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Church That Defied Coronavirus Restrictions Is Burned to Ground Anonymous 05/22/2020 (Fri) 15:29:13 No. 519636
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/us/mississippi-church-arson-coronavirus.html A message at the scene that said, in part, “Bet you stay home now,” has led the police in Mississippi to suspect arson. By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs May 22, 2020, 1:58 a.m. ET The burning of a church in northern Mississippi this week is being investigated as arson because of a spray-painted message at the scene that seemed to criticize the church’s defiance of coronavirus restrictions. First Pentecostal Church had sued the city of Holly Springs, Miss., which is about an hour southeast of Memphis, arguing that its stay-at-home order had violated the church’s right to free speech and interfered with its members’ ability to worship. After firefighters put out the blaze early Wednesday, the police found a message, “Bet you stay home now you hypokrits,” spray-painted on the ground near the church’s doors, according to Maj. Kelly McMillen of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. A photograph of the graffiti also appears to show an atomic symbol with an “A” in the center, which is sometimes used as a logo for atheist groups. Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi said on Twitter that he was “heartbroken and furious” about the fire. Major McMillen said the police had found a can of white spray paint and a flashlight at the scene. He said that no suspects had been identified, but that investigators, including from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and potentially the F.B.I., would be going through the scene on Friday. “We’ll probably be there till dark tomorrow night because we’re going to have to go through each and every piece of it,” he said. After growing frustration with the city’s executive orders, the first of which was issued on March 23, the church’s pastor, Jerry Waldrop, confronted city officials at a demonstration at a local Walmart. The church also filed a lawsuit against the city in April. A lawyer for the church said in the lawsuit that the police had cited Mr. Waldrop on Easter for holding a service in violation of the city’s order, and had later shut down a Bible study. How many people have lost their jobs due to coronavirus in the U.S.? Over 38 million people have filed for unemployment since March. One in five who were working in February reported losing a job or being furloughed in March or the beginning of April, data from a Federal Reserve survey released on May 14 showed, and that pain was highly concentrated among low earners. Fully 39 percent of former workers living in a household earning $40,000 or less lost work, compared with 13 percent in those making more than $100,000, a Fed official said. How can I protect myself while flying? If air travel is unavoidable, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself. Most important: Wash your hands often, and stop touching your face. If possible, choose a window seat. A study from Emory University found that during flu season, the safest place to sit on a plane is by a window, as people sitting in window seats had less contact with potentially sick people. Disinfect hard surfaces. When you get to your seat and your hands are clean, use disinfecting wipes to clean the hard surfaces at your seat like the head and arm rest, the seatbelt buckle, the remote, screen, seat back pocket and the tray table. If the seat is hard and nonporous or leather or pleather, you can wipe that down, too. (Using wipes on upholstered seats could lead to a wet seat and spreading of germs rather than killing them.) Is ‘Covid toe’ a symptom of the disease? There is an uptick in people reporting symptoms of chilblains, which are painful red or purple lesions that typically appear in the winter on fingers or toes. The lesions are emerging as yet another symptom of infection with the new coronavirus. Chilblains are caused by inflammation in small blood vessels in reaction to cold or damp conditions, but they are usually common in the coldest winter months. Federal health officials do not include toe lesions in the list of coronavirus symptoms, but some dermatologists are pushing for a change, saying so-called Covid toe should be sufficient grounds for testing. Can I go to the park? Yes, but make sure you keep six feet of distance between you and people who don’t live in your home. Even if you just hang out in a park, rather than go for a jog or a walk, getting some fresh air, and hopefully sunshine, is a good idea. How do I take my temperature? Taking one’s temperature to look for signs of fever is not as easy as it sounds, as “normal” temperature numbers can vary, but generally, keep an eye out for a temperature of 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. If you don’t have a thermometer (they can be pricey these days), there are other ways to figure out if you have a fever, or are at risk of Covid-19 complications. Should I wear a mask? The C.D.C. has recommended that all Americans wear cloth masks if they go out in public. This is a shift in federal guidance reflecting new concerns that the coronavirus is being spread by infected people who have no symptoms. Until now, the C.D.C., like the W.H.O., has advised that ordinary people don’t need to wear masks unless they are sick and coughing. Part of the reason was to preserve medical-grade masks for health care workers who desperately need them at a time when they are in continuously short supply. Masks don’t replace hand washing and social distancing. What should I do if I feel sick? If you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus or think you have, and have a fever or symptoms like a cough or difficulty breathing, call a doctor. They should give you advice on whether you should be tested, how to get tested, and how to seek medical treatment without potentially infecting or exposing others. How do I get tested? If you’re sick and you think you’ve been exposed to the new coronavirus, the C.D.C. recommends that you call your healthcare provider and explain your symptoms and fears. They will decide if you need to be tested. Keep in mind that there’s a chance — because of a lack of testing kits or because you’re asymptomatic, for instance — you won’t be able to get tested. How can I help? Charity Navigator, which evaluates charities using a numbers-based system, has a running list of nonprofits working in communities affected by the outbreak. You can give blood through the American Red Cross, and World Central Kitchen has stepped in to distribute meals in major cities. In a blistering opinion filed last week in response to the lawsuit, Judge Michael P. Mills wrote that he feared that the church was “proceeding in an excessively reckless and cavalier manner and with insufficient respect for the enormity of the health crisis which the Covid-19 pandemic presents.” The judge declined to block the city’s stay-at-home order, as the church had requested, and noted that the city had, in a subsequent executive order, allowed for drive-in church services. Arguments over whether religious services can be held in person have become increasingly contentious in recent weeks. Some churches in Minnesota this week said they would resume services in defiance of the governor’s orders. That followed a federal judge’s ruling in North Carolina that allowed for indoor religious gatherings after the governor said they were largely banned. And five lawyers with the Justice Department said in a letter to California on Tuesday that the state’s restrictions to combat the virus discriminated against religious institutions. Major McMillen said the fire had shocked Holly Springs, a city of fewer than 8,000 people. “Hopefully, with the Lord’s help,” he said, “we can get to the bottom of this as quickly as possible.” Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs reports on national news. He is from upstate New York and previously reported in Baltimore, Albany, and Isla Vista, Calif. @nickatnews
nice insurance scam
>First Pentecostal Church had sued the city of Holly Springs, Miss. Pentecostals are really into "faith healing" and they often believe that you can cure diseases and injuries using prayer. The really stupid thing is that some of them go so far as to say you shouldn't visit doctors, but only use prayer. It's one of the stupider ideas out there.
>>519636 >atomic symbol with an “A” in the center, which is sometimes used as a logo for atheist groups So is this a false flag? If this was a black church KKK could be the culprit, but the interests don't seem to align, as I imagine the KKK are antiquarantine. I also really doubt actual radical atheists in the deep South burnt a church down. Maybe insurance fraud like >>519639 said.
>>519639 Lel. Maybe you're right.
>>519779 It's Evangelicals with a persecution narrative trying to make everyone think social distancing is Satanic or a government conspiracy.
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Kinda based tbh, I just hope none of their snakes were harmed.
Pure coincidence!
>hypokrits False flag confirmed
*faded picture of Durruti smiling in the sky*
Varg Vikernes strikes again
Now all the church-goers need to be shot into space.
>>519636 >>519779 >the atomic A atheist symbol false flag alert. almost no atheists identify with that symbol, and the most militant they get is having slapfights on r/atheism
what's varg doing in burgerland?
>>519798 >>520206 >tfw just listened to dunkelheit several hours ago
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>>519636 GOOD Reactionaries need to be burned at the stake.
>>519636 The churches around "here" have been following the restrictions accordingly. To burn the church to the ground says more about the perpetrators than the church itself. If the "A" was from Anarchists guess what? The public is going to blame and resent the anarchists and anyone "left" of centre. A "Leftist" being elected in Mississippi while already being hard became that much harder and people there listening to "leftists" became that much harder too.
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Negras tormentas agitan los aires, Nubes oscuras nos impiden ver, Aunque nos espere el dolor y la muerte, Contra el enemigo nos llama el deber. El bien más preciado es la libertad. Hay que defenderla con fe y valor. Alza la bandera revolucionaria, Que el triunfo sin cesar nos lleva en pos. Alza la bandera revolucionaria, Que el triunfo sin cesar nos lleva en pos. ¡En pie pueblo obrero, a la batalla! ¡Hay que derrocar a la reacción! ¡A las barricadas! ¡A las barricadas Por el triunfo de la Confederación! ¡A las barricadas! ¡A las barricadas Por el triunfo de la Confederación!
>>520400 So you're telling me I should burn churches and put swastika on them afterward or something ? Sounds good to me.
>>520400 Are you claiming that specific church obeyed Cov-19 restrictions?
>>520400 They're blaming it on atheists
omg u guys are so cringe sometimes
>>520772 >sometimes It's a website where most people are ML so what did you expect.
>>519636 >A photograph of the graffiti also appears to show an atomic symbol with an “A” in the center, which is sometimes used as a logo for atheist groups. Atheists? Anarchism? Atomwaffen?
>>520781 > Atheists? Anarchism? Atomwaffen? Maybe all of them did a collab
>>520781 >Atheists? Anarchism? Whats the difference?
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>>520400 Atheists Christcom, ATHEISTS. Not anarchists. Not that it's likely not a falseflag anyway
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>>520781 Atheist Anarchist Atomwaffen members
>>520809 He just looks so baffled
>>520809 That looks like the realest instance of 'Black supremacist' vandalism I've ever seen. Totally not set up moments before the shot.
Had some friends as a teen who were in a Pentecostal rock band. They'd stay up all night smoking the devil's reefer and doing literal cocaine before going to play at their church on Sunday morning. You think I'm making this up? Also they were constantly trying to pull various scams and come up with rackets, so a Pentecostal preacher burning his own church down to raise money online or whatever is exactly something I'd expect lol Anyways I lost track of them but one of them moved to Las Vegas to play poker for a living.
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The thing y'all gotta understand is that half of these rinky-dink "Bible churches" are fronts / tax-free shelters run by low-level scam artists. I'm from the South. Kenneth Copeland though... that's the good shit
>>520823 Organized religion under capitalism is just a money laundering scheme.
Also I don't do drugs anymore but getting high with your Christian rock friends and then going to straight to church to WORSHIP is an experience I'll always remember. Wouldn't necessarily recommend it but this song is seared into my memory https://youtu.be/38V8jnN1Kpw
Oh shit here's the ultra-power version. https://youtu.be/hXa75K0dftQ Shit rocks. I'm not religious but I don't know why these nu-religious zoomers are getting into Catholicism or Eastern Orthodox stuff. Strip out all that medieval nonsense and get with the Protestants and S U B M I T to the living Jesus in the here and now and in the form of a blazing huge wall of sound performed by Sum 41 and Avril Lavigne lookalikes at 10:00 in the blessed morning and then walk out and see the bright blue sky.
>>520842 imagine if, just a minute before he nailed his 95 theses to the church door, Martin Luther got a prophetic vision of Christian rock. would he still do it?
Unironically based and redpilled. Eat shit, christfaggots. We need an atheist dictatorship.
>>520850 Communist syncretic state religion. God's on our side.
>>520850 based
>>520864 >God's on our side. Do you really believe that? Read the news fam.
>>520864 based
>>520745 No, thats you who is saying it and the Swastika befitting of you too. >>520762 How would I know? I wasnt in Mississippi. I just know that around "here" they have been adhering to the restrictions and guidelines. >>520767 The "A" does seem like an anachist symbol. Then again there is no picture of it. Atheists have been associated with "left of centre" so the public would be unsettled. >>520796 There isnt even a picture of the said "A". I can tell that I have never seen an "A" symbol other than the anarchist one. If it was atheists, it was atheists.
>>520796 Also >False flag Well there was the fire of the Reichstag...
>>520864 >imagine if, just a minute before he nailed his 95 theses to the church door, Martin Luther got a prophetic vision of Christian rock. would he still do it? He would've done what God wanted.
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>atomic symbol with an “A” Just to clarify for everyone, something akin to one of these first two is what I imagine they mean. There is some similarity between the full detailed one in pic one and the Anarchy tag, but I don't think they'd be confused.
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>>520892 And just for good measure, Atomwaffen doesn't use an 'A' to signify themselves, they use a radioactivity symbol.
>>519639 This, actually. Right-wing "protestant" preachers are the worst scumbags and con artists in existence. They would totally burn down their own church for publicity and the insurance money. The only thing missing is them trying to fleece even more money out of gullible sympathizers, look for that in the future. And when I say that they're con artists, I'm not being an edgelord about greedy priests. I mean that this particular strain of American Protestantism has a bad history of preachers who were straight up con artists who got caught red handed on their con. Robert Tilton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yncWoylN0o Peter Popoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNl52deOZro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgW5gTp4bnM Others https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvtePvhjCu0 What's funny is that many of these exposes are pushed by Christian groups, since most of this shit is blatant and egregious heresy within the actual Christian religion.
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>>520925 >Right-wing "protestant" preachers are the worst scumbags and con artists in existence. They would totally burn down their own church for publicity and the insurance money. While that's true I wouldn't put it past the Pope in Rome to do the same thing lol
Based and syndie-pilled.
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>>519636 praxis
>>519779 Dont underestimate how isolated and myopic spergs can be
>>520925 Jim Carrey - In Living Color - The Reverend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2xXXSFE-NU Jim Carrey - In Living Color - Tag Team Evangelists [legendado português] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpL9tFVsj98
>>520400 it's a burger mcchristianity church fuck them if anything God himself burnt it down
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>>520809 >>520812 >He just looks so baffled He's probably asking him self what kind of rule this is, you know like "a rule of thumb"


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