Pastor Tony Spell had to consult God on whether he’d continue defying Louisiana’s stay-at-home order after getting released from custody — but a judge didn’t wanna wait for the man upstairs … putting an ankle monitor on the preacher instead.
The Baton Rouge minister got placed on house arrest Saturday after playing coy with a court magistrate, who demanded to know whether Tony was planning to hold a church service this coming Sunday — this, of course, after he bailed out of jail with a $5k bond.
Welp, PTS didn’t have a clear answer for the judge — and after he was given ’til the end of the day to tell him his plans, Pastor Spell instead sent a cryptic response … a scripture from the Bible, Peter 3:14, specifically, which is all about doing the right thing despite the uproar.
It reads, “But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.” Sounds like Tony WAS planning to do it. And, sure enough, that was enough for the judge to say enough … confining him to his home.
Tony’s attorney, Joe Long, tells us the monitor was placed on his client around 9 AM this morning. When we reached out to Pastor Spell, he sent us a photo of Rosa Parks with a quote that reads, “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
See ya Sunday then?