A Canadian court recently sentenced a pastor to 2 months in prison for his backing of the Freedom Convoy trucker last year.
Artur Pawlowski originally gained popularity after defending his church from being shut down during a 2021 Easter gathering.
“I’m not ashamed of what I did. If I had a chance to do it again, I would do it again, gladly,” Pawlowski said to those backing him. (Trending: Trump Gets Big Win in Georgia Court)
A Free Man! The Fight Continues!
“Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.” – Psalm 105:15 pic.twitter.com/ojc6PWvMjM
— Artur Pawlowski (@ArturPawlowski1) September 18, 2023
Judge Gordon Krinke found Pawlowski guilty of “mischief,” but was able to leave the court a free man due to time already served.
“A period of incarceration is required in order to achieve the objectives of denunciation and deterrence,” Krinke stated.
Prosecutor Steven Johnston argued the case was “not about freedom of religion and it is not about free speech.”
“In this case, the accused comes before the court with no sense of remorse,” Johnston stated. “The lack of remorse, the lack of introspection is important in this case because of the fact he is likely a high risk to redo this.”
More than 200 supporters of Pawlowski showed up for his release. (Trending: Joe Biden Slammed For Racist Remark)
“For the past 18 months they’ve done everything in their power to force me to say that I am guilty, that I am sorry. They were forcing me to apologize, but I have nothing to apologize for,” the pastor emphasized.
“I hope that my oppressors are listening because this is not over. This is just the beginning,” Pawlowski went on.
“I believe that the eyes of the world are fixed on this place right here. That’s right — this little pitiful piece of land,” Pawlowski exclaimed while supporting the Freedom Convoy in February of 2022. (Trending: AOC Dealt A Heavy Dose of Reality)
“The eyes of the world are fixed right here on you guys. You are the heroes. Don’t you dare go breaking the line. … For the first time in two years, you have the power. You pack your stuff, you go to Edmonton and you will be lost.”