A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Calgary preacher Artur Pawlowski, who was defying all kinds of social distancing measures and touching homeless people in order to give them the “cure” — his exact word — for COVID-19.
It was reckless behavior from a Christian who thinks conversion tally marks matter more than public safety.
The good news is that Pawlowski has finally been punished. Law enforcement officials slapped a $1,200 fine on the preacher for “hosting a public gathering of more than 15 people.” (It’s actually a $1,000 fine for violating public health orders along with an automatic surcharge.)
Pawlowski, who operates a religious outreach organization called Street Church, was fined $1,200 on April 3. Public complaints about Pawlowski failing to abide by COVID-19 safety precautions have been made before. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 12.
Good. That’s how all pastors who put the public’s health in jeopardy should be treated. It’s not anti-Christian discrimination. It’s anti-stupidity. If Pawlowski can’t tell the difference, well, that says a lot about his faith.
(Thanks to Lawrence for the link)