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.