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It’s hard to know what’s more disheartening, cops shutting down a church for daring to meet or the fear-mongering scolds cheering it on. Worse, this is the second time in mere days that Canadian cops have attempted to intimidate a church for daring to meet with social distancing. . . .

At dawn on Wednesday morning in Edmonton, Alberta – in an area that looks like it’s the middle of a prairie – Alberta Health Services police and cops with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) swarmed the GraceLife Church to cut off the building from its parishioners.

Police and crews arrived at oh-dark-30 to erect fencing around the church property to send a message that the church would not be able to worship on site until the government gave permission.

The church’s pastor was previously jailed for 35 days for defying shut-down orders. . . .

I count thirteen vehicles as part of this police raid on a church. They’re erecting steel fences around it. Like China does when they uncover an illegal “house church”. Except this is in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The same church whose pastor was thrown in prison for 35 days. . . .

In a series of tweets, Levant noted his shock at the duplicity in allowing pot stores and Walmart to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not churches.

You can go to a Walmart or Costco or a liquor store or marijuana store. You can hold a Black Lives Matter rally and police will bend the knee.

But if you open a church, you’ll be raided by police, and thrown in prison for 35 days.

Only in China and Iran — and Alberta.

Global News reported that “numerous orders have been ignored by the entity, prompting the closure,” which isn’t just a closure, it’s a takeover and confiscation of the church’s property until they comply with government orders. . . .

Rebel News reported that Pastor James Coates turned himself in to the “maximum security” lock-up in February for defying the COVID shutdown of churches for a “crime” that wasn’t even punishable by prison time.

According to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, the crime he was jailed for is not punishable by prison time.

“Unless the Justice Centre secures his release from prison prior to trial, Pastor Coates will spend a total of eleven weeks in jail for a provincial infraction that is not punishable by jail time,” wrote JCCF president John Carpay.

Despite the legal threats made against Coates, the pastor nevertheless made headlines again by opening the church for Easter services earlier this month.

Coates was just released last Monday.  . . .

Though Canadian officials are certain that Coates is breaking their health rules, they won’t say if any COVID illnesses have come from the fellowship. The Edmonton Journal reports that the church has reported two “cases,” which can mean positive tests, but not necessarily illnesses.

These weren’t Coates’s first scrapes with the law for defying “health orders.” He’d been previously arrested and fined for holding church services and defying the mask and 15% capacity rules.

Last Sunday, the local health agents and RCMP cops attempted to raid the church during services. Church elders held them off. . . .

But the reaction to the onerous actions of the health police and RCMP has been disheartening. The woke crowd has cheered the closing of the church.

This woman was happy that the cops shut down the church, scoffing at the characterization that the cops had raided the church. . .

. . . Grace Life Church openly defies public health measures. They could have safely worshipped within the rules but they didn’t. The actions of those members can negatively impact the communities they live in. Religion teaches consequences for how we live… well here it is! . . .

This person reminds us that there’s no “First Amendment” in Canada. . . .

One wonders if they’d say such a thing about a Black Lives Matter march or antifa protest. . . .

What do you think about this church being swarmed by cops as others cheered? Share your prayers and comments about this below. . .

(Excerpt from PJ Media. Article by Victoria Taft. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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April 12, 2021

Lord do not let the spirit of anti Christ rule, same spirit in China. May the Christians in Canada wake up!

April 12, 2021

To those who are “cheering” let me just say, one day, “every knee will bow, every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord!” You won’t be cheering then. Please, give your heart to Jesus, while there is time!!

Danny N. C.
April 11, 2021

Dear Heavenly Father, how so many of us pray for the day these wicked deceivers will be exposed and toppled from their arrogant positions of power. How sad it is that these hypocrites abuse those who would praise and serve you, all the while celebrating the chaos and false narratives of groups like antifa and blm. Lord please bring soon a day of righteous justice, and free us from these evil people. In Jesus precious name I pray O Lord, Amen.

Susan CC
April 11, 2021


I saw no Temple in the city, for Adonai, God of heaven’s armies, is its Temple, as is the Lamb. The city has no need for the sun or the moon to shine on it, because God’s Sh’khinah gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. Its gates will never close, they stay open all day because night will not exist there, and the honor and splendor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure may enter it, NOR ANYONE WHO DOES SHAMEFUL THINGS OR LIES; the only ones who may enter are those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Revelation 21:24-27

April 11, 2021

Dear Father, I pray for your Hand of Protection upon this Pastor and his congregation. Give them the strength and fortitude to cope while placing themselves above the pettiness of those cheering the authoritarian government.

It is obvious for anyone willing to observe the police/ officials will not interfere with BLM activities out of fear for themselves and their families-including property. They know that is not an issue so their treatment of Christians is for full display but not at all impressive. More like the 6th grade Bully stealing the 1st graders lunch money.

Faithe G
April 11, 2021

God’s justice is thorough and righteous! Bless and protect this pastor and his flock and pour out your grace on them, Lord. We pray for courage and wisdom in these days when we desperately need it. Please help us, God, to come together in unity and love to uphold your ways and to bring about your plans; we know your plans are perfect and good.


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