The pastor of King's Glory, Arthur Pawlowski, also runs Street Church Ministries in Calgary, an evangelistic ministry that gets right out into the streets of the city.
From their website:
Street Church Ministries is a multi-denominational, multi-ethnical ministry of believers, who have been reborn in the spirit of the Lord, coming together to take part in the call of Acts 1:8. Our vision is to give everyone an opportunity to respond to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through the proclamation of the full Gospel. We envision a Street Church in every city and town in Canada, and around the world.
Street Church Ministries is involved in evangelism every week in the city of Calgary where we go out by the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim the full gospel, giving everyone the opportunity to respond to Jesus. We know that there is power in the simple message of the gospel.
Apparently, Pastor Pawlowski is simply too outspoken for the politically-correct atmosphere that the Canadian government requires of churches and charitable organizations.
This is simply a way of punishing me for defending our rights, and for standing up to bureaucracy, and speaking outagainst corruption and abuse of power. Speaking about different sins is not a political behaviour but is rather a God and state given right. We are a church, and I am a pastor, what is the government expecting me to talk about if not moral issues and God’s laws? stated Pawlowski
Christians have been worrying about this for a while. I know that, in our church here in Halifax, the subject has been raised about whether priests are afraid to speak up about certain issues for fear of losing charitable tax status. I guess they had reason to be afraid.
My concern is that this is going to make preachers of the Word even more timid about stating the Gospel truths on the issues of abortion, homosexuality, and divorce. Just when I was going to propose to our pastor that our pro-life group put together a bulletin insert with some facts about abortion for the week prior to the March for Life here in Canada (mid-May). I will still propose that we do this, but I already know the answer. Perhaps I will be pleasantly surprised, but I won't hold my breath.
I guess we know what would happen to Charles Wesley or William Wilberforce if they showed up here today. Would this censure also include Martin Luther King? The Christian truths upon which we built the free western world are being muzzled by the state, no doubt about it.
h/t LifeSiteNews article by Patrick Craine
h/t No Apologies