Pastor Arrested For Quoting Bible

( The Calgary pastor who, in a viral video, was seen ordering police out of his church service during Easter week, was arrested on Saturday after holding an “illegal” church service.

Pastor Artur Pawlowski of Cave of Adullam Church in Calgary was taken into custody by Calgary police officers and dragged away in handcuffs.

On Monday, according to Rebel TV’s Ezra Levant, after a judge ordered Pawlowski be released from custody, the director of the Calgary Remand sent the order back to the judge and refused to comply. Fortunately, a few hours later, Levant reported Pawlowski was finally released.

Levant also notes that Pawlowski appeared at his bail hearing in leg irons.

Leg irons for holding a church service.

“We spoke about a few other matters that I will not disclose,” Levant tweeted Monday evening, “though the government is surveilling him (and is likely listening to his communications — they used sophisticated cell-phone ‘harvesting’ equipment to identify everyone who attended the church.)”

This isn’t the Soviet Union. This is Canada – America’s kinder, friendly neighbor to the North.

Back in late April, Jesse Kelly, the host of The First TV’s “I’m Right,” had Pastor Pawlowski on his show. Pawlowski grew up behind the Iron Curtain. He knows what happens in a police state.

As Pastor Pawlowski put it in this interview, it is a repetition of history.

After Pawlowski’s arrest this weekend, Jesse Kelly tweeted:

“For those asking me about for (sic) updates on Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski who was on my show and dared to open up his church for worship, he’s just been put on his knees and handcuffed for it. An inch away. You’re an inch away from this coming to America. Plan accordingly.”

“Artur grew up in Poland behind the Iron Curtain,” Kelly continued. “He warned me and my audience that all the horrible communist things he saw was coming to the West and coming fast. He was right. Listen to the people who’ve survived communism. They’re all warning you and you’re not listening.”

Given what Americans experienced over the last year, it would be naïve to think what happened in Calgary could never happen here.