But Rodney Howard-Browne agreed it would be "prudent" to cancel Sunday services at The River at Tampa Bay church.
As many as 60 to 70 people gathered for a funeral and refused to disperse, in violation of Gov. Phil Murphy's order banning social gatherings, authorities said.
The decision to reduce the donation deferral period for men who have sex with men comes as blood drives are being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"You look like you've been cutting your own hair," Chris, who is battling the virus, said to his brother, adding, "Which some people are good at, some people are not."
"I think I'm absolute living proof that this system is completely corrupt," Janet Broderick said in an interview.