Skip to comments.SHOCKING: Pastor James Coates' bail review DENIED, will remain behind bars until May
Posted on 03/07/2021 5:11:27 PM PST by UnklGene
Pastor James Coates' bail review has just been denied in an Alberta courtroom.
The pastor will now remain behind bars awaiting his May trial.
According to a release from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms,
...Justice Peter Michalyshyn of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton has ruled that Pastor James Coates of Grace Life Church must remain in jail for the next eight weeks pending his trial, unless he agrees to abide by health orders that violates his Charter freedoms of conscience, religion, expression, association and peaceful assembly.
This is a dark day for religious freedom, Charter rights and Albertan Premier Jason Kenney (who once fought for religious rights).
Today was the second portion of the bail review hearing, and this was the result: Pastor James Coates is stuck behind bars, likely until he has his trial until in May. For a crime that is not going to result in jail time, even if he is convicted.
Why did you alter the title of the article?
It’s incredible what silly charges they can use to deny bail. I know this is Canada but we here in the USA have the 8th Amendment. Excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment are supposed to be prohibited. That doesn’t seem to stop some judges/prosecutors for being totally capricious and arbitrary. Commit acts of violence, no bail release. Commit acts of peaceful political resistance, no bail holding cell.
As for this preacher, nobody is forcing his flock to congregate. He is not creating any risk that the people themselves aren’t willing to accept on their own.
Where is the part of the article that states a Pastor was jailed for not worshiping Baal? (Baal aka Satan, by the way)
Canada does not have rights. Every one of those so-called rights, in its Constitution, can be suspended permanently with a singular vote in Parliament. They are promised permissions, that is all they are.
They are making an example of him. May he stand firm.
What allegedly happened?
Several paragraphs in, we have no idea.
He opened his church against the covid 19 lockdown orders. And does not promise to stop.
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