Grace Community Church held in-person services on Sunday, and Pastor John MacArthur told CNN that six or seven thousand people showed up.
The crowd size defies a state order released at the end of July that limits indoor attendance at a place of worship to 25 percent of a building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.
Asked about his disregard of coronavirus restrictions, MacArthur dismissed the responsibility for him to follow such guidelines.
âWhen we look inside of your church, it is indoors, as you said, thereâs thousands of people, there is absolutely no social distancing, there [are] no masks. Why not get creative, so you can obey, as you put it âgod's law,â but also obey public health regulations?â CNNâs Brianna Keilar asked the pastor. ...