Pastor Brian Coldwell is the victim of anti-Christian vandalism. He’s the director of Parents for Choice in Education, an Alberta based parents’ rights advocacy group who believe in maximum parental autonomy in the education of their children.
Pastor Brian has a large sign outside the New Testament Baptist Church and Religious School. The sign is affixed to a trailer facing Highway 16 for maximum visibility. The sign simply says, “Amend Bill 10. Protect parents rights and religious freedom.”
Overnight on June 29, someone spray painted Pastor Brian’s sign, changing it to read what looks like “protect LGTBQ kids end bigotry”.
Will the hate crime against Pastor Brian’s congregation get as much attention as Rachel Notley’s cardboard face? I think we all know the answer to that.
I’ll be following up with Pastor Brian next week to find out what police have told him and what his next steps are. But this is what Parents for Choice in Education and their allies are up against.
They’re up against people who feel they have a right to break the law just because they disagree with you. That’s dangerous.