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Canada arresting Pastors for preaching?

If there freedom of religion in Canada?

Posted - May 9

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  • 17840
    Talk about misrepresentation!  The guy is a street preacher.  This is the story:

    "Calgary police have arrested street preacher Artur Pawlowski after he failed to abide by public health orders again during a Saturday church service during which dozens were congregating without masks, with no regard for physical distancing."  

    https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-street-preacher-artur-pawlowski-arrested-and-charged-after-defying-public-health-orders

    Try reading newspaper articles from reputable media outlets.
      May 9, 2021 8:08 AM MDT
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  • 26754
    Perhaps you she read something without bias.  Just because he was preaching outside does not mean they do not also have a building. (Not that a building is required to be a church or a pastor) 
    This pastor also order law enforcement out of his building on Easter. 
    Here is the video:

      May 9, 2021 10:30 AM MDT
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  • 17840
    Pastor inside or out, if he is preaching in violation of the Covid regulations, he should be arrested.  Whether YOU think it's fair or not, if his government (or ours for that matter) institutes certain restrictions, then we follow them whether we like them or not.  For such a "LAW and ORDER" person such as yourself to suggest that it's OK for him to violate the law and to encourage others to do the same is the epitome of hypocrisy. This post was edited by SpunkySenior at May 9, 2021 4:38 PM MDT
      May 9, 2021 3:29 PM MDT
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  • 12610
    Trumpicans are required to be hypocrites, it's one of the rules. The "prosperity theology" of the Hellsong cult verges on the Satanic, given that it is the antithesis of the teaching of Christ Jesus, whose cousin John the Baptist was a pre-Marx Marxist (Lk 3:11). The paedophile Pastor Frank Houston and his son Brian conveniently fail to mention that.
      May 9, 2021 3:46 PM MDT
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  • 17840
    Honestly, I discount 98% of anything disseminated by a Trumplodite.
      May 9, 2021 4:46 PM MDT
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  • 26754
    The restrictions on churches in US were ruled unconstitutional by our SCOTUS.   

    This post was edited by my2cents at May 9, 2021 4:39 PM MDT
      May 9, 2021 4:08 PM MDT
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  • 17840
    I believe it was the number of people that was at issue.  Did SCOTUS rule that masks didn't have to be worn?

      May 9, 2021 4:43 PM MDT
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  • 26754
    It ruled that churches may not be singled out for rules.  ie. If casinos can be open...churches can be open. If singing is allowed in the bar it is allowed in the church.  If Walmart can be open...so can the church. Etc. 
      May 9, 2021 5:40 PM MDT
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  • 17840
    I give up.  Masks and distancing were required and this pastor ignored that.  End of discussion.
      May 9, 2021 6:31 PM MDT
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  • 7397
    Plus he was resisting arrest if he was black the cops would of shot him. Cheers
      May 9, 2021 6:41 PM MDT
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  • 43351

     

      (would of have)

      May 9, 2021 6:54 PM MDT
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  • 7397
    What do you want for nothing? A rubber biscuit?
      May 9, 2021 7:32 PM MDT
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  • 26754
    No one in my town gets arrested for not wearing a mask (when it was required)....or not social distancing. 

    A fine maybe.   

    Why was no one else arrested?  Did they single out the Pastor?  

    Again if Walmart can have people inside/outside their building so can a church.  At least that is the law in USA.  
      May 9, 2021 8:15 PM MDT
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  • 522
    Guess our constitution is not the same as yours.  Perhaps it is better than yours?
      May 10, 2021 9:42 AM MDT
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  • 26754
    That would be a matter of opinion.  I would disagree. 
      May 10, 2021 10:07 AM MDT
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  • 10875
    Google if you will..

    Is Canada's  Charter better than US Constitution? (The Precedent Magazine) 

    Nations of the world are no longer looking to the US Constitution as a guide for their own.


      May 10, 2021 11:46 AM MDT
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  • 26754
    Again all a matter of opinions.

    But from what I see around the world...I am glad we have ours. 
      May 10, 2021 1:49 PM MDT
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  • 7397
    Are the other Nations now looking at Canada for the example. If so 3 cheers to Canada for being the shinny new example of democracy. Cheers!
      May 10, 2021 4:32 PM MDT
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  • 10875
    Yes because 'the Canadian Charter is both more expansive and less absolute than US Constitution'.

    The Precedent Magazine article  continues on to explain..

    'Canadians should be patting themselves on the back for such a well done Charter'.
      May 10, 2021 5:39 PM MDT
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  • 26754
    Why would less absolute be a good thing?  Sounds like loopholes built in.
      May 10, 2021 5:45 PM MDT
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  • 10875
    'More expansive' covers the loopholes.
      May 10, 2021 5:52 PM MDT
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  • 26754
    How is less absolute a good thing? 


      May 10, 2021 7:48 PM MDT
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  • 10875
    Allows for wiggle room to cover possible exceptions to the norm but of course may create loopholes which should be covered by the 'more expansive' detail 
      May 10, 2021 8:46 PM MDT
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  • 7397
    I usaly don't say things like this but 3 cheers for Canada's law enforsement. I believe that most churches want to have large gathering because large gatherings = large donations. Bet Canada will reach herd immunity  before America and in part it will because that preacher got arrested and wasn't allowed to help spread the viris and I really think God would want it that  way. Cheers! This post was edited by Nanoose at May 9, 2021 5:39 PM MDT
      May 9, 2021 10:32 AM MDT
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