Despite being watched by police and public health officers, Fairview Baptist Church in Calgary, Alberta defied the province’s 15 per cent capacity restrictions on places of worship and held their services this past Sunday with a full house in attendance.
The pastor, Tim Stephens, allowed the officers in the building for a look around, snapping pictures of those in attendance, though they did leave without further incident.
— Mocha Bezirgan (@BezirganMocha) February 28, 2021
With the threat of a $250,000 fine for Fairview looming, and pastor James Coates of Edmonton’s GraceLife Church still behind bars, pastor Stephens would not be deterred and held services without any fear.
I accuse Nenshi’s @CalgaryPolice of breaking Criminal Code section s. 176(2), disturbing a religious gathering. They walked right into a church service with their guns. That’s illegal in Canada. Source: https://t.co/Y0t8OauTrj pic.twitter.com/0ljKGNGVqi
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) February 28, 2021