Police Shut Down Church Of Alberta Pastor Who Was Imprisoned For Holding Church Services

The church in Alberta, Canada, whose pastor was imprisoned for more than a month after holding church services in defiance of Alberta’s Public Health Act was raided at dawn on Wednesday and shut down by government order.

 

GraceLife Church in Parkland County, west of Edmonton, was “physically closed” by Alberta Health Services following repeated complaints, according to the CBC.

As the outlet reported:

In an emailed statement to CBC News Wednesday morning, RCMP confirmed they were on scene, assisting AHS as they closed the church under Section 62.1 of the Alberta Public Health Act.

As of 8:30 a.m., police vehicles and unmarked SUVs were blocking entrances to the church parking lot.

In a media statement, AHS said it “physically closed” the church and has prevented access until the church “can demonstrate the ability to comply with Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health’s restrictions.”

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