The Canadian pastor who famously shouted “Out Gestapo Nazi” and chased away police and government workers who came to his church to investigate whether he was violating lockdown laws has been arrested again and is facing jail time for church crimes in Alberta.
Pawlowski, who has been in the United States these last several months on a speaking tour, was picked up on the tarmac by Canada Border Services Agency once his plane landed. He had the warrants pending from several months ago, stemming from his continued insistence on having church services and refusing to wear masks, including failing to wear a face-covering from last March, and disobeying a court order from early June.
In an interview with Rebel News, his lawyer explains:
While he was away, the Calgary police service decided that they wanted to lay a charge regarding church services held outdoors on June 5. Although they had nearly a month to delay that charge before he had left, they decided to initiate the charge once he had departed from the country. Of course then they can’t actually serve him with the paperwork or charge him with the criminal offense, so as a result a warrant was issued for his arrest, essentially, so that they could play the charge. So he was arrested at the airport yesterday for that purpose and that warrant was issued while he was in the states.
During his bail hearing, the condition that the prosecutors desired to put on him for his release was that he does not “engage in any illegal gatherings” (read illegal church services) but his lawyer argued that it was an ambiguous order. The Justice of the Peace agreed, letting him out on bail so long as he “keeps the peace.”
Currently in the province:
- Churches are not allowed to gather indoors at more than 30% of their fire code capacity.
- Masks are mandatory and must be worn in church.
- Mandatory physical distancing between households for both indoor and outdoor services.
The hearing to decide his fate and determine whether or not he goes to jail for longer than three days will be on October 13.