A Christian pastor in Calgary has been ordered by a judge to preach pro-mask propaganda during his worship service or face prison time. Artur Pawlowski, who we’ve written about before, was arrested on the tarmac two weeks ago after returning from a speaking tour in the United States following a run-in with police in his church several months ago.
Pawlowski’s attorney, Sarah Miller, confirmed the arrest but Calgary Police were unable to confirm the current charges against him but noted that the arrest was in relation to “failing to wear a face-covering (March 13, 2021) and disobeying a court order (June 5, 2021).”
Now, a judge has sentenced Pawlowski to 18 months probation and handed a 23 thousand-dollar fine, according to a Canadian news source.
Pawlowski, a religious freedom advocate, continued to hold large maskless services during Canada’s tyrannical lockdown and draconian pandemic measures causing the authorities in Calgary to target him and his church for persecution. Now, Pawlowski faces the wrath and retaliation of the state.
According to the news report, the judge, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Adam Germain, even suggested wording for Pawlowski to use during his worship services while preaching, including:
“I am aware that the views I am expressing to you may not be held by medical experts … the majority of medical experts favour social distancing … vaccine programs.”
“Basically what the judge is saying,” Pawlowski said, “is that I cannot be a pastor anymore for 18 months. I have to give up my rights. I have to give up my convictions. I have to give up my faith. And I cannot participate in anything that I believe in.”