By way of his lawyer, Tony Spell on Tuesday entered not responsible pleas to 6 misdemeanor costs of violating the governor’s emergency order by holding giant gatherings at his Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge.Spell was not allowed contained in the 19th Judicial Circuit Courtroom in Baton Rouge, as a result of he wouldn’t put on a face masking — which is required to enter the constructing.His lawyer, Jeff Wittenbrink, was not accessible to reply questions on Wednesday morning, however did verify that Spell was not in court docket.Spell mingled and posed for pictures with supporters outdoors the constructing, CNN affiliate WBRZ reported. Numerous individuals who weren’t sporting masks had gathered outdoors.Spell earlier this yr held church providers with lots of of parishioners, defying a ban on public or non-public gatherings with greater than 50 individuals. Spell is accused of disobeying the order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards.Regardless of the costs, and the restrictions, Spell held an enormous Palm Sunday service. He advised CNN that about 1,200 individuals attended and that some had been bused in and others drove greater than 100 miles to attend.”We do not get our rights to worship freely from the federal government we get these from God,” Spell mentioned. “We would relatively obey God than man.”Louisiana has had 162,214 confirmed instances of Covid-19 and 5,388 deaths based on Johns Hopkins College Middle for Methods Science and Engineering.Spell’s subsequent listening to is scheduled for January 25, 2021.