(Liberty Bell) – We went from “two weeks to slow the spread” to full-blown Communism awfully quick. First we were told to dutifully wear our masks because “masks save lives,” now it turns out that masks, as we’ve known all along, don’t do a darn thing.
We’re now being told to be good citizens and get the vaccine, you know, to “save lives.” While getting the vaccine is still voluntary, many may soon find themselves barred from shopping, eating, and congregating in the same places as vaccinated people.
We are inching closer and closer to Nazi Germany-like authoritarian rule and millions of Americans are happy to support it.
Things are just as abysmal in Canada. Police in Calgary, Alberta have arrested a pastor for holding church services and not requiring attendees to wear masks.
Artur Pawlowski first gained international attention after kicking out the “gestapo” police and health department officials from his church when they showed up trying to hassle him into complying with their arbitrary COVID rules.
We all knew things wouldn’t end well for Pawlowski as the government has grown too big and too powerful to care about something as minor as religious liberty.
Sure enough, the police tracked down Artur and David Pawlowski on Saturday and arrested them as if they are some kind of terrorists. Now the two face charges of organizing an illegal in-person gathering, inciting or inviting others to attend an illegal gathering, and promoting and attending the gathering, according to CBC.
Remember, the “gathering” being referred to is a religious service. Canada is sending the message loud and clear that there is nothing of greater importance than “public health safety,” not even religion.
After the arrest, the Calgary Police issued a statement acknowledging this: “It is important to understand that law enforcement recognizes people’s desire to participate in faith-based gatherings as well as the right to protest. However, as we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, we all must comply with public health orders in order to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.”
In other words, we all must sacrifice our freedoms and liberties for the “greater good.”
A man who was with the Pawlowskis at the time of their arrest caught the entire ordeal on camera.
Two days prior to the arrests, Alberta Health Services had obtained a court order requiring protest organizers to obey the province’s COVID rules and restrictions.
“Law enforcement agencies can act immediately under this injunction, without the necessity of Alberta Health Services attendance,” the Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement.
“There are a variety of ways to enforce this order, including the ability to issue tickets, fines and criminal charges to individuals who are breaking public health orders by organizing and/or attending these events. This can include arrest and removal of any person who has notice of this Order and chooses to act in violation of it,” the statement said.
The City of Calgary is behind law enforcement on this. They said in a media release, “In the event of non-compliance, the Order provides enforcement powers, including powers of arrest, for those that are organizing, promoting and attending any public gathering where public health orders are not being followed.”
That means no church services or any kind of private gatherings are allowed in Alberta unless everyone is following COVID rules.
Churches are not allowed to conduct services without forcing members to wear facemasks. Private citizens are not allowed to have any kind of gatherings on their own property without adhering to the restrictions.
This is not freedom, this is tyranny. Plain and simple. It looks like the Calgary police have no problem being the gestapo branch of this tyrannical rule in Alberta.
The police said in a news release that the Pawlowskis “acknowledged the injunction, but chose to ignore requirements for social distancing, mask wearing and reduced capacity limits for attendees,” according to Fox News.
For those asking me about for updates on Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski who was on my show and dared to open up his church for worship, he’s just been put on his knees and handcuffed for it.
An inch away. You’re an inch away from this coming to America. Plan accordingly. https://t.co/AW6cjhnEpk
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) May 9, 2021
BREAKING: Less than an hour after Pastor Artur Pawlowski hosted this “illegal” church service in Calgary, he was swarmed by police and arrested. Details to come. We’re crowdfunding his legal defence at https://t.co/bMwAj1iNfP pic.twitter.com/nAgw0CU5dX
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) May 8, 2021
"If you are watching this video, it means that they have successfully arrested me."
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) May 8, 2021
Earlier this afternoon, my fellow pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested in Calgary for the crime of holding a church service, as he does every Saturday morning. Are you awake yet?#standwithGod #freepastorartur pic.twitter.com/UtqwjPzqDc
— Pastor Henry Hildebrandt (@aylmerpastor) May 8, 2021
— Adam Soos ⳩ (@ATSoos) May 8, 2021
The Pawlowskis have refused to limit their services in any way. They will not turn people away at the door to adhere to arbitrary capacity requirements and they won’t force people to wear masks to attend their services.
People who attend their services are doing so voluntarily and willingly and are fully aware of the supposed risks that come with gathering together with other humans even amidst a “global pandemic.”
Gone are the days when Canadians (and soon Americans) are allowed to make those choices for themselves and decide what kinds of risks they want to take. The government knows best and we must trust the government and do what they tell us to do.
If we don’t, they’ll come for us just like they did the Pawlowskis.
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