LifeSiteNews.com ———— By Jack Bingham ————Wed., Oct.13/21
Saint John, New Brunswick: During a Thanksgiving church service this Sunday, New Brunswick police officers and health officials arrested a pastor and padlocked the church being used, citing that the number of attendees at the service exceeded the so-called COVID-19 “health limit.”
On Sunday, New Brunswick (NB) police officers and health officials detained associate pastor Cody Butler at His Tabernacle Family Church in Saint John for holding a Thanksgiving worship service that exceeded the number of government-allowed participants.
The government then padlocked the church and posted a “closure notice” on the building.
“WELCOME TO CANADA, WHERE THEY PADLOCK THE CHURCH ON THANKSGIVING,” posted founder and lead pastor of His Tabernacle Family Church Phil Hutchings on Facebook, the morning after his associate’s arrest and his church’s closure.
“They came harassing me this morning at my home again…after the court told them not to return to our residence for any correspondence. Now Public Safety has issued closure of our church doors even after we complied,” he added.
According to Rebel News, whose legal team “Fight the Fines” is representing the church in their fight against the recent arrest and shutdown, His Tabernacle Church will be allowed to reopen once they comply with the dictatorial “health” rules listed under Section 3 and Section 15 of New Brunswick’s Preventative Measures – Public Health Act.