Another video of a Polish pastor in Canada calling local authorities “Nazis” as they try to enforce coronavirus pandemic restrictions has gone viral.
According to The Christian Post, in the video posted over the weekend, Arthur Pawlowski, pastor of Street Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, recorded himself talking with police at his church.
“The Gestapo came again attacking the church,” he says in the video.
The video has received more than 188,000 views as of Tuesday morning.
This is Pawlowski’s second video to go viral in recent weeks. In the first video, Pawlowski tells a public health officer and local police that they need to leave the church property.
In the second video, the public health officers ask the pastor to let her explain why she was there, but Pawlowski replies that he was “not interested in what you have to say.”
“What we want to do is make sure that we’re not going to disrupt any of the religious service,” the public health officer said.
But Pawlowski tells her to contact his lawyer.
“My lawyer takes care of this. I’m not interested to listen to any word you have to say. I do not cooperate with Gestapo. I do not talk to the Nazis. You came in your uniforms like thugs. That’s what you are.”
He also told the officials that they were not welcome at his church.
“This is what the Gestapo is doing,” he asserted. “You come into the place of worship to intimidate and to harass. So you can make an appointment.”
As Pawlowski continues, the public health officer tells him, “You don’t need to shout.” The officers eventually begin to walk away.
“You are sick!” He shouts as they leave. “That’s what you are. And rightfully so, you change your uniforms to black because you’re exactly acting like the Gestapo of old.”
He continues the video with a warning to Canadians.
“If you are not seeing it, then you are playing either stupid, blind and deaf. I have been warning you for 16 years about what’s coming, and it’s here,” he argued. “Those types of people will never stop. They’re going to keep coming, keep coming, keep taking your rights one after another.”
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Video courtesy: Artur Pawlowski TV
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.