Canada Listed On Christian Oppression Watch-list?

This week, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a resolution asking the US Commission on International Religious Freedom to add Canada to your watch list from countries where religious freedoms are threatened.

State Representative Tim Ginter introduced the legislation, saying Canadian lawmakers mishandled COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and targeted churches, Faithwire Reports. In one case, Alberta officers arrested and jailed James Coates, the pastor of GraceLife Church in Edmonton. He was jailed for more than 30 days for holding in-person worship services in violation of government lockdown restrictions.

“This resolution is not the result of a single incident or even a handful of incidents,” Ginter said in a statement. according to WKSU-TV. “It is a persistent pattern of religious rights violations that has brought us to this point,” she added.

Ohio State Representative Reggie Stoltzfus also said Coates’ treatment was unacceptable.

“While Ohio has upheld religious freedom and protected the right to attend religious services, it is clear that Canada has not done the same,” Stoltzfus said, describing the nation’s mandates as “very similar to what we see in the Communist controlled China. ”

In an interview with CBN’s Faithwire, Coates also said the restrictions felt like the beginning of “totalitarian” measures.

“I think this is going to continue to happen; there will still be battles,” he explained, calling his experience a “practical illustration of what taking a bold stand on God’s Word looks like.”

In another case, Alberta pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested and spent two months in solitary confinement for inciting “mischief” when he participated in the “Freedom Convoy” along the U.S. border. United and Canada. The Freedom Convoy was a rally led by truck drivers against pandemic restrictions.

Meanwhile, Democratic leaders in Ohio say the resolution isn’t necessary.

“We should be addressing the issues our constituents are asking for, like tougher gun policies, legislation to protect women’s rights, and reforming our rigged criminal justice system,” said State Rep. Latyna Humphrey (D). “Right now, we are focusing on matters that are not even within our jurisdiction.”

3 thoughts on “Canada Listed On Christian Oppression Watch-list?

  1. Tom

    This article is stupid. The examples cited were nothing more than idiots violating temporary emergency laws to stop a pandemic. Christ said we are to obey the government and the rabbis. The church leader was in the wrong and he paid the price. God’s Word was not being attacked. Same with the minister who joined truckers in blocking the pass between Canada and the USA, they were stopping other people’s freedom to go between the two countries. He deserves jail time too.

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    1. GolanTrevize8

      By the time of these incidents the “temporary emergency laws” should have been long before rescinded. That is the reason people were protesting. How long were they supposed to relinquish their freedoms to an oppressive government? Unnecessary lock downs, mandates for ineffective vaccines with a long list of crippling and potentially deadly side effects, denial of cheap and effective treatments, hospital protocols that caused loss of lives instead of saving them. This list of crimes against humanity perpetrated by those in power during the so called “pandemic” is very long.

      Ephesians 6:12-17

      12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

      13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

      14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

      15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

      16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

      17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

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  2. JERRY Leonard

    I’ve followed viva Frei and I’ve watched trudeau in action ( or interaction) on news segments and I’ve got to say he seems to be a rather a mild mannered little Hitler. In his interactions I have seen his two faced duplicity. Unfortunately for Canada he has installed people like apparatus into his political machine and taken over Canadian freedom in the name of saving Canadian lives like any other 3rd world dictator. Canada may never recover from his “saving” it.

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