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Megachurch With 13,000 Members Announces Massive Thanksgiving Meal, Encourages Parishioners To Bring Friends

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A megachurch in Tulsa, Oklahoma has received backlash after encouraging church members to “bring a neighbor” to their “Friendsgiving” event on Nov. 22, Newsweek reported.

“We always looking looking forward to this meal with you,” Victory Church wrote on their Facebook. “All of our campuses will be participating at their facility,” the post continues.

The church‘s “Friendsgiving” event announcement comes as several states governors have imposed caps on the amount of people allowed to attend Thanksgiving meals, and as several states experience a surge in coronavirus cases. (RELATED: US Passes 250,000 Coronavirus Deaths)

Victory Church has recently come under fire on Twitter after footage captured showed church members worshipping with no masks or social distancing.

Oklahoma Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt announced new restrictions Monday aimed at bars and restaurants amid a rise in coronavirus cases, The Shawnee News-Star reported.

Gov. Stitt’s new restrictions has bars and restaurants spacing their tables 6 feet apart and closing for in-person dining by 11 p.m., effective Thursday, Nov. 19.

Stitt also reportedly plans to require that masks be worn inside of state buildings, The Shawnee News-Star reported.