RCMP and members of Alberta Health Services were on scene at GraceLife Church west of Edmonton Wednesday morning to “physically close” the facility as temporary fencing was put up around the building.
I had a phone call just this morning regarding how pastors are being treated up in Canada, and it seems that the Canadian regime is doing its best to terrorize Christians into submission to the demands of the New World Order jackboot thugs currently calling the shots. Today Royal Canadian Mounted Police erected security barricades around GraceLife Church to keep worshippers out.
“But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. And the gospel must first be published among all nations. But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.” Mark 13:9-11 (KJB)
GraceLife Church pastor James Coates was finally released from prison at the end of March, jailed for refusing to bow to the unreasonable dictates of the New World Order. Pastor Coates wife Erin posted “This is what happens when you have freedom of religion in a free and democratic society: they jail your pastor for freely opening the doors of the church and serving Christ’s sheep and hurting people. Now they’ve chained the doors of GraceLife Church enclosing in chain link fence. This is all under guise of a health order. “
Yep, and coming soon to a church near you, in whatever part of the world you live in .
Fencing goes up around GraceLife Church west of Edmonton as AHS ‘physically closes’ facility
FROM GLOBAL NEWS: Police were at the Spruce Grove church before 8 a.m. Crews could be seen putting fencing up around the building’s perimeter, as well as blocking off several parking stalls.
“Alberta Health Services physically closed GraceLife Church and has prevented access to the building until GLC can demonstrate the ability to comply with Alberta’s chief medical officer of health’s (CMOH) restrictions,” AHS said in a statement Wednesday morning.
Alberta RCMP confirmed officers were on scene to assist with enforcement. For months, the church has been routinely holding services that violate COVID-19 restrictions. Under Alberta’s public health orders, face masks are mandatory and churches are restricted to 15 per cent of fire code capacity.
Health Minister Tyler Shandro said when it comes to enforcement of the public health measures, he and the premier have been clear that an arm’s length agency — whether that’s AHS or police agencies — is responsible. Shandro said this particular case dates back to December when AHS started enforcement at the church. “The prosecutors, the public health inspectors and the police who were involved showed a great amount of patience and trying to work with the community as a first response to get them to comply,” he said Wednesday afternoon.
“Obviously we want to be able to work with our faith communities. And I should say this too, our faith communities throughout this province should be commended for wanting to take care of the congregations who are wanting to comply with the public health measures. So this one situation, we have seen a lot of recalcitrance over an extended period of time, and AHS and the police, the RCMP, have felt compelled to take these next steps.”
Over Easter weekend, GraceLife Church’s parking lot was once again packed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
AHS said Wednesday that for “several months” the health authority has “attempted to work collaboratively with GLC to address the ongoing public health concerns at the site.”
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According to AHS, steps taken prior to physically closing the site include:
- an order issued by AHS on Dec. 17, 2020, requiring GLC to comply with CMOH restrictions
- a Court of Queen’s Bench Order obtained on Jan. 21, 2021, requiring GLC to comply with the previous order
- a Closure Order issued on Jan. 29, 2021, requiring closure until compliance with the restrictions was attained
- on March 27, 2021, AHS sent a letter to the church’s pastor information on the continued spread of COVID-19
- last week, AHS invited the pastor to meet virtually to discuss the risks presented by COVID-19, but the church has not provided any dates to meet
“GLC has decided not to follow these mandatory restrictions, nor have they attempted to work with AHS to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission,” AHS said. READ MORE
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