Christian pastor announces ‘blowout’ church service in defiance of lockdown orders: ‘It’ll be like Woodstock’

Now that right-wing pastor Rodney Howard-Browne has been arrested and charged with unlawful assembly and violating health emergency rules — both second-degree misdemeanors — his friend and fellow pastor Jonathan Shuttlesworth plans to hold a “Woodstock”-sized event.

Shuttlesworth, who himself has been flouting rules set up by health officials to keep the virus from spreading, is angry about Howard-Browne’s arrest.

“We’re gonna hold an outdoor Easter blowout service — not online,” he said. “A national gathering. You come from all over — like Woodstock. And we’re gonna gather and lift up Jesus Christ. I’m not ashamed that Dr. Rodney got arrested — I’m ashamed that when they wanted to arrest preachers for having church, that in an entire state there was only one they came for.”

Watch, via Right Wing Watch.


Megan Hamilton

Megan Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. A lifelong atheist, these travels have informed her political views. She currently lives in a remote location with a large herd of cats and four dogs.