Dr. Bonnie Henry refuses to shut down ski resorts after 547 COVID cases are linked directly to Whistler Mountain in January alone, yet refuses to rescind her order banning religious worship services despite her inability to link a single COVID case to a worship service anywhere in British Columbia since November.
“What I’m telling people is it’s okay to go outside to go skiing,” BC’s High Priestess of COVID said.
“It’s the ‘befores and the afters,’ the parties, and the getting together, and the social gathering — those have never been acceptable. That is where we’re seeing transmission happening in several communities.”
Dr. Bonnie Henry is the worst kind of hypocrite.
She refuses to shut down ski resorts despite her own admission they are hazardous to the health of British Columbians.
Does she actually believe the contradictory nonsense she spews forth into television cameras every day?
Health Minister Adrian Dix is no better. He says WorkSafeBC inspections are increased at businesses where exposures have been recorded — Whistler, Fernie and Big White near Kelowna — yet has no problem with those facilities remaining open.
Bonnie Henry is doubling down on her stupidity because her ego and her pride won’t allow her to admit she made a mistake.
Like all petty tyrants, Bonnie Henry can’t admit she was wrong, even to herself. She’s extended her asinine ban on religious worship services indefinitely.
Bonnie Henry sent provincial government lawyers into BC Supreme Court on Friday in her attempt to obtain an injunction against faith leaders who refuse to shut down their weekly religious worship services.
Bonnie Henry wants to arrest pastors and other faith leaders during a worship service, handcuff them and drag them away to jail. But that’s not all.
According to the court documents, the province is seeking an order that would prevent elders and members from gathering to worship in their churches and from organizing celebrations, ceremonies, baptisms, funerals or any other “event” as defined by Henry’s orders.
The order would also authorize police to detain anyone they have grounds to believe is planning to attend a religious service organized by any of the three churches.
Did you catch that?
Bonnie Henry wants to become BC’s “Religious Thought Police.”
Lawyer Paul Jaffe says the ban on worship services is “vindictive” – an assessment I completely agree with. Whistler has, as I said at the opening of this commentary, 547 confirmed cases of COVID linked directly to them, and Dr. Bonnie Henry’s response is “Go skiing!”
What I found even more absurd was government lawyer Gareth Morley’s rationale for this injunction.
The injunction is needed, Morley argued, because the churches have continued meeting despite receiving tickets from the police on several occasions.
“Right now they do not have the authority to do anything other than issue a ticket,” Morley said. It’s not within Henry’s power to order arrests under her own health orders, he noted.
Mr. Morley doesn’t want the injunction because churches are spreading COVID, but because churches refused to obey Bonnie Henry’s unconstitutional health order.
Morley claims there were COVID transmissions under the restrictions in place prior to the November order we’re still faced with. While that may be true, there were then, and continue to be now, COVID transmissions from a whole host of businesses, facilities and activities the High Priestess encourages.
All rational people want area consistent set of rules across all sectors, not inconsistent and nonsensical orders that shut down a sector of society – one Bonnie Henry apparently hates – while leaving every other sector wide open to transmit COVID.
At its core, this inconsistency offends our sense of fairness, our sense of justice, and the very legal principles this country was founded upon. Those fundamental principles are spelled out in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – a document I argue nobody in the BC government has ever bothered to comprehend.
The Reality of Worship Services and COVID Safety
The churches challenging the injunction use the COVID guidelines that were in place prior to the November order to shut them down. These include physical distancing, masking, hand sanitizer and contact tracing.
You can’t say that for Superstore, Walmart, Costco, or any other big box retailer.
So why are churches being held to a higher standard than any other segment of society?
That’s a question only the High Priestess of COVID can answer and, so far, she won’t touch it with a ten-foot COVID swab.
Chief Justice’s Strange Comment
“I am not going to give judgment today,” Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson said just before he adjourned yesterday’s hearing. He will render his decision on Wednesday, February 17th.
“I am not condoning any breaches of any orders,” he added.
While he does not condone breaching Bonnie Henry’s absurd public health orders, the implication is that Chief Justice Hinkson does condone those same public health orders breaching the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Canada’s highest law in the land.
I hope and pray this is not the case, but we’ll all find out on Wednesday.
The Unanswered Question
The question facing British Columbia’s faith communities is this:
Why does your Chief Medical Officer hate you so much?
My Request To All Church Attendees This Sunday
Know your rights.
It is legal to record police performing their duties in Canada.
Police cannot order you to stop filming them.
Make sure you have a device capable of recording video with you at your chosen place of worship on Sunday morning.
Should police break in while the service is ongoing (a crime under Canadian law) do not interfere with police but RECORD EVERYTHING.
The world needs to see the egregious attacks on religious freedom in Canada in 2021.
Only you can provide that witness.
- Record Everything.
- Post it online.
If you’re unwilling to post the video yourself, send it to me. I’ll post it on my social media accounts to maintain your anonymity.
Joe Ditto says
QUESTION: What would happen to all of these issues related to government tyranny if it were proven in court that there is no reasonable justification for the declaration of a “health emergency”?
There’s only one way to actually win against this tyranny, and I can’t believe nobody is doing this—force the government to PROVE there is an actual “health emergency”. Take THAT to court, and for the first time since all this started have some actual ‘debate’ by qualified medical experts…you know, like what is supposed to happen in “a free and democratic society”…?
In a nutshell, prove there’s no “health emergency” and POOF, there goes all their justification for their tyrannical actions.
Right now, I think Henry and Dix, et al are all just thinking, “keep them arguing about “cases” and we’re fine. We still have our “emergency”!“
Arguing “Covid cases” just perpetuates the lie, and makes us look, in the eyes of the general (msm-brainwashed) public, like we don’t care that “people are getting sick”. But the issue is, this is NOT a health emergency, and THAT CAN BE PROVEN.
So now my question is, how do we get THAT issue in front of the courts???
Henry wants to drag out the Wuflu fear and regs as long as possible to keep her job relevant. Reminds me of malevolent HS teachers with zero personalities who ranted at kids’ bad behaviours; the more they ranted, the more belligerent the students got.
My elderly neighbour lives for her church and she is mightily depressed and disheartened. Online services just don’t cut it.
We need to rise up against this tyranny.
ARREST HER FIRST! She is breaking this law and many of the right in the Charter just to threaten this:
This is what the Criminal Code of Canada Section 176 says:
Obstructing or violence to or arrest of officiating clergyman
176 (1) Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who
(a) by threats or force, unlawfully obstructs or prevents or endeavours to obstruct or prevent an officiant from celebrating a religious or spiritual service or performing any other function in connection with their calling, or
(b) knowing that an officiant is about to perform, is on their way to perform or is returning from the performance of any of the duties or functions mentioned in paragraph (a)
(i) assaults or offers any violence to them, or
(ii) arrests them on a civil process, or under the pretence of executing a civil process.
Marginal note:Disturbing religious worship or certain meetings
(2) Every one who wilfully disturbs or interrupts an assemblage of persons met for religious worship or for a moral, social or benevolent purpose is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
(3) Every one who, at or near a meeting referred to in subsection (2), wilfully does anything that disturbs the order or solemnity of the meeting is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Steve Barragan says
The bible says: (Hebrews 10)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Bonnie Henry is asking all Christians to disobey God’s word. If her wishes happen, I see it as nothing short of religious persecution. She’s acting no better than China or the USSR or a hundred other countries who persecute Christians or others for their beliefs and faith.
28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.
29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
The early church experienced the exact same thing that these churches are experiencing today!
I think its better to obey God than men or in this case a woman who obviously has something against all faiths.
Joe Ditto says
Amen. You’ve summed it up well, which causes me great concern that a majority of pastors apparently do not see the simplicity of this and are choosing to keep their churches from corporate worship, hiding behind Bonnie Henry’s edicts.
When I read this I had to say …. So true!! Keep it coming!!
As much as I am not a ‘religious’ guy I do believe in principles like don’t cheat, don’t steal, don’t boink your neighbour’s wife, etc … But she has, along with every other health dragon has gotten way out of control and should face serious consequences such as those enumerated in S. 176 of the Criminal Code, at a minimum.
She’s a terrorist https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/cj-jp/victim/rr09_6/p3.html
Further, Our human dignity comes with inalienable rights that are not bestowed on us by governments which are proving themselves to be tyrannical authoritarians hell bound to crush our human dignity. We don’t earn the right to speak freely, hold the beliefs we value, think the things we want to, go where we want when we want, see who we want to and avoid others that we don’t want to see and so on. We are born with those and other rights, as human beings, whether you believe they are endowed by some great creator a few thousand years ago or more recently by your mother.
Isolation measures, imposing travel restrictions, masking and other measures including health officers (like Tam and Henry) that tell you to use glory holes, wear a mask during sex and masturbate until 2022 or they tell you to stop breach on our dignity and are infringements, impingements, encroachments, offensive, obtrusive and any other similar adjective you’d like to use …
Fines, detentions, arrests, etc for not following these health orders are nothing short of coercion, intimidation and bullying.
Check out section 176 of the Criminal Code of Canada … Churches are being way too nice …
“By their fruits ye shall know them”. Bonny does not deem spiritual gatherings to be essential but drinking establishments are. That’s rotten fruit.