Pastor Arrested for Preaching the Gospel to the Poor-Part-1

Pastor Arrested for Preaching the Gospel to the Poor-Part-1

Several officers drag volunteers from preaching platform.

February 07, 2009 Yesterday, members of the Street Church ministry were forcefully removed from their preaching platform by a mob of police officers. For years the City has been waging a battle against the ministry, getting more and more aggressive with members being manhandled, Christian materials confiscated, and volunteers wounded from rough treatment. Street Church ministries has made several attempts to have their Charter rights restored and have made several pleas for justice and mercy which have, to this date, fallen on deaf ears.

The Citys continued disregard for the desperate needs of the homeless, and the ruthless targeted attacks on the ministry, must stop. There are lives at stake and the constant intimidation of our volunteers, who are really making a difference in these peoples lives, is completely unacceptable. Frankly, I dont understand why Calgarians remain silent while this targeted persecution of our ministry continues unchallenged. When will they realize that when you sit back and allow one group of people to have their rights denied, it wont be long before yours are gone, and there will be nobody to come to your defense, stated Artur Pawlowski lead pastor of Street Church Ministries.Concerned Christians Canada is launching an awareness campaign and will be contacting thousands of their supporters across the country to notify them of what injustices are going on in the City of Calgary. Already over two hundred thousand people have been informed that this event has happened and there will be many more who will be made aware of the intimate details of the belligerent behaviour of Calgarys finest.During this altercation three volunteers were arrested, one of which for recording the behaviour of the police from a nearby sidewalk, and still other ministry members were intimidated by being surrounded by squad cars, paddy wagons and police officers. Ironically drug deale

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