On March 1st, 2021 – Pastor James Coates‘ 14th day in solitary confinement in Edmonton Remand Centre – the Edmonton Police Service issued a Public Warning about Cyle Larsen, a convicted child sex offender who was released from the Edmonton Remand Centre.
This raises an obvious question. A couple of them, actually.
Why does the Alberta Government fear the release of a Christian pastor more than the release of a convicted child sex offender?
Do the Alberta authorities really believe Pastor James Coates is a greater threat to public safety than “a child sex offender with pedophilic interests towards both male and female children“?
The utterly absurd answer appears to be “YES!”
Pastor James Coates was denied bail for the third time on Friday morning, March 5, 2021. But a convicted child sex offender roams the streets of Edmonton free.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
From the Edmonton Police Service Public Warning about Cyle Larsen:
In the interest of public safety, the Edmonton Police Service is issuing the following warning; Cyle Larsen is a convicted sexual offender and the Edmonton Police Service has reasonable grounds to believe he will commit another sexual offence against someone under the age of 16 while in the community and, as such, there is a duty to warn the public about the risk LARSEN poses.
Larsen will be residing in the Edmonton area. LARSEN will be bound by a Probation Order and will be monitored by the Edmonton Probation Office. LARSEN was recently released from the Edmonton Remand Centre.
Larsen is considered a child sex offender with pedophilic interests towards both male and female children. LARSEN has a history of opportunistic offending against children known to him; and has shown he will groom and/or lure his victims if given the chance.
On Thursday night, The Western Standard was live and uncensored with Danielle Smith, Erin Coates – Pastor James Coates’ wife, and John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.
The two-hour event covered a lot of ground as Danielle Smith repeatedly expressed her consternation with the decision of the Alberta government to imprison Pastor James Coates.
“Thank you, Erin, so much for joining us tonight. I want to start to by saying how confused I am about your husband’s case. It seems bizarre to me that the pastor would be put in prison. Fair enough. It seems doubly bizarre to me that he was denied bail. Fair enough. Seems triply bizarre that he was denied appeal on bail, and that they kicked it over to tomorrow.
[Pastor Coates was denied bail again on Friday, March 5th]
“So he’s potentially going to be imprisoned in the [Edmonton] Remand Centre until May 3rd to 5th when his case is supposed to be heard.
“The reason I’m so perplexed about this is because I thought it was against the Criminal Code to tell a Pastor that they were not allowed to give sermons, and yet that seems to be one of the bail conditions.
“I’m also looking at this story from a couple of days ago, where a Cyle Larsen has been released from the Edmonton Remand Centre with a warning from the Edmonton Police. They issue a public warning after a sexual offender is released again. They have ‘reasonable grounds to believe’ Larsen, 29, ‘will commit another sexual offence against someone under the age of 16 while in the community’.
“They clearly believe your husband is a greater danger to the community than an offender like this. This is why this case is so perplexing to me.”
I encourage you to click on the image below and listen to the entire interview.
Erin Coates is incredibly eloquent in her defence of her husband and her church.
John Carpay delivers an excellent overview of the constitutional issues arising from the imprisonment of Pastor James Coates, and Danielle Smith asks all the right questions of both of them.
Randall Janes says
Well … might I suggest that the ‘leaders’ of our provinces need to be reminded that they shall have their butts kicked out of office come election day ? They, of course, are counting on the electorate to reason that there is no where else to turn but them … There is credible logic to their reasoning, however ‘conservative’ leadership that behaves like the Chinese Communist Party will not benefit any Canadians except those placing their hopes and futures in our present Communist Proxy in Ottawa. Pallister, Kenney, Ford and Turdeau are all of the same ilk presently … The Toole has shown his cards very plainly, globalism, not Canadian national interest, is his priority (and those who stand up for Canada shall be summarily shown the door).
Can it get worse ? Yes, but a drunk driver is still a drunk driver, irrespective of their ‘qualifications’. Clear the board, kick them all out, elect new ones, take our chances and pray to God Almighty. HE is still sovereign ‘from sea to sea’. Perhaps, if we are serious, HE shall have mercy on us.
Arie Intveld says
We are hurtling at breakneck speed towards a global socialist technocratic government, one that demands a fearful and blindy obedient global population. Criminals running amok in society do much to help reinforce the belief that only the government can keep us safe.
Amorality, depravity and hedonism are the altars of The Great Reset. Pedophilia is now being promoted as a sexual orientation. Much like during the time of Caligula and the fall of the Roman Empire, Christians are being persecuted as adulation for depravity and evil grows. Urban centres around the world are rapidly devolving into modern-day Sodoms and Gomorrahs.
Criminals and politicians (often one and same) promote fear, loathing, despair and cowering obedience.
God invokes faith, hope, love, mutual respect, courage and defiance in His followers. Our new world order overlords find this intolerable.
Incarceration of our holy men and women is all part of the diabolical plan.
Randall Janes says
Yes, I am jaded (or perhaps have been provoked to reality) … Nevertheless, I still pray and hope for salvation to come (and if God uses the US Military and President Trump, that is fine with me).
As Our Lord said : ‘Men ought always to pray and not to faint’.