Rev. James Coates of GraceLife Church of Edmonton, a friend of David Harris Jr, turned himself into police on Tuesday, two days after officials attended his Sunday service.
They were there assessing how closely they were following the inane lockdown orders. He is now to be considered a political prisoner in my mind.
All despots start off by trying to eliminate guns and religion as he makes it easier to control people.
Authorities from Alberta Health Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said that there was a lack of compliance and that Coates had violated the latest edict from Emperor Trudeau.
Coates received an offer that he would be released if he agreed not to hold any more services until the elites give him permission. He refused, of course.
We have to face it, religion is no longer free and in Canada, it’s worse than it is in the United States.
While we are at it, are you aware that there is no such thing as the separation of church and state? People point out that Thomas Jefferson coined the phrase but they are wrong.
Jefferson was quoting the charter for Rhode Island that was written by Roger Williams in 1663. I am a weapon of mass instruction.
Coates has been charged with two counts of contravention of the Public Health Act and violating his release from a previous arrest. His lawyer said Coates would love to be free but he could not agree to their terms.
Coates’ next court appearance will be on Wednesday. Hopefully, he will get a sane judge. Canada does not have freedom of religion in its constitution as we have.
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.