Pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested for opening his church in Calgary. Half a dozen police cars swarmed around him and he was taken into custody.
— Adam Soos ⳩ (@ATSoos) May 8, 2021
What have we come to when Alberta — once known as the freest province in Canada — now routinely prosecutes and jails Christian pastors? I don’t know of anywhere else in the free world that has that disgraceful distinction.
Wal-Mart and Costco are open across Canada, so are liquor stores and marijuana stores. But a Christian pastor cannot open his doors with a massive police raid.
This is the second Christian pastor jailed in Alberta this year — the first was Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church outside Edmonton.
He was kept in a maximum security prison for 35 days for refusing to close his church. Eventually police raided the church itself, expropriating it and turning it into a permanent police garrison.
Arresting Christians for holding church services is what police states do, not liberal democracies. This has to stop.
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