Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.To defy or not to defy: For most houses of worship, it’s not even a question to consider, as they shutter their doors and switch to online services to thwart spreading the coronavirus.But not all have complied.On Friday The River at Tampa Bay Church in Florida was still planning to hold public church services for its thousands of members on Sunday.CHURCH SIGNS SPREAD GOOD WORDS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICAs the COVID-19 virus has become a plague of seemingly biblical proportions around the world, the Tampa church’s founding pastor, Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne, has openly defied the state’s gathering ban on groups of 10 or more people and forced the closing of non-essential operations.A lengthy legal article on the church’s website asks, “By what authority does the government declare the church non-essential?”The River Church is not alone.Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, La., has also defied the state’s gathering ban. Its pastor, the Reverend Tony Spell calls the ban “politically motivated.”In a phone interview with Fox News, he says his church had been hated long before the gathering ban because it serves the poor and needy with


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