Due defying provincial pandemic-related lockdown orders, the Alberta church is being blocked off by police using roadblocks and fencing to prevent worshippers from reaching the building.

The Canadian government and their goose-stepping minions have declared war against GraceLife Church. Reports show last week that the brown shirts entered the church and tried to break up worship services.

For violating lockdown orders on March 5, 2021, James Coates, the pastor, was jailed and was on March 22nd but he is still looking to defend himself against the trumped-up charges levelled against him.

It was early one morning when the Police raided the church and they have put up two layers of fencing to keep the worshippers out.

GraceLife is walled in with two layers of security fence and a black tarp to hide the entrance to the church.

RCMP and Paladin Private Security are here.

RCMP has no records to show for the reopening of the Church, but keeps members away from property.

According to the Judicial Center for Constitutional Freedoms, the crime for which he was imprisoned is not punishable by imprisonment.

“Unless the Justice Center ensures his release from prison before the trial, Pastor Coates will spend a total of eleven weeks in prison committing a non-prison violation of the province,” wrote JCCF President John Carpay .
Alberta Health Services has closed GraceLife Church.

Despite legal threats against Coates, the pastor made headlines again by opening the church to Easter services earlier this month, according to Post Millennial.

Coates pleaded guilty to charges, which resulted in a $ 1,500 fine. However, his time in prison may count towards this fine.

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.

The pastor nevertheless made headlines again by opening the church for Easter services earlier this month despite the legal threats made against him.

The pastor pled guilty to one charge resulting in a fine of $1,500. However, his time spent in jail may count as credit towards that fine.

Sources: PM, CANADA DAILY NEWS WIRE, CONSERVATIVE REVIEW, DAVID HARRIS JR.

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  1. Lisa

    amazing…just WOW…SCOTUS (NO JUSTICE) needs to do more about these religious lawsuits, they need to make clear that the states and federal gov’t CAN NOT do this, this is religious worship and ALL churches MUST BE open

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