Christian Pastor In Edmonton Canada Is Arrested And Placed In Jail By COVID Police For The Crime Of Holding A Church Service For His Congregation

Rev. James Coates of GraceLife Church of Edmonton turned himself in to police on Tuesday, two days after officials attended his Sunday service to assess compliance with conditions issued to the pastor, police said in a news release Wednesday. Authorities from Alberta Health Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) determined that Pastor Coates “was not complying with his Undertaking release conditions” issued by authorities. GraceLife has held worship services for three consecutive weeks after it was ordered to close at the end of January because of restrictions related to the coronavirus. The officers told Coates that he could be released if he promised to discontinue Sunday services, which the pastor refused to do.
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A Christian pastor from Edmonton, Canada, has been jailed for breaking Alberta’s Public Health Act by continuing to hold church services when ordered to stop.

Now that you know that having a vaccine is not going to end COVID lockdowns and restrictions, you’ve probably already figured out that they won’t end even if a cure for COVID should be found. No, COVID-19 is the proverbial ‘golden ticket’ that the New World Order has waited for since the very first Bilderberger meeting was called back in 1954. The aspirations of global domination lusted over by David Rockefeller, George HW Bush, George Soros and all the others has finally come to flower.

“We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.” James Paul Warburg February 17, 1950, appearance before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Funny thing, at no point has any public meeting or assembly of any kind for Black Lives Matter, a group founded by Marxists and uses the voodoo religion of Santeria as its base. They never get shut down, or even get threatened with being shut down. The globalists reserve that type of treatment of Christians, and you can expect it to get much worse.

Christian Pastor Jailed for Holding Church Services in Canada

FROM BREITBART NEWS: Rev. James Coates of GraceLife Church of Edmonton turned himself in to police on Tuesday, two days after officials attended his Sunday service to assess compliance with conditions issued to the pastor, police said in a news release Wednesday. Authorities from Alberta Health Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) determined that Pastor Coates “was not complying with his Undertaking release conditions” issued by authorities.

GraceLife has held worship services for three consecutive weeks after it was ordered to close at the end of January because of restrictions related to the coronavirus. The officers told Coates that he could be released if he promised to discontinue Sunday services, which the pastor refused to do.

Coates’ lawyer James Kitchen told CTV News that his client was willing to go to jail in order to do the “right thing” but “Coates could not, in good conscience,” agree to the cessation of church services.

“His first obedience is to his Lord, is to his God. And normally, obeying Jesus and obeying the government go right in hand,” Kitchen said. “The government’s forcing him into a position where he has to choose between disobeying God and obeying government, or obeying God and disobeying government.”

Coates has been charged with two counts of contravention of the Public Health Act and for failing to comply with a condition of his release. A spokesman for the Mounties said that the pastor has been given a second court appearance for next Wednesday.

“We’ve been consistent in our approach of escalated levels of enforcement with Pastor Coates, and we were hopeful to resolve this issue in a different manner,” said RCMP Inspector Mike Lokken. “The Pastor’s actions, and the subsequent effects those actions could have on the health and safety of citizens, dictated our response in this situation.”

GraceLife Church was already fined $1,200 in December when authorities determined that attendance at a worship service exceeded the 15 percent of capacity permitted. The following month, officials ordered the church to close.

In a statement, GraceLife laid out its position on government lockdowns and their effectiveness.

“We do not see our actions as perpetuating the longevity of COVID-19 or any other virus that will inevitably come along,” the statement said. “If anything, we see our actions as contributing to its end – the end of destructive lockdowns and the end of the attempt to institutionalize the debilitating fear of viral infections.”

“Our local church is clear evidence that governmental lockdowns are unnecessary,” the statement added. “In fact, it is also evidence of how harmful they are.” READ MORE

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