Mississippi police issue $500 tickets to drive-in church service attendees

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Mississippi police issue $500 tickets to drive-in church service attendees

April 12, 2020

GREENVILLE, Miss. (WJW) — Police in Mississippi issued $500 tickets to parishioners attending drive-in church services on Wednesday.

In wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Temple Baptist Church began running its services using radio frequencies that can only be heard within a one-block radius of the church, WLBT reports.

On Wednesday, their drive-in church service was shut down by local police.

“The police started coming up and we said, well, we think we’re in our rights. And they started issuing tickets, $500 tickets, it may have been 50 — I mean 20 to 30 tickets. Everybody got one, it wasn’t per car. Me and my wife was both in the car together and both of us got tickets,” longtime parishioner Lee Gordon told the news outlet.

Greenville Mayor Erick Simmons claims the drive-in church services pose health violations.

“You’re there for a 2-hour-period of time, folks want to use the bathroom, or go potty, and the little girls want to go use it. Now folks are in and out and they are facing this invisible giant called COVID-19,” Mayor Simmons reportedly said. “What we’ve been asking for in the state is bold leadership from our state, and partnership. If we have clear direction, we wouldn’t have issues that have evolved across the state.”

Another church in the area, who experienced a similar situation, has filed a lawsuit against the mayor saying his order is ” unconstitutional, illegal and must be withdrawn.”

May 2, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . COVID-19, Police state, Religion. Leave a comment.

Video: When some idiot tried to carry out a mass shooting at a church in Texas, several other people immediately pulled out their own guns and stopped him. We’ll never know how many lives they saved.

I live in Squirrel Hill, where 11 innocent people were shot and killed at a synagogue last year.

In Texas, just today, when some idiot tried to carry out a mass shooting at a church, several other people immediately pulled out their own guns and stopped him.

It’s a good thing that it’s legal for law abiding citizens to carry guns in churches in Texas.

We’ll never know how many lives they saved.

Here’s a link to a video of the incident:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/HqURuaj2Hus7/

And here’s an article about it from CNN:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/29/us/church-shooting-texas/index.html

Suspect shoots and kills 2 inside a Texas church before parishioners fatally shoot him

December 29, 2019

A man shot and killed two people during a church service in White Settlement, Texas, on Sunday before two members of the church security team shot and killed him, authorities said.

City Police Chief J.P. Bevering said it appeared the shooter walked into West Freeway Church of Christ and sat down in the sanctuary, then stood, pulled out a shotgun and shot two parishioners.

“There was a security team inside the church and they eliminated the threat,” Bevering said.

Bevering praised the churchgoers who returned fire and killed the suspect as “heroic” and said there is no ongoing threat.

Matthew DeSarno, the FBI agent in charge of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, said the motive is unknown, and nobody knows yet whether the shooter targeted the victims. DeSarno said the investigation will determine whether the shooter was driven by any sort of ideology.

He didn’t identify the shooter, but said he was “relatively transient with roots to this area” and had been arrested multiple times in different municipalities.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the incident was over within six seconds.

“This church has its own security team,” he said. “They were well trained. The heroism today is unparalleled. … Two of the parishioners who are volunteers on the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately, saving untold number of lives.”

Video shows the shooting

A video livestream from the church, seen by CNN, appears to show how the shooting unfolded. The entire incident, from the time the shooter pulled out his gun until he was shot, took six seconds.

Lisa Farmer, the wife of the West Freeway Church of Christ Minister Britt Farmer, was not inside the church at the time of the shooting but said the video shows the inside of the church building.

The video, obtained by CNN affiliate KTVT, shows the shooter seated in a pew toward the rear of the church during the service. The shooter, dressed in dark clothes, approaches someone in the back corner and appears to talk to them. That individual gestures toward the center of the church.

The shooter pulled out a long gun and opened fire on the man before shooting a second man.

It appears that a man, toward the left of the screen, draws a handgun and fires. The shooter falls to the ground immediately. Three muzzle flashes are seen on the video.

The YouTube video has since been made private.

‘It was so chaotic’

The shooting happened during communion, Lisa Farmer told CNN.

“It was so chaotic,” she said. “I think all the congregation is being held inside, all being held for questioning.”

The church normally has around 280 people attending Sunday services, she said. She didn’t identify the congregant who died but described him as a close friend “who would do anything for anybody that he could. Good guy. He’s been there for us through thick and thin.”

Video of the scene from CNN affiliate KTVT showed several agencies present — including Fort Worth Police, Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar EMS. Several people could be seen outside the church, which was roped off with yellow police tape.

Guns are legal in Texas churches

The shooting comes more than two years after a gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs — a community about 300 miles away from White Settlement — killing at least 26 people.

After the Sutherland Springs shooting, the state loosened its gun laws to allow churchgoers to carry firearms into houses of worship.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered his condolences in the wake of the shooting.

Police got a call just before 10 a.m. about people with gunshot wounds at the church.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and families of those killed in the evil act of violence that occurred at the West Freeway Church of Christ,” he said.

“Places of worship are meant to be sacred, and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he was “shocked and saddened” to hear about the shooting.

“As reports come in, please pray for any victims and their families, this congregation, and the law enforcement officials at the scene. My office will assist in any way needed,” he said.

December 29, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

The Video Authorities Don’t Want You To See: Mystery Person & Flash Of Light Before Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

I’m not saying that this video is proof that the Notre Dame Cathedral fire is arson.

What I am saying is that forensics experts should examine the video, and come to their own conclusion, based on actual evidence.

I’m also saying that it’s really weird that authority figures have already said that the fire was not arson. There hasn’t been enough time to do a forensics investigation. So why have they already said it was not arson?

How about investigating the actual evidence before determining whether or not it was arson?

 

http://dcwhispers.com/the-video-authorities-dont-want-you-to-see-mystery-person-flash-of-light-before-notre-dame-cathedral-fire/#sSGdPsAVMOk31rsa.97

The Video Authorities Don’t Want You To See: Mystery Person & Flash Of Light Before Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

April 17, 2019

If it had only been a singular incident involving a Catholic church in France the burning of one of the most well known human monuments to all of Christianity and Western Civilization could be understandably classified as an unfortunate accident during recent renovation work. Given that more than a thousand French churches across the country have been vandalized in recent years, though, more and more French (and others) are wondering if the Notre Dame fire wasn’t something far more sinister. Just released video of what appears to be someone moving inside the cathedral followed by a flash of light allegedly right before the fire started will do nothing to lessen those suspicions. If this was an act of vandalism and not an accident then hopefully the perpetrator(s) will soon be caught and brought to justice.

Here is that video which is now going viral all across the world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgfYYMjpf1s

April 21, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , . Religion. 1 comment.

It’s too soon to either blame or rule out arson as the cause of the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire. I will wait for the forensics investigation. In the meantime, who is this person in this video?

Given that they have not conducted an official forensics investigation yet, and given that such an investigation can take months, I don’t see how they can be saying for certain that the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire wasn’t arson.

A live broadcast by a French TV station showed an unidentified person walking around, way up high in the building, after the fire started. This person is neither a construction worker nor a firefighter.

I’m not saying this was arson. And I’m not saying this was not arson.

What I am saying is that:

1) There hasn’t been enough time to determine the cause, or to rule out any cause. So it seems really weird that people have already ruled out arson.

2) The person in this video has not been identified.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7xIOt4qR7M

April 20, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , , . Religion. Leave a comment.