Grace Life Church of Edmonton, Alberta

police intimidation

Apologetics Live episode 109

A recent video from Edmonton Alberta, Canada is being examined by the public as a case of police intimidation against churchgoers. The video features two officers and a health inspector who try to gain access into the building after services have already begun. This attempt at disobedience demonstrates how authoritarian law enforcement in North America can be when trying to supersede other laws that are more important, such as religious freedom.

This episode will examine a shocking incident where two members of law enforcement attempted entry onto private property during worship service commencement without just cause or warrant for arrest purposes–a clear violation of international human rights agreements protecting individual liberties under the guise of health protection.

It will also demonstrate the slippery slope law enforcement is willing to slide down in order to fulfill their authoritarian agenda.

This story begins with two members of North America’s governing bodies–law enforcement and health inspection services–attempting entry onto private property during worship service commencement without just cause or warrant for arrest purposes, which violates international human rights agreements protecting individual liberties under the guise of health protection. It then descends into a shocking example showcasing how quickly this authority can be abused by those who wield it as an instrument of power and control over others. The events that follow are a perfect example of why some people fear living in a society where police have absolute discretion on behalf of government entities since they feel any violation against them might go unpunished.

Resources mentioned:

Police directing hundreds of people into Islamic Community Centre | Milton, Ontario

RAW FOOTAGE: GraceLife reps, RCMP, health inspector negotiate entry to the church

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