On June 8th I took great exception to a gutless and cowardly Edmonton Crown Prosecutor who feels the need to hide his or her identity from a Christian Pastor, the Pastor’s wife and children and the Pastor’s congregation and supporters.
“A Crown prosecutor, whose identity is under a publication ban due to security concerns, called only one witness,” said the CBC.
If this was Mexico, where the notoriously violent Jalisco Cartel is hunting down and murdering off-duty police officers and their entire families, I could understand how a government prosecutor might have ‘security concerns.’
“If you want war, you’ll get a war. We have already shown that we know where you are. We are coming for all of you,” reads a professionally printed banner signed by the cartel and hung on a building in Guanajuato in May.
“For each member of our firm (CJNG) that you arrest, we are going to kill two of your Tacticals, wherever they are, at their homes, in their patrol vehicles,” the banner read, referring to the cartel by its Spanish initials.
Officials in Guanajuato — Mexico’s most violent state — refused to comment on how many members of the elite group have been murdered so far.
Under these circumstances a government prosecutor fearing for their safety is 100% comprehensible.
But this isn’t Mexico.
There are no violent and murderous drug cartels declaring a violent and bloody war against the government for prosecuting its members.
This is Alberta, Canada, where a solid, upstanding man simply wants to obey God’s command and worship Him on the Lord’s Day.
This is a right – a fundamental right if the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is to believed – that belongs to every Canadian.
The Charter is the highest law in the land – prior to COVID, apparently.
Today the Charter is the toilet paper used to wipe the backsides of politicians and unelected bureaucrats alike.
The Government of Alberta, led by that unconscionable hypocrite Jason Kenney, is dragging Christian pastors off to prison for violating a health order that makes no sense to any thinking person.
James Coates was the first, but he isn’t the last.
I honestly do not comprehend how such a thing can happen in Canada. My elderly veteran friends are horrified at how quickly the government at all levels trampled the rights and freedoms they fought for and their friends died for.
The entire nation rolled over and played dead, and it sickens them, just as it sickens me.
I can’t imagine what this Edmonton Crown prosecutor would do if he or she faced any actual ‘security concerns’.
The situation is so dire in Mexico that the best and brightest members of their anti-cartel Tactical Units are deserting their posts, abandoning their homes and fleeing for their and their families lives.
Whoever this gutless coward of an Edmonton Crown Prosecutor is, I hope he or she cringes when they look themselves in the eye in the mirror.
They haven’t the slightest clue what it means to have ‘security concerns’.
Nobody has threatened them or their families.
Nobody put a price on their head.
Nobody is coming to harm them, no matter what they do in court.
They are an utter disgrace to the country whose interests they claim to defend.
Pastor James Coates is the man defending the interests of this nation.
Pastor James Coates is the man standing up for the rights of his fellow Canadians.
This disgrace of a Crown prosecutor is not worthy to remove Pastor Coates’ sandals.
Nor is the judge who granted the absurd publication ban to protect their identity.