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Kevin Mcgill

Kevin Mcgill is an author at Religion News Service.

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Revival sought for pastor’s lawsuit over COVID restrictions

By Kevin Mcgill — October 5, 2022
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tony Spell drew national attention for his flouting of the restrictions early in the pandemic at his church in Central, near Baton Rouge.

No more murder charge for women in Louisiana abortion bill

By Kevin Mcgill — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — The state’s anti-abortion governor said he'd veto it, and Louisiana Right to Life and the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops are against it.

Court dismisses Louisiana pastor’s virus restrictions suit

By Kevin Mcgill — January 13, 2022
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana pastor’s lawsuit over Gov. John Bel Edwards’ past COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings was rejected for a second time Wednesday by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge said the lawsuit by Tony Spell seeking an order blocking the restrictions is moot because the restrictions […]

Pastor seeks revival of suit challenging virus restrictions

By Kevin Mcgill — June 8, 2021
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tony Spell repeatedly flouted the public health restrictions at his Life Tabernacle Church in the Baton Rouge suburb of Central, and faces six state criminal counts as a result.
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