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Inspired by their pastor who defies coronavirus measures, churchgoers in the U.S. state of Louisiana have violated social distancing ordinances, again. 

Life Tabernacle Church in Central, Louisiana was brimful with parishioners despite a ban on gatherings amid the virus pandemic, according to WAFB-TV, a local affiliate of the national CBS channel.

Pastor Tony Spell, who was issued a summons earlier for carrying on services at the church in violation of the governor’s order, defiantly said he is going to keep the church doors open for the people who are “needy” and whose “souls are lost”.

Surrounded by fellow church

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