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  • #16
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

    Bake me a cake with a hacksaw blade in it! And I don't need no "two men" atop it!
    By the time it gets to your place you'll need a hacksaw to get the other hacksaw out. And you will be as old as Methuselah.


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    • #17
      Originally posted by mossrose View Post

      By the time it gets to your place you'll need a hacksaw to get the other hacksaw out. And you will be as old as Methuselah.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #18
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        https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/M...medium=twitter

        Public information and warning: sexual offender released

        For Immediate Release: 01-Mar-2021 @ 11:03 AM
        MRU #: HR21R003

        In the interest of public safety, the Edmonton Police Service is issuing the following warning; Cyle Larsen is a convicted sexual offender and the Edmonton Police Service has reasonable grounds to believe he will commit another sexual offence against someone under the age of 16 while in the community and, as such, there is a duty to warn the public about the risk LARSEN poses.

        Larsen will be residing in the Edmonton area. LARSEN will be bound by a Probation Order and will be monitored by the Edmonton Probation Office. LARSEN was recently released from the Edmonton Remand Centre.

        Larsen is considered a child sex offender with pedophilic interests towards both male and female children. LARSEN has a history of opportunistic offending against children known to him; and has shown he will groom and/or lure his victims if given the chance.


        What a screwed up system.



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        • #19
          This just in, right this minute! Good news!

          https://www.rebelnews.com/pastor_jam...ource=therebel


          Pastor James Coates of Edmonton's GraceLife Church is set to be released in the next few days after Crown prosecutors have agreed to withdraw all but one of his charges related to keeping his church open during the province's COVID lockdown.

          According to his legal representation at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms:
          The Justice Centre will defend Pastor Coates on one remaining charge of violating an Order of the Chief Medical Officer of Health by challenging the lawfulness of the public health order that he is charged with violating.

          The Pastor of Grace Life Church near Edmonton has been incarcerated in the Edmonton Remand Centre for a month, since February 16. It is expected that Pastor Coates could be released from jail as early as Friday, March 19.

          Pastor Coates was arrested by authorities in Alberta after he allowed, and led, services at GraceLife in contravention of the province's restrictions on public gatherings. Currently, Alberta is only allowing religious gatherings to operate at 15 per cent of the buildings fire code capacity.

          Refusing to adhere to the capacity limitations and not forcing congregants to wear masks eventually led to a $1,200 fine and subsequent surveillance by Alberta government officials. Ultimately, GraceLife received an executive order to close the church from the province's Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw.

          On February 7, pastor Coates was arrested in his office, though he was released. Following his release, the pastor then returned to holding services the next weeked, February 14, as he had been doing, and once more run afoul of police. Pastor Coates was asked to turn himself in and did so the on February 16.

          Pastor Coates would then be placed in custody at Edmonton's Remand Centre — a maximum security prison. Despite the province previously releasing low-risk offenders due to COVID-19 concerns, the pastor remained behind bars.

          The pastor was presented with bail terms that, according to his lawyer, James Kitchen from the Justice Centre, were directives he could not follow in good conscience.




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          • #20
            Originally posted by mossrose View Post
            This just in, right this minute! Good news!

            https://www.rebelnews.com/pastor_jam...ource=therebel
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            • #21
              I'm still trying to figure out how "challenging the lawfulness of the public health order" is against the law. Because the public health order is NOT the law, and I thought we were able to challenge the "law".



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              • #22
                James was released today.

                https://globalnews.ca/news/7711765/a...released-jail/

                An Alberta pastor who was kept in jail for violating a bail condition to comply with COVID-19 health orders was to be freed Monday without conditions.

                James Coates of GraceLife Church in Parkland County pleaded guilty to a charge of breaching bail and was fined $1,500.

                However, a judge said the 35 days Coates had spent in custody would count as credit for the entire fine.

                Coates was charged in February after officials said the church west of Edmonton had violated public-health measures meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

                Provincial court Judge Jeffrey Champion agreed to drop all but one charge against Coates. The pastor is to go to trial in May on a count under Alberta’s Public Health Act for holding services that allegedly broke a restriction on the size of gatherings.

                Crown prosecutor Leighton Grey and a defence lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom, a group representing the pastor, had suggested Coates be fined $100 for breaching the court undertaking.

                The judge disagreed.

                “I question whether $100 is a proper denunciation of the conduct of Mr. Coates as well as proper deterrence for others that might feel that ‘I can violate the directions of the chief medical officer of health and get $100 fine,'” Champion said.


                The judge said that when the pastor was arrested, the spread of COVID-19 was a serious concern and services at the church could have been “super-spreaders” of the novel coronavirus.

                “Members of that (church) were going out into the community in general,” said the judge, who noted that Coates has referred to himself as a shepherd.

                “The shepherd ought to protect his flock,” Champion said.

                The pastor, wearing an orange-and-black jumpsuit and taking a mask off his face, told the judge in a video conference that he wasn’t trying to make a statement by not complying with his bail conditions.

                “I realized that’s the way society is going to perceive what’s happening here. (But) I’m simply here in obedience to Jesus Christ, and it’s my obedience to Christ that has put me at odds with the law,” said Coates.



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                • #23
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                  • #24
                    I fear the day is coming when this will be so common that we won't have time to respond to every arrest or release.
                    "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
                      I fear the day is coming when this will be so common that we won't have time to respond to every arrest or release.
                      Especially when we only have an isolated pastor here and there defying the fascists. If 80% did it, it would not be as easy to lock them all up.
                      Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

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                      "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by NorrinRadd View Post

                        Especially when we only have an isolated pastor here and there defying the fascists. If 80% did it, it would not be as easy to lock them all up.
                        Yeah there won't be that many pastors bucking the tide to make any sort of difference. I listen to James White only because he's a huge conduit into what's going on in the western church world, and apparently most churches (at least the major ones) are going along not just with the leftist wokeism religion, but most of the draconian pandemic mandates.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by seanD View Post

                          Yeah there won't be that many pastors bucking the tide to make any sort of difference. I listen to James White only because he's a huge conduit into what's going on in the western church world, and apparently most churches (at least the major ones) are going along not just with the leftist wokeism religion, but most of the draconian pandemic mandates.
                          Yeah, even my pastor friend who attended the insurrally in D.C. is doing church remotely.
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                          Beige Nationalist.

                          "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

                          Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

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                          • #28
                            His first interview after being released:



                            He did so turn the prison into a church (of a sort)!
                            ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                            "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
                              His first interview after being released:



                              He did so turn the prison into a church (of a sort)!
                              Thanks for posting that, love! I was going to do it later.



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                              • #30
                                I was disgusted to read in my local paper last night that the province has given "grants" (read "rewards") to 4 churches in my town, and, I assume, throughout the province, of up to $5000 for obeying the shut downs orders. The money is meant to be used to buy PPE.

                                Are you kidding me? These churches have been mostly empty for over a year! Give the money to churches that are courageous enough to continue to hold services and obey the Lord's commands! This is nothing more than a bribe to encourage these disobedient churches to continue to stay closed!!!

                                I hate this screwed up world. Dear Lord, come soon!


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