July 09, 2016

“Silent no more”: Victim of hate crime for opposing Notley’s Bill 10, Christian pastor won’t back down

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

I went out to Stoney Plain, Alberta this week to meet with Pastor Brian Coldwell. His church sign that expresses his congregation’s support for religious freedom and parents’ rights was vandalized

Pastor Brian believes this act is a hate crime and religious persecution. As the Pastor at New Testament Baptist Church and as a director of Parents for Choice in Education, he feels he's being targeted for his religious views and political opposition to Bill 10.

On the the night of June 30, the sign outside his church that says “Amend Bill 10, protect parents rights and religious freedom” was vandalized with spray paint to read “protect lgbtq kids and stop bigotry”. Un-ironically, the vandals crossed out the word “freedom”.

Watch my video to hear what Pastor Brian has to say about being attacked for his faith and what he plans to do next.

We know that if Pastor Brian's church was a rainbow pride sidewalk, or a mosque, or Rachel Notley's cardboard head on a golf course, the full force of the RCMP and the government would be standing beside him.

But the Pastor is a Christian. He can't even get a phone call from his NDP MLA.

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commented 2016-07-11 08:41:09 -0400
Since when does having different (undefined) “views” constitute hate and bigotry?
commented 2016-07-11 08:37:13 -0400
This is a global situation, this sign is in Canada, I am in the USA. Understand that we Christians are not asking for anything but freedom of religion and freedom of thought. We do not hate gays, nor do we want them deprived of their rights. We do want the same rights as everyone else has, this has denigrated into Christians not even having a right to what they think. This is crazy! Christianity is a religion of love, we are taught not to hate anyone. In today’s world people have gotten a warped idea that if you disagree with them, you hate them. This is a childish and untrue perception of reality. In America, the Hate Crimes Laws have created the first protected class of ideologies. The gay community can act however they wish towards people who disagree with them, but others cannot do the same in return. They can sue a Christian baker and ruin him for life because he, out of conscience of belief, politely refuses to bake a cake for a gay wedding. However a Christian cannot in turn sue a gay baker for refusing to bake a cake for a Christian celebration. This has been put to the test. An interesting aside is that a Muslim baker can refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding and gays do nothing about it, this has also been put to the test. So we see here, not an issue of rights for gays , but one one ideology punishing another for not agreeing with how it thinks. We Christians have an ancient law we live by, it is called the Golden Rule. This saying came out of our Holy book, the Bible. It tells us to “do onto others as you would have them do onto you.” Its a simple rule, but if everyone followed it, we would have no need for any other.
commented 2016-07-11 01:45:38 -0400
I have no sympathy for the church or its followers, considering their views towards gays.
commented 2016-07-10 11:35:10 -0400
Daryl said, “YES, Peter N. – BEANS – a food that can healthfully sustain life! …and it doesn’t take a big volume to satisfy hunger.”

Ahh, I see what you mean by “beans”. Also contributes to global warming! ;o)
commented 2016-07-10 10:30:13 -0400
There are none more intolerant than those that promote tolerance.
commented 2016-07-10 01:53:19 -0400
YES, Peter N. – BEANS – a food that can healthfully sustain life! …and it doesn’t take a big volume to satisfy hunger.
commented 2016-07-09 22:31:54 -0400
The ndp tacitly, sometimes not so tacitly, supports hate against Christians. As for the police doing their job, just another example that they’re not a group that can be relied on any longer.

I have to agree with Bill, we need to fight this, whether it’s the ballot, a court room, or just by not being silent, we need to keep going. If we don’t, it is going to get a lot worse.
commented 2016-07-09 21:39:29 -0400
Since when is not doing everything a certain group demands bigotry?
commented 2016-07-09 21:38:28 -0400
Paul Maurice it would sure be nice if we could just live apart form and unaffected by the left wing cancer, and i dare say they would be pretty stunned when the see the amount of gays and other minorities choosing to come live with us rather than them.
commented 2016-07-09 20:44:57 -0400
Daryl Herman said, "Time to stock up on the three Bs – Bibles, Bullets & Beans!! "

commented 2016-07-09 20:43:16 -0400
John Landry said, “Another example of the left being intolerant, liars, bigots and destructive. I wonder if they’ll ever see what they have become and the damage they do to society?”

Not likely. A very few … maybe … but not many. They are too arrogant and full of themselves to see that.
commented 2016-07-09 20:39:37 -0400
Canadian Mongrel said, " … because all they do is yap annoyingly like any lap dog."

Yea, I know what you mean. Whenever I see one of those yappy lap dogs, all I see is a football that is begging to be punted.
commented 2016-07-09 20:29:55 -0400
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
― Elie Wiesel
commented 2016-07-09 19:52:22 -0400
The open face of Marxist despotism – fight it in courts and ballot while you can because Marxist tyranny always ends in the killing fields.

Rainbows have been painted over Marxist enmity for civil liberty.
commented 2016-07-09 19:08:57 -0400
“If we don’t hang together we will certainly all hang separately.” Time for a solemn league and covenant. Who’s up for it in Winnipeg in August?
commented 2016-07-09 17:59:36 -0400

You need to add, ‘…or I will get my muslim friends to talk to you.’

commented 2016-07-09 17:42:36 -0400
The motto of the Left:
“You must be tolerant of my intolerance”
commented 2016-07-09 16:01:41 -0400
tolerance is the glue that holds western civilization together.you may not agree with what your neighbour does but as long as it is legal you tolerate it…notice i did not say accept…there is a difference.i have found that most of the alphabet activists and such are some of the most intolerant people in our society.
commented 2016-07-09 15:03:32 -0400
To all real Canadians.

Now is the time to fight back, let us not leave things until it is to late. The fact that our educational system ha been run by Marxist since at least the 1930s, will not make the battle easy but we have to try. Delay will only worsen things.

To do nothing is to aid the demise of the civilized world.
commented 2016-07-09 14:16:30 -0400
Cows run loose in small Manitoba town.

LGBTQ-ETC.s, social justice warriors, black lives matter savages, fascist feminists, and other mad neo-Marxist liberals run loose in Western Civilization.
commented 2016-07-09 13:53:27 -0400
This is yet another example of a left wing red herring law. Ostensibly it is for the “protection” of the Alphabet Kids who are being murdered by the hundreds every day. Right. In reality it is an excuse to indoctrinate your children with their moral sewage.The same thing is happening here in Manitoba where the Hanover School Division in Steinbach- Mennonite Mecca- will be hauled before the HRC because they would not kowtow to the Alphabet Agenda.

Ironically the people pushing this use the same tactics they supposedly decry. They are trying to bully those who hold a diverse opinion into submission. They are trying to humiliate local government and school board officials. They are name calling. And if that is not successful they will attempt to bully us by the coercive power of the unelected and unaccountable minions of the state. Obviously these tactics will at best only achieve submission not support and “understanding”. There have been no reports of Alphabet Kids being beaten or harassed beyond some name calling but to hear the statements being made one would think these pacifist Mennonites are waging Jihad.

Here is the link to the local newspaper story: http://www.thecarillon.com/local/Hanover-trustees-clash-on-LGBT-rights-382234161.html

Here is the link to the RCMP using their office to support a political position:

Here is the link where the Teacher’s Society offers “help” to the local school division:

Here is the link where outsiders begin Steinbach’s first pride parade to humiliate and anger local people:

And finally the link wherein our local MP is excoriated for not acting contrary to his “diverse” beliefs:

If they think tactics like these will win them community support they are obviously dreaming.
commented 2016-07-09 13:52:59 -0400
What can be expected from “leaders” who are followers of Satanic beliefs? There are also many satanists involved with the queer community.
Time to stock up on the three Bs – Bibles, Bullets & Beans!!
commented 2016-07-09 13:23:55 -0400
Don’t expect much help from so-called human rights commissions, Pastor Coldwell. You will not get support from them, just the opposite. The Christian Faith is on their hit list.
commented 2016-07-09 13:21:51 -0400
LGBTQ-ETC., Black Lives Matter, Social Justice Warriors, Feminists, Islamophiles, and all the other neo-Marxist, leftist liberal movements are savage and intolerant fascists . . . a malicious cancer corrupting and leading to the decay and demise of intellectual and moral and creative integrity of Western Civilization.
commented 2016-07-09 12:46:03 -0400
Another example of the left being intolerant, liars, bigots and destructive. I wonder if they’ll ever see what they have become and the damage they do to society? Are they intent on being malicious or do they really think the things they do are good? How can there be so many either very stupid people or just bad to the bone people in our society?
commented 2016-07-09 12:20:19 -0400
Other point, the LGBQT group must be composed of intolerant bigots, otherwise the BLM would not have wasted time pointing this out.
commented 2016-07-09 11:33:17 -0400
I don’t know why he would want hear from his Non-Democratic Party MLA, because all they do is yap annoyingly like any lap dog. This would include Eggen, who gets his orders through his superiors.

As for Bill 10, I believe that, islam,the Religion of Submission, is excused is it not? Only the tolerant religions need to submit.
commented 2016-07-09 11:20:58 -0400
The pastor may want to consider investing in security and video surveillance.