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Roy Moore to advise Central pastor holding defiant church services

Posted at 7:58 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 20:58:47-04

CENTRAL, La. — The Central church pastor facing charges for holding services with massive crowds that defy the state's social distancing mandate is hiring Roy Moore to advise him.

Tony Spell, the pastor at Life Tabernacle Church in Central, told the Advocate that Moore will advise him during his legal battle, but did not elaborate on what capacity Moore would serve.

Moore is the former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice who most recently ran as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. However, he faced allegations of sexual misconduct and ultimately lost his senate bid to Democrat Doug Jones.

Spell was cited and arrested on Tuesday for holding services at his church despite Gov. John Bel Edwards Stay At Home Order that recommends against social gatherings of 10 or more people.