Activism Jailed Canadian Pastor Gets Support from Christians at Prison...

Jailed Canadian Pastor Gets Support from Christians at Prison Rally

-

- Advertisement -

From Protestia

Protesters rallied at the Edmonton Remand Center yesterday to protest the ongoing lockup of Pastor James Coates, The GraceLife Church minister who remains quarantined in a maximum-security prison. Coates is the first religious leader to be arrested for preaching in Canada in nearly 200 years, the result of defying a public health order that caps indoor church services at 15% capacity, along with strict social distancing protocol, masking policies, and prohibitions on corporate worship.

After Coates was arrested he was given the opportunity to be released, despite the wishes of the prosecution. With no criminal record and health violations rarely if ever accompanied by jail time, the Judge was primed to set him free, but then put a condition on him that he not step foot on church property, and especially not call his church to worship again from the pulpit.

Refusing to abide by those conditions due to deep religious and personal conviction, Coates was remanded until one of three things happen.

  1. The Crown Prosecutor relents and abandons the conditions.
  2. His lawyer wins a successful appeal at his conditions hearing, which is set for February 24th.
  3. He has his trial , which could be several months away.

Thankfully, it seems he has not wasted his prison time, with confirmed reports that he has been preaching and sharing the gospel with those within earshot of him.

- Advertisement -

As a result of his confinement, a rally was held at the Remand Center, with shouts of “Free Pastor James” reverberating through the air. These protests and protesters are not affiliated with the church leadership, nor are they endorsed by the elders, but rather are regular folk wanting to be heard and show their support.

Read the Full Article at Protestia by Clicking Here




A CALL TO ACTION:

Bringing you conservative news and commentary means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find the truth intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.

For this reason, please consider supporting us directly. If you like what you are reading and desire to to see more, please support our work here.


Stay informed. Subscribe today.
Enter your email address below.




- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
HTML5 Icon

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Video: Voter Fraud in Missoula is So Bad it Continues to Make National News

As we reported on March 25, easily demonstrable and proven voter fraud in Missoula - enough to...

Senate Override of Gianforte Veto Might Be Worst Slap-Down of Governor in Montana History

Senator Steve Fitzpatrick, who may or may not be a lobbyist working for Northwest Energy, is definitely...

Can American Patriots Breach the Canadian Border to Liberate Our Christian Brethren?

What are American patriots supposed to do after watching the systemic persecution of our Christian brethren across...

Op-Ed: Montana Should Offer Canadian Christians Asylum for Religious Persecution

If the American government can offer asylum to those from terrorist nations and criminals hopping the...

Wealthy White Neighborhood Gets New Resident as BLM Co-founder Moves In

From Western Journal - The co-founder of the polarizing Black Lives Matter movement is under fire for...

Judge Rules University Violated Christian Club’s First Amendment Rights

From The College Fix - On April 5, a judge for the U.S. District Court of Eastern...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you