Tampa pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, who has been to the White House and prayed over President Donald Trump, and is a veteran staple in the charming revival motion that assisted catapult President Trump’s spiritual leader Paula White to around the world popularity, is under fire for defying social distancing rules and holding a packed church service on Sunday, March 29, 2020, The church service has triggered an outcry, debate, and argument on where the separation of church and state depends on the middle of a national and global pandemic. Some are now requiring Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne’s arrest need to continues to defy county and federal standards relating to social distancing (Tampa is currently under a “Safer-at-Home” order) and feel that under no scenario needs to a church remain in physical operation with hundreds in presence.
On the other hand, some state they have a First Modification right to gather together, and Rodney Howard-Browne counters that he acquired 13 air cleansers that sterilize the structure and will eliminate the infection– plus, he thinks that his supernatural faith in God is capable of removing the virus.
You might hear Rodney Howard-Browne discuss the air cleansers below.
Spent some time watching defiant pastors this AM. Here's Rodney Howard-Browne in Tampa on new 'machines' installed in his church: "Those machines are killing every bacteria in this place. Every virus. If you came in with it, it won't be on you by the time you leave this place." pic.twitter.com/o2RKkAtBgU
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) March 27, 2020
He triggered debate previously in March when he stated that through his faith in the power of the Holy Spirit, the Coronavirus would leave Florida the method the Zika infection did. To date, there have been 60 deaths in Florida due to Coronavirus and 5,000 cases, with the number continuing to grow.
People were so worried, and they got in touch with authorities to action in.
You might see a video including Rodney Howard-Browne holding church service on Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Tampa below.
In the picture below, you might see Rodney Howard-Browne, his spouse Adonica Howard-Browne, and Donald Trump’s spiritual consultant Paula White, surrounding President Donald Trump in the Oval Office below.
Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of Florida, one of Trump’s inner circle preachers who laid hands on him in the White House, shuns #SocialDistancing
& claims #Covid_19 is a “globalist plot” & *they* want to kill us with vaccines
— Tom Donnelly (@TomDonnelly67) March 30, 2020
Regional Tamp radio character Ryan Gorman did not keep back his outrage that Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne continued to defy the recommendations of President Trump, the White House Coronavirus team, the CDC, and WHO by not practicing social distancing.
Churchgoers quickly took location in the argument and revealed their belief that they have every right to continue to collect and stated that if there was ever a time for the church, it was now.
Others state that nobody is saying you can’t have church services– they simply need to be moved online and held mostly.
You're a disgrace, putting all these people at risk. And for a Trump supporter, you'd think you'd at least listen to the guidance his administration is putting out. Clearly, as everyone can see below from your own video, you are not. Do better "pastor." https://t.co/p5qkoCLnqV pic.twitter.com/BLqxfuQ8sU
— Ryan Gorman (@ryanegorman) March 30, 2020
At this moment, it is uncertain whether Rodney Howard-Browne is preparing to hold church on Wednesday or next Sunday.