Calgary police were recorded on video as they stormed into a church run by a Polish immigrant to Canada, who promptly and forcefully demanded they leave the premises and ordered them not to return unless they obtained a warrant. Today they released a statement acknowledging and excusing their presence at the church.
“One uniformed member of the Calgary Police Service attended a call to assist our partner agencies, Alberta Health Services and City of Calgary Bylaw Services, in relation to a religious gathering” the statement began.
“The concern was that the people in attendance were not adhering to the government’s COVID-19 public health orders,” they admitted. They then referred to the Polish immigrant who is head pastor of the church, Artur Pawlowski, as “The organizer of the gathering” and claimed he was “uncooperative with the health inspector, and repeatedly raised his voice asking all parties to leave the premises.”
“No tickets were issued at the time and it will be up to our partner agencies to determine subsequent enforcement activity in response to the situation,” the police seemingly threatened.
“We do not wish to disrupt anyone’s holidays or religious or spiritual events,” the Calgary police claimed, before admitting they did exactly that. “However, we must support our partner agencies when called upon to help ensure everyone can safely celebrate these occasions.”
As National File reported, Pawlowski, who immigrated to Canada from “Knurów, Poland, angrily forced police officers out of his church when they came to “intimidate” him and his congregants into calling off their Passover service.”
“Can you imagine those psychopaths? Passover? The holiest Christian festival in a year, and they’re coming to intimidate Christians during the holiest festival? Unbelievable. What is wrong with those sick psychopaths? It’s beyond me,” said Pawlowski. On Facebook, he wrote,“Police came to disrupt Church gathering! Gestapo came again to intimidate the Church parishioners during the Passover Celebration!!! Unbelievable.”
Since Pawlowski posted the video to Facebook, it went viral across social media as it outraged Christians and was viewed millions of times.
BREAKING: A Polish pastor just threw out the police who tried to shut down his church in Calgary pic.twitter.com/QjoNx1W47y
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 4, 2021