PM

1. Sometimes the way in which God moves is not mysterious at all.

This is God saying Hey, people, don't go to church in the middle of a pandemic, duh! I told you ages ago to pray in private anyhow.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:22 PM

2. He should sue himself for being an idiot. Slam dunk case.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:25 PM

3. What's that other saying...

The mills of the gods grind slowly, but exceedingly fine.

I will remember this time as that of famous last words. There are many to come.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:35 PM

4. Here ya go, ambulance chaser. Karma

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:37 PM

5. Wittenbrink got have gotten it anywhere, he says

”Speaking with The Advocate by phone from his hospital bed, Wittenbrink declined to tie his illness to Life Tabernacle Church. He told the newspaper that he might have been infected at a number of places.

"I went to Albertson's twice a day. I went to Sam's. I went to Walmart. I went to Lowe's. I used the gas pumps. I mean I just wasn't careful. God knows where I got it. The bad thing is I might have spread (it) to somebody. I feel bad about that, " he told The Advocate.”


Albertsons, Sam’s, Walmart, Lowe’s, gas station - busy little spreader, eh - he could be the one who carried it into the church in the first place

Have at it, you stupid motherfuckers

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:42 PM

6. I Wonder If They Held Services Today

I did not realize someone from the Church died recently. I am sorry, I have nothing good to say, so I'll keep my comments to myself.

[link:https://www.thedailybeast.com/member-of-tony-spells-life-tabernacle-church-in-baton-rouge-dies-from-coronavirus-another-member-in-icu|

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:46 PM

7. OK, This Fucker Needs To Get The Virus And Die A Painful Death

In a video posted on Wednesday, Spell asked parishioners to donate their $1,200 federal stimulus check to the church. In another video posted on Friday morning, he dedicated a song to people “who’ve really been going through some storms and trials.”

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