Rodney Howard-Browne, Megachurch Pastor Who Flouted Virus Rules, Arrested - 2020-03-30

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F375.png Rodney Howard-Browne, Megachurch Pastor Who Flouted Virus Rules, Arrested March 30, 2020, Will Sommer, Daily Beast

A controversial Florida pastor who refused to stop holding packed church services, in violation of coronavirus restrictions, was arrested Monday by a local sheriff who said the preacher was putting his followers' lives at risk.

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne was booked on misdemeanor charges of unlawful assembly and violation of public health rules after flouting social distancing orders at The River at Tampa Bay church.

Howard-Browne—an ally of President Donald Trump—has been an outspoken opponent of social distancing requirements, claiming his church has machines that can stop the coronavirus and vowing to personally cure the state of Florida himself.

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