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In what might be one of the most shocking things to take place this year, a young pregnant mother was reportedly removed from church by police over not wearing a mask.
Deirdre Hairston is a Catholic mother who has a one-year-old and is pregnant with another child.
As reported by CBS DFW, Hairston was arrested during holy mass becase she was not wearing a mask.
To make matters worse, it appears that her own paster ratted her out.
In a starting video of the incident, three police officers were waiting for her after she went to Holy Communion at Holy Trinity Church.
She was kneeling down and holding her baby when the police officer said she needed to leave the mass.
Appearing on Dr. Taylor Marshall’s podcast, Hairston, who’s pregnant, described how she was escorted out by officers after Holy Communion with the eucharist “still on her tongue,” and told the church didn’t want her there.
In the video shown on the podcast, one of the three officers tells Hairston that she will “place her in handcuffs,” if she doesn’t leave.
“Am I getting arrested?” Hairston asks.
“No, not right now. But if you don’t listen you will be,” replies the officer.
Cell phone footage shows Hairston asking what crime she has committed, to which police replied she was “trespassing on a business.”
Hairston said her parish-priest, Father Ryan called police.
Once outside, Hairston said the usher ran to her car and took photos of her license plate as police were taking her information.
She also said she was issued a ticket for trespassing.
Holy Trinity, which serves the uptown community near Oak Lawn and Lemmon Ave. responded on March 29, two weeks after the incident and two days after Marshall shared the interview on Youtube.
In it, they state that Hairston wasn’t arrested or ticketed, merely issued a trespass warning.
They also said the pastor of the parish has required masks at Mass out of concern for the health and welfare of its entire congregation. Hairston and her husband said that isn’t true.
They said it wasn’t required – only encouraged.
The entire incident is mind-blowing.
Does anyone believe that Jesus would tell the weak to get away from him for not wearing a mask?
This “Pastor” is not a man of God if he ratted out one of his own members and sat idle while a pregnant woman was taken out of the church by police.