CANADIAN Pastor Tim Stephens arrested on new charges after ‘underground’ church services

Rumble — Rebel News' Adam Soos and Kian Simone were on scene as police in Calgary, Alberta arrested Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church for a second time on new charges stemming from his hosting of 'underground' church services the past two weekends.
FULL REPORT from Adam Soos:



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Pastor Tim Stephens was arrested on Monday afternoon on new charges after Fairview Baptist Church gathered for underground worship for the second week in a row since their church was effectively seized by Alberta Health Services last Saturday.

Alberta authorities were forced to drop other charges against Pastor Tim last month, after discovering that Alberta Health Services never served Pastor Stephens with the court order he was accused of having violated, a requirement under the order. That effectively ended the case against Pastor Tim, but he will now be facing another legal battle.

Over the weekend, an ever-growing crowd gathered at the undisclosed location and shared the word, sang songs of praise and heard Pastor Tim preach.

As worship progressed, a police helicopter discovered the gathered congregation.

It is unclear if police were actually searching for the group or simply happened upon it, as the helicopter was significantly north of the location of worship and continued towards the city. It wasn’t until several minutes later that the helicopter returned and completed repeated passes overhead.

Minutes later, police vehicles were seen circling the location, but they never moved in to interrupt worship or make arrests.

Ironically, all efforts to suppress worship by Alberta Health Services, whether at Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s or Pastor Tim’s church have only served to significantly bolster church attendance. As public health restrictions continue to be relaxed, these churches are not facing defeat at the hands of overreaching officials, quite the opposite — they are stronger and larger than ever before.

Despite worship continuing, Pastor Tim was arrested in front of his family on Monday. He is fortunate to be represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, who will be working for his immediate release.

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Racist Philadelphia Mayor: Jim Kenney



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Editor's note: This is the sixth part in Frontpage Mag's new series on Racist Mayors. (See previous parts below this article). Stay tuned for more installments.

As a Philadelphia City Councilman in 2014, two years before his election as the city’s 99th mayor, Jim Kenney, an Eagles fan, tweeted that Chris Christie, a Cowboys fan, was a “fat ass.” Kenney then let it rip: “You suck! Kissing Texas ass for 2016!”  

While sports fanaticism might be a forgivable offense among overzealous males, two years earlier in 2012, Kenney tweeted Lou Dobbs after the latter made critical comments about Obama’s reelection:  “You are a large asshole. Crawl back under your rock. You are a hater and a creep hiding behind your microphone.”

Kenney’s obsession with proctology-laced tweets was not lost on his staff. The solution was the application of a phone app that screened the Councilman’s outgoing messages. The child-proof controls worked like magic. In no time, Kenney was ‘tweety clean’ despite a later discovery that he was paying someone $29,000 a year to tweet for him.  

At the height of Philadelphia’s 2015 mayoral campaign, local media referred to Kenney, the son of a working-class Irish South Philadelphia family, as “Jimmy from the block.” The term of endearment, while having an old school Philadelphia feel, did not mean that the Councilman gave off chummy-- even happy-- neighborhood vibes. If anything, the reverse was true: “Jimmy from the block” has always come across as a remote, isolated and pensive individual as if he’d spent a lifetime trying to find the right “political identity.”  

This (existentially tortured) look of his spiked during the June 2020 George Floyd riots when nearly every political protest in the city turned into a melee of broken windows, fires and demolished storefronts, especially in the city’s tony Rittenhouse Square section where rioters smashed and looted A-list businesses. Kenney was not very visible then. For many Philadelphians he appeared to be hiding in City Hall until he could figure out what to do, although he did order a daily 8PM curfew when not issuing occasional statements reaffirming that the destruction taking place throughout the city was being caused by a minority of trouble makers.

While his left-wing political ties forbade him from condemning BLM or Antifa outright he did what most leftist mayors and governors did in June 2020: he blamed the violence on a few unruly types, infiltrators who were “not real protesters.”  What he conveniently forgot was the fact that the ‘few unruly’ types numbered in the hundreds or thousands and that their actions crippled the city for weeks, if not months.  The fact is that almost every George Floyd protest in the City of Philadelphia at that time ended in violence or some kind of mayhem with the exception of the June 6th protest in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where 2500 protesters shouted, “No Justice, no Peace, no Racist Police.” The fact that there was no violence at that rally surprised many people.

By June 2020, Kenney’s lefty wings were already poised for flight,  having been firmly fitted in May 2015 when he won the Democratic primary. As The Atlantic noted then, “The Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor pitted a crusading left-winger against a charter-school advocate backed by suburban hedge-fund magnates. This time, the left-winger, a former city councilman named Jim Kenney, actually won.”

“Jimmy from the block” was swept into the mayor’s office by progressives, many of them ‘urbanist’ millennial types who saw his victory as a sign that the Democratic Party, nationally, would soon head in a radical leftward direction.

Nanoseconds after being sworn in as mayor (but before the start of his Inaugural bash), Kenney signed an executive order reinstating Philadelphia’s status as a sanctuary city for [illegal] immigrants.

“If this were Cousin Emilio or Cousin Guido, we wouldn’t have this problem because they’re white,” Kenney said. He then went on to criticize his own Irish South Philadelphia community for telling Italian immigrants years ago to “go back where they came from.”  

The mayor’s executive order put critics of illegal immigration on notice that he was aligning himself with the policies of big city leftist mayors like Bill de Blasio of New York and London Breed of San Francisco.  If a new “progressivist” policy popped up in New York City, it was only a matter of time before it made its way to Philadelphia.

Kenney felt so comfortable in his role as a pro-sanctuary city advocate that he danced an Irish jig in his City Hall office when in June of 2018 a federal judge ruled in favor of the city’s sanctuary city status. That little dance (captured on video) put city residents on notice that Philadelphia was on a big progressivist roll… and there’d be no going back.  

The early days of Kenney’s administration--before the Frank Rizzo and Christopher Columbus statue controversies, COVID, and the George Floyd riots-- were perhaps his happiest as mayor because he had not yet gone full de Blasio.

An especially exuberant Kenney, for instance, can be seen in videos rushing onstage at the October 2017 Out & Equal Workplace Summit. Greeting the audience to the tune of Elton John’s  ‘Philadelphia Freedom,’ he told the cheering crowd to keep the faith. 

“The last time I felt so unsteady was 1968 when I was 10 years old and the world seemed to be coming apart like it is today. But the thing I know about 1968 is that we got through it, and we will get through Donald Trump and we will get through this.” The crowd gave Kenney a standing ovation, further proof (not that any was needed) that there was little ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ when it came to Donald Trump fans.  

Kenney, who prefers to read his speeches (which tend to be rather short), delivers them with as little audience eye contact as possible. While making his 2015 victory speech, for instance, he barely lifted his eyes from his handheld script.

Donald Trump’s presidency unhinged Kenney to such a degree that the mayor seemed to take a sabbatical from focusing on Philadelphia issues but instead concentrated on all things Trump.   

“It's sad -- terribly sad,” Kenney tweeted after President Trump told four Democratic Congresswomen to go back to the crime-infested countries where they came from, “that Trump tells American Congresswomen to leave the country they love because they don't see the world through his racist eyes -- on the same day that ICE rounds up families seeking refuge in USA.  We must continue to RESIST!”

Of course, it’s highly probable that Trump was referring to the ancestral homes of these four Congresswomen rather than implying that the women themselves migrated to the United States. Yet this nuance was lost on progressives, thanks mainly to—what else?-- Trump Derangement Syndrome. The mindless overuse of the word ‘racist,’ the left’s favorite attack word, as well as the use of the word ‘resist’ (in capital letters, Antifa style) was another indication that “Jimmy from the block” was aligning himself not only with de Blasio but with the slogans of street revolutionaries.  

Wokeness in Philadelphia is its own style of pandemic, affecting not only politicians but every cultural institution from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to any number of museums or libraries that all drink from the same Flavor Aid. The woke pandemic is so far reaching in the City of Brotherly Love and its suburbs that it has even affected museums like the Pearl S Buck house museum in Bucks County, where one can sign up for a so called social justice tour, presumably to learn how Pearl Buck, author of The Good Earth and 99 other books and who died in 1973, would have behaved as a Black Lives Matter advocate.

Kenney’s full immersion into wokeness can be traced to the time when he and DA Larry Krasner tied the hands of the police during the June 2020 George Floyd riots.

That’s when marauding street mobs trashed the downtown area and then proceeded to invade the neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, Fishtown and Port Richmond. Port Richmond’s multiple strip malls were delicious targets for the marauders.   

For five or six consecutive nights the people of these neighborhoods had to contend with the destruction of stores and restaurants, exploding ATMs, fires and toxic smoke as well as the constant sound of police sirens and police helicopters.  Cautious store owners not in the direct line of fire along Aramingo Avenue in Port Richmond boarded up their businesses as a precaution. They also closed early and turned off all their lights at night so that great stretches of the city were in complete darkness. Occasionally, random rioters would storm these closed-off ‘safe areas’ and destroyed a few properties just to show authorities that they “were around.”   

Nothing seemed to stop the riots until the National Guard was deployed—a day late and a dollar short, as they say—but this was well after the destruction had taken place. Armed guardsmen now appeared on the street, Third World style, but that didn’t change the fact that many of the stores taking precautions were still boarded up, some remaining closed for a month.   

Residents in the neighborhoods near Aramingo Avenue wondered how long it would be before the mobs got to their home streets.  People began to talk about protecting their families. Protection from police was not an option because the DA and the mayor had made sure that the police would be doing as little as possible. During the West Philadelphia riots, the police had actually run from the rioters when a number of police vehicles were turned over and set on fire. 

Why was it taking the City of Philadelphia so long to bring the anarchists under control if only a “few unruly’ types were responsible for the mayhem?

When a group of neighborhood Fishtown men, frustrated at the city’s inability to end the violence, armed themselves with baseball bats and formed a ring in front of Fishtown’s 26th Police District when it was announced that an anti-police rally would take place there, Philadelphia leftists went crazy despite the fact that during the riots about 50 ATMs were blown up by thieves using M100 and M250 explosives in an attempt to steal the money inside.

“The 26th District police station was where a group of mostly white men assembled Monday wielding baseball bats, purportedly to protect police from protesters,” WHYY reported on June 2020. “The group assaulted three people and heckled protestors demonstrating against police brutality. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Jim Kenney later condemned their actions.”

The appearance of the men with baseball bats was understandable given the fact that nearly every George Floyd protest in the city that began peacefully ended on a not-so-peaceful note. The neighbors with the bats had no reason to suspect that this “peaceful protest” would be any different, so they were there just in case.  

As fast as a grease fire in a frying pan, the focus in the media went from anarchist mobs burning down and looting businesses to a bunch of white men calling protestors mean names.

WHYY quoted one protestor, an area store owner, who said that he wanted “a better explanation of why the group of white men with weapons were allowed to disrupt a peaceful protest and violate the curfew.” The man added that he wanted the 26th District “to condemn the incident as racist.”

Kenney jumped into the fray. "We do not condone vigilantism," he said. "We understand that communities desire to protect their neighborhood, and if they want to do that in peace, we would allow it, regardless of neighborhood. But armed vigilantism will not be tolerated moving forward. I am glad police moved in to eventually disperse the group, but I am not happy about how long it took."

How long it took?

Did Jim Kenney really say that when row house residents in the 26th District and elsewhere could not leave their houses at night for over a week because the city was under siege? 

Philadelphia’s news media misled the public when they stated that hundreds of Fishtown residents participated in the anti-police brutality protest in front of the 26th District. What the media did not report was the fact that these so-called ‘Fishtowners’ were mainly young transplants from the suburbs, New York and other cities, the very same millennials who expressed their love for Jim Kenney’s leftist politics.

As a writer for The Philadelphia Citizen put it, “Millennials love Kenney because he’d grabbed the low-hanging progressive fruit — LGBT equality, marijuana decriminalization, bike lanes.”   But the Fishtown residents protesting outside the 26th District were anything but the real indigenous Fishtowners who had settled in the neighborhood decades before. Those people, the real Fishtowners, tended to side with—or at least understand--the motivations of the men with baseball bats.  

Kenney’s woke credentials were matted and framed when he opted to get rid of the Frank Rizzo statue near City Hall, and the Christopher Columbus statue in Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia. These actions codified him as a hard-core ideologue, Mr. Antifa (with manners) in a suit.

It should be noted that the city’s mania for statue destruction got a kick start in 2019 with the Flyers’ covering and removal of the statue of Kate Smith, known as “The First Lady of Radio,” and as the best singer of “God Bless America,” outside their sports arena in South Philadelphia. As the singer of some 3,000 songs, it was discovered that Smith sang and recorded two songs now considered “racist,” one of them, “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” a hit song from a 1931 Broadway revue that was also sung by Paul Robeson, a black man, and meant (many say) to be a satire on white supremacy.

Kenney was silent during the removal of the Kate Smith statue but the iconoclastic act emboldened the city’s leftist ideologues.  The heat accelerated when a leftist writer wrote on WHYY’s web page:  “Watching the Flyers rid themselves of Kate Smith’s racial baggage in a period of two days places a spotlight firmly on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who promised in 2017 to move the statue of former mayor and police commissioner Frank Rizzo from Paine Plaza, the courtyard in front of the Municipal Services Building. That’s public property. “

Statue destruction in the city would then proceed like the fall of a row of dominoes.

Since its installation in 1998, the Frank Rizzo statue near City Hall has been routinely spray-painted with expletives and anarchy-laced political slogans. Though the statue divided city residents, demands for its removal were routinely dismissed. Further civil dialogue, however, ended when Kenney finally ordered the quick removal of the statue in the dead of night, after BLM leftists splashed it in red paint and attempted to torch it. The city moved the statue to a storage facility where it has been ever since.  (BLM protestors also attempted to topple a statue of Mathias Baldwin, an exemplary citizen who never owned slaves and who did much to educate poor black children but because it was a statue of a white man it was perceived as racist by the rioter iconoclasts.)

One year before the Rizzo statue’s removal Kenney promised to move it to South Philadelphia, Rizzo’s home turf and historically Italian enclave. Kenney changed his mind about moving it there when the leftists who called for the Rizzo statue removal were now calling for the statue of Christopher Columbus in Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia to be removed.

Not even South Philadelphia was safe from the ever-widening woke pandemic that would eventually put the Columbus statue in a wooden box before its dethronement and transport to a warehouse, despite massive protests from South Philadelphians and others.

Kenney and the woke political machine in City Hall had done it again. They had gotten their way. Yet even this radical gesture, which should have earned Kenney a Che Guevara award from sniveling leftist policymakers, wasn’t enough to placate their lust for further revolutionary action.     

Left-wing writers were now taking aim at Kenney for not being radical enough.

One writer for Philadelphia Magazine (a magazine that becomes woker with each issue) stated, ”Kenney has treated racial disparity in a majority Black and brown city like a check-box issue….. He campaigned on a pledge to end stop-and-frisk (and later backpedaled). He vowed to remove the Frank Rizzo statue … eventually (and then was forced to do it sooner than he had planned to). He has declared his intent to take down the Christopher Columbus statue (but only after vigilante South Philly racists left him no other choice).”

In Philadelphia, you are a racist if you want to protect a statue.

Kenney’s MO has always been to copy other leftist progressive mayors. No doubt his decision to remove the Rizzo statue (in the dead of night) was inspired in part by the decision of former Baltimore mayor, Catherine Pugh in 2017 who ordered the removal of four bronze Confederate statues from their pedestals “quietly and quickly” in the dead of night. Today, those Baltimore statues rest in an empty city lot.

With South Philadelphia no longer registering as a safe space for public monuments, soon after the Rizzo statue’s removal, leftists across the U.S. began beheading and removing Christopher Columbus statues, which, during the twentieth century, were erected in communities to celebrate Italian heritage and the immigrant experience.

When word spread in South Philadelphia that Kenney wanted to remove Columbus from the neighborhood’s Marconi Plaza to placate leftists, in response many living in multigenerational brick row homes built by Italian ancestors formed an armed militia to guard the monument.

These were the “racists.”  

Kenney condemned the armed individuals ‘protecting’ the Columbus statue, just as he had condemned the vigilantes in Fishtown who surfaced only because the city hadn’t done its job in disallowing the rioters to burn and wreck the city for almost a full week.  

Kenney tweeted, “All vigilantism is inappropriate, and these individuals only bring more danger to themselves and the city.”

“Jimmy from the block” then trotted out typical leftist vocabulary: “Like many communities across the country, Philadelphia is in the midst of a much-needed reckoning about the legacy of systemic racism and oppression in this country and around the world.”

‘Systemic racism’ is an empty high operative leftist phrase implying that every facet of American culture is infected with racism, from Our Gang comedies to Aunt Jemima pancake mix. America is contaminated: America stinks.  .

“Part of that reckoning requires reexamining what historical figures deserve to be commemorated in our public spaces. In recent weeks, clashes between individuals who support the statue of Christopher Columbus in Marconi Plaza and those who are distressed by its existence have deteriorated—creating a concerning public safety situation that cannot be allowed to continue. We must find a way forward that allows Philadelphians to celebrate their heritage and culture while respecting the histories and circumstances of others that come from different backgrounds,” the mayor said.

Adding insult to injury, in February 2021 the mayor, by executive order, changed the holiday celebrated on the second Monday of October from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The move upset large numbers of Italian Philadelphians who saw the change not only as an insult against Italians but an attack on Catholicism, since it was Columbus who brought Christianity to America. City Council member Mark Squilla called the name change a “personal affront” to Italian Americans.

A lawsuit was then filed by 50 Italian-American organizations alleging that the Philadelphia mayor’s executive orders regarding the Columbus Day name change discriminated against Italian-Americans “while exalting another ethnic group.”  

The suit contends that Mayor Kenney had sowed racial division in the city when he made the name change by choosing which “ethnicities should be credited, supported, and approved and which should be shamed, disdained and canceled.”

The suit suggests that the mayor could have provided Indigenous People with their own holiday.

But a mayor who doesn’t know that he’s actually a racist himself would never be able to wrap his mind around that.

Thom Nickels is a Philadelphia-based journalist/poet and the author of fifteen books including Literary Philadelphia, Philadelphia Mansions and his most recent release, From Mother Divine to the Corner Swami: Religious Cults in Philadelphia.

Previous Parts of the Series:
Part I: Chicago's Lori Lightfoot.
Part 2: LA's Eric Garcetti.
Part 3: DC's Muriel Bowser.
Part 4: KC's Quinton Lucas.
Part 5: SF's London Breed.

WEST POINT: Biden locks up military personnel that refuse covid vaccine

EXCLUSIVE: Biden’s Military Puts West Point Cadets in Solitary Confinement If They Refuse COVID Vaccine

EXCLUSIVE: Biden’s Military Puts West Point Cadets in Solitary Confinement If They Refuse COVID Vaccine

"They're being treated like criminals,"

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Military cadets at West Point Academy who refuse to take one of the controversial COVID vaccines are being put in solitary confinement, with more stringent restrictions than those who tested positive for the virus.

At West Point Military Academy, a number of cadets are currently rebelling against the push from the Biden administration and military higher-ups to take one of the controversial COVID-19 vaccines. 700 cadets who initially refused the vaccine were brought together into a meeting room and were briefed as to the benefits of the vaccine. The number of cadets has now dwindled significantly after allegations of daily pressure by “senior officials” at the school, and rumors of reductions of leave. Some cadets relented and received the vaccine, while many left West Point due to the pressure.

Those who still refuse to take the vaccine are forced to wear masks everywhere, marking them out from everybody else who is vaccinated. A number of parents of those holdouts have now organized legal counsel on behalf of their children, with CDMedia reporting that they are “banding together to fight this perceived criminal behavior by those in power over their children.

An anonymous whistleblower, whose identity National File is protecting, gave a breakdown of the current restrictions that West Point cadets who refuse to take the COVID vaccine have to face. For those cadets returning for summer programs, they will have their two-week leave shortened to one, as they have to spend 7 days in a quarantine that amounts to serious solitary confinement. The cadets are locked up for 23 hours each day in one room and are only allowed out for one hour to walk or run outside.

Crucially, these cadets are not tested for COVID-19 before they are put into self-isolation. In fact, they are only tested at the end of the period. If they test negative, they will be released to their training programs. In a letter sent to the cadets deemed “high risk,” there was no detail as to what would happen if the cadet tested positive instead, in terms of whether they would be forced to endure another week or more of the solitary confinement. National File contacted West Point for details on this program via phone and email but did not receive a response by the time of publication.

The new regime could not accurately be described as self-isolation or quarantine, as such programs already existed at West Point for cadets returning after the summer and Christmas breaks this academic year who tested positive. For those cadets, before the vaccination program kicked into high gear, they would be restricted at some points, but could also work out in the outside gyms, and leave their accommodation to go and order food, albeit being ordered to stay away from cadets who were not infected. These luxuries are not afforded to the cadets who refuse to take the vaccine, even though they may not have the virus.

West Point allegedly plans to round up all the cadets who are refusing the vaccine and transfer them into all one company or platoon based on how many there are. At the time of writing, around 50 cadets have not backed down. The whistleblower said this would likely be better for them, as they would not be around other troops who derogatorily shout at them, calling them “anti-vaxxers,” and instead would be with those who stand with them.

“They’re being treated like criminals,” the whistleblower added. “They’re trying to protect other people’s rights and their rights are being compromised.”

National File reported last year on two successive suicides from the Colorado Springs Air Force, with students expressing to the academy that the deaths may have been linked to depression springing from the then extremely strict social distancing policies and punishments for violating the six-foot distance protocols. Following the deaths, looser restrictions were enacted.


West Point leadership has a duty to uphold federal law.

Unvaccinated Cadets at West Point Forced to Live in Tent for Summer Training

Parents of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy report leadership is forcing 37 unvaccinated cadets to live in a single tent for Cadet Field Training during the months of June and July.

BY PAM LONG: Pam Long is a graduate of USMA at West Point and is an Army Veteran of the Medical Service Corps.


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Parents of Army cadets at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) report the academy’s leadership is forcing 37 unvaccinated cadets to live in a tent designed for 20 people during the academy’s June and July Cadet Field Training program.

Cadet Field Training is a summer training requirement in which selected Firsties (seniors) and Cows (juniors) lead Yearlings (sophomores) in small-unit tactical operations.

Vaccinated cadets will live in open-bay barracks by platoons, with a small separate section for female cadets. The barracks have electricity for fans during the hot summer months in New York, and separate male and female latrines and showers.

Unvaccinated cadets now live in a mixed-rank coed tent.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits any entity or employer from mandating an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) product, which includes all COVID vaccines being administered in the U.S. The law applies to the military unless it is granted a presidential waiver.

In the case of COVID mRNA vaccines, the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Inspector General newsletter has publicly upheld this longstanding FDA policy — which means West Point is violating federal law by enacting a de facto mandate.

West Point leadership has a duty to uphold federal law. Furthermore, the Nuremberg Code enumerated in detail that medical interventions cannot be coerced and that doctors must offer treatment alternatives, with established safety and efficacy, to any experimental drug.

Military vaccine exemption policy accepts proof of natural immunity from prior infection in lieu of vaccination. Overall, only 139 of 4,000 cadets in the corps have not been vaccinated, according to documents obtained by Military Freedom Keepers. And herd immunity has been achieved at 97%, far exceeding the recommended >60% naturally acquired immunity in populations to protect the elderly and infants.

West Point’s departure from science-based health policy raises questions about ethics. Will healthy unvaccinated cadets live in tents in the winter? Will officers and enlisted personnel also be removed from housing to live in tents — or does this discriminatory segregation policy apply only to cadets?

According to the latest policy, unvaccinated cadets must also wear masks, which could undermine cohesion in the ranks. It would be illegal to require service members with other infectious diseases to add an additional item to their uniforms that would single them out on the basis of a medical issue.

One officer at West Point, who did not want to be named, described how he was aggressively counseled on his supervisor’s intent to be merciless about reprimanding any mask-wearing violations.

The unvaccinated officer also must keep his office door closed, despite everyone else in his department being vaccinated. And he was required to physically enter the vaccination site on post and sign a DOD refusal form.

The officer told us a list of names of all the unvaccinated at West Point — cadets and staff — was leaked to the public.

A more rational policy approach to achieving herd immunity should include antibody testing or T-cell testing. The military immunization exemption guidance includes administrative, religious and medical exemptions. Permanent exemptions clearly indicate a serologic antibody test is evidence of existing immunity for vaccine exemption, and in this situation, blood tests should be offered to every cadet along with vaccine contraindication screening:

“Permanent Exemptions may be granted indefinitely based on one of the following: HIV infection, prolonged or permanent immune suppression; Determination by a medical provider that further vaccination will seriously endanger patient’s health; Medical, Reactive exemption: Previously severe reaction after specific vaccine (e.g., anaphylaxis); Medical, Immune exemption: Evidence of existing immunity (e.g., by serologic antibody test, documentation of previous infection or natural infection presumed).”

Despite this official guidance, a cadet who did not want to be named told us Col. Laura Dawson, a West Point medical officer, has scolded unvaccinated cadets and referred to them as “grandma killers” and “science deniers” — instead of providing them with informed consent and accepting their right to refuse an experimental drug.

Another officer at West Point, who also did not want to be named, provided two reports accusing Dawson of conduct unbecoming an officer, both involving Class of 2021 cadets who waited until after May graduation to initiate Inspector General (IG) complaints.

In one pending complaint against Dawson, a male cadet with a painful hernia alleged Dawson refused him medical treatment because he was unvaccinated, leading him to comply and receive the vaccine. The alleged threat to withhold medical treatment occurred despite the fact that other cadets who tested positive for COVID received surgeries.

An unvaccinated female cadet, who had a severe case of COVID resulting in her personal long-term physician recommending against the vaccine due to a possible heart contraindication, alleged Dawson threatened to recommend she not be allowed to graduate because she was “medically weak.” The cadet, who was three days from graduation, refused the vaccine after seeking additional counsel on her rights.

The Inspector General needs to investigate these allegations by recent graduates, including complaints filed by parents of active cadets who are reluctant to file complaints for fear of retaliation.

Parents (who asked not to be named) of a cadet in the segregation tent said it “goes against the honor of cadets” for West Point leadership to allow Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) privacy violations, to mark unvaccinated people with a mask, “to separate and single out,” to promote a climate of intimidation and humiliation, and to affirm the experimental drug is voluntary and push the only choice is to accept it.

Some parents said they are concerned about Dawson’s agenda after reports she allegedly told unvaccinated cadets she “can’t wait to jam it into their arms.” These are adults who are qualified to make their own medical decisions, and who are now medical refugees held hostage to the ideology of a West Point medical officer.

West Point leadership needs to immediately conduct a risk assessment on this segregation policy for cadets, including the impact on morale and mental health.

COVID mRNA drugs have serious adverse risks, as documented in the government-run  Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, which are being omitted from informed consent discussions between providers and patients. Military medical personnel also are administering the vaccines without assessing individual contraindications.

Medicine is not one-size-fits-all. The medical community has no data on long-term effects of the COVID mRNA drugs in humans. Have either West Point or the U.S. Army prepared a contingency plan for a potentially fatal antibody-dependent enhancement epidemic caused by a vaccine designed for a virus with a 99.9% survival rate among young, healthy, fit people?

Military families are reporting rampant coercive measures being used to encourage vaccine uptake for a voluntary EUA vaccine. In this current climate, vaccine refusal can adversely affect deployment status, leave and promotions.

The U.S. military reports 25-53% vaccine uptake across all branches. West Point is using these low rates as an excuse to take coercive measures in order to reach a 97% vaccination rate in cadets.

Members of the public can demand an investigation, oversight and accountability by sending their concerns to the West Point Inspector General, and to their U.S. Representatives and Senators.

Here are the people to contact at West Point:

West Point’s public affairs office was contacted for comment on this article, but did not respond.







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YouTube Gets Vindictive with Sarah

Sarah discusses her own experience with YouTube's vindictiveness. She has discovered that whenever YouTube gives its video producers strikes, it's often not connected with the videos that were removed. There is unmistakably a vindictive undertone in YouTube's behavior and in its reckless enforcement of its increasingly irrational policies. The employees are surprisingly childish and emotionally unstable. Most importantly, it's quite apparent that decency won't be allowed to remain on the platform, for their mentally ill staff are ever fostering the enabling of one another's degeneracies. It really is like Sodom and Gomorrah in Silicon Valley.

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Medical professionals break silence on covid “vaccines” and the widespread harm they’re causing



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(Natural News) Many state governments have told citizens they can’t “go back to normal” until they are injected twice with engineered spike protein software (aka “covid vaccines.”) The terms “antivax” and “vaccine hesitancy” were developed to degrade and divide people, while forfeiting the informed consent principle. People need more information, not coercion. People need an honest interpretation of these vaccine studies and their diagnostic criteria, not more fraud. The world needs more transparency on this experimental protocol and more respect for human dignity and the right of self-decision. People DO NOT need more terror, bribery, theft, isolation, discrimination, virtue signaling, censorship, propaganda, suppression of natural immune system solutions, abuse, social ostracizing, false advertising, deceit, fraud, segregation and threats. Most importantly, no one should feel that they have to physically abuse themselves to please another human being or have basic rights.

Medscape has compiled a list of inquiries from doctors and other medical professionals who are speaking out on what they are seeing.

Medical professionals are reporting serious health issues following the covid shots

Dr. Brian Lenzkes said most of his patients have not had severe side effects, but he has seen neurological changes in some of his patients. In one case, an elderly male suffered from severe ataxia just two weeks after the Pfizer shot. Just three hours after taking the shot, a 28-year-old came down with acute seizures that devolved into severe tachycardia. Dr. Lenzkes also lost a former patient, who was “extremely healthy with normal labs,” but passed away just eight days after the second shot.

Dr. Cassandra Balomiri, a previously healthy 29-year-old resident doctor, has been experiencing side effects for 15 weeks, post-vaccination. She says these adverse events are being ignored en masse. “For the first time in my life I got the feeling that people are just ignored!” she said. It doesn’t matter how many adverse events that she and her colleagues report, “nothing comes out officially.” The information is buried, and patients are left feeling alone, stuck with the problems.

Dr. Candice Black reports “lower leg muscle twitching” post-vaccination, a sudden issue that gives her anxiety. She says, “it doesn’t seem to be going away” and is only getting worse.

Dr. Alex Vasquez pointed out that fraud was used to determine the vaccine’s efficacy. “At first the FDA gave emergency authorization based on antibody response which they mislabeled as “efficacy” and now they say that antibodies are meaningless and should not be measured,” he said.

Dr. Peter Angelin said the FDA’s emergency use authorization (EUA) bypasses serious safety concerns, inflicting “short and long-term side effects on different populations.”

Dr. Ivan Iriarte is concerned that the “safe and effective” mantra is being used deceptively and in a violently coercive manner, subjecting countless young, healthy people to serious problems like myocarditis and blood clots. He warns, “This vaccine, if offered at all, should be given only to adults at high risk of COVID, only voluntarily, and only with full disclosure of information.”

Jack Holder, a physical therapist from the UK is disgusted that healthcare practitioners can’t express their concerns without being “branded as an anti-vaxxer or conspiracy theorist.” He has witnessed a surge in patients (recently vaccinated) with “foot pains, inflammation, burning and tingling sensations in feet and legs as well as sciatic pains.” These pains did not exist before, he said, but the patients often do not link the “newly developed pains” to the vaccine, so countless side effects go unreported.

Dr. Signee Hoffman works in a musculoskeletal clinic. He reports on several patients who come in with severe inflammation and musculoskeletal issues after taking the shots. One patient was a 76-year-old woman who was rushed to the ER 72 hours post-injection. The shot caused atrial fibrillation, but she was ultimately coerced to get a second dose regardless of her hospitalization. Another patient is a 66-year-old nurse who began vomiting with dry heaves and cold sweats, post-vaccination. Her medical doctor said the vaccine reaction was normal! A third patient of his suffered from neuropathy on the left side of her face. She suddenly came down with TMJ pains, severe migraines and was eventually diagnosed with a blood clot in her left popliteal vein.

Sonya T, an RN and hospital administrator, experienced neurological symptoms that lasted twelve hours after the first dose. After the second dose, the neurological symptoms worsened and lasted several months. These symptoms included involuntary movement of the hand and thumb of the vaccinated arm. She also dealt with “muscle twitching” throughout her face and suffered from unexplained headaches and fatigue for four months. She says she would never let her children take the vaccines.

Medical systems are obediently and dutifully carrying out a holocaust

Why would anyone want their body to produce these spike proteins, which enhance the binding of SARS-CoV-2 to human tissues, while producing the vascular and neurological sequelae of the infection? The Salk Institute for Biological Studies released a study showing how the spike protein passes the blood-brain barrier and causes vascular endothelial damage. Over 5,000 deaths have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, and a majority of these reports have come from ICUs, emergency rooms, personal care physicians and pharmacies. Seizures, encephalitis, micro-vascular infarcts, brain bleeds, disseminated intravascular coagulopathies and sudden multi-system organ failure are just a few of the leading health issues that are being observed post-vaccination by medical professional around the world.

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RED ALERT: Biden regime makes boldest move in history of America to ban, register firearms using federal bureaucracy

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(Natural News) When Democratic presidential contenders like Beto O’Rourke say they are going after our guns, they mean it. When Democratic presidential contenders say they are pro-Second Amendment and pro-Constitution, they are lying.

Both of these facts have been proven anew thanks to a heinous new rule introduced this week by the Biden regime.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives believes it has the authority to confiscate, ban and register an entire class of firearms — tens of millions of them, in fact — without ever consulting Congress.

The rule seeks to ‘regulate’ the use of (ban) so-called “Stabilizing Braces” — attachments to sporting pistols like those chambered for the AR-15 round to make them easier (and safer) to fire by essentially turning them into rifles.

So why that suddenly makes a difference to these gun-grabbing sons 0f you-know-whats is beyond us, given that actual AK and AR-style rifles will (for now) not be affected.

According to a fact sheet about the rule from SB Tactical, the rule, called, “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces,'” is the second attempt by the agency to regulate the devices, the first rule having been withdrawn in December 2020 ahead of Biden’s expected ascendency into the Oval Office, which happened only because Democrats stole Donald Trump’s reelection victory.

“The [Notice of Proposed Rule Making] proposes amending the definition of the term ‘rifle,’ as contained in 27 CFR §§ 478.11 and 479.11, to ‘clarify that the term “rifle” includes any weapon with a rifled barrel and equipped with an attached ‘stabilizing brace’ that has objective design features and characteristics that indicate that the firearm is designed to be fired from the shoulder, as indicated on ATF Worksheet 4999,” the fact sheet begins.

“ATF explains that the purpose of the amendments would be to target attachments to pistols that the agency contends are designed to evade restrictions imposed by the Gun Control Act and the National Firearms Act,” which limits the size of shotguns and rifles, the fact sheet continues.

“While ATF acknowledges that some stabilizing braces are intended to assist those with disabilities or limited strength to fire pistols, ATF argues that the intent of many such braces is effectively to convert pistols into unregulated short-barreled rifles (SBRs),” says the fact sheet — a contention that makes no sense given that a) any firearm is ‘regulated’ in that every buyer must be cleared to purchase one; and b) making a short-barreled rifle into a rifle makes it (anyone?) a rifle.

So what’s the issue? Well, the issue is the Biden regime sees stabilizing braces as a way to get the camel’s nose under the tent of broader regulation and eventually registration and banning of all “assault weapon” types of rifles, and against the people’s will. Always remember, Democrats will never be ‘finished’ taking away guns until they can take away all of them, the Second Amendment be damned.

“ATF proposes applying a point system…to determine whether a particular stabilizing brace would convert an otherwise unregulated pistol into an SBR,” the summary continued. But regardless, “ATF says it reserves the right to classify a firearm as an SBR, even if it satisfies the point system on the Worksheet 4999.”

So, this is a ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ scenario the ATF is establishing for these SBRs, of which there are an estimated 20-40 million in circulation that have been legally purchased.

“This proposed rule would be the largest Executive Branch firearms ban/registration scheme in American history— forcing the registration or destruction of millions of privately-owned firearms, and the loss of thousands of good-paying jobs from hundreds of companies,” SB Tactical’s fact sheet continues. “Through the creation of an arbitrary points system (ATF Worksheet 4999), the proposed rule would ensure that 99% of the firearms already in circulation are suddenly unlawfully possessed.”

This is a naked gun grab by the regime. If you want to sound off on this unconstitutional BS — and you should — click here and let the ATF know you disapprove if this.

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NICS: Leak Shows People Being Added to Prohibited Firearms Purchase List Without Due Process



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WASHINGTON, D.C. –-( you be added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) “Prohibited” list without being convicted of a crime? According to leaked documents received by AmmoLand News, the answer appears to be “yes.”

The document in question is called “Guidance for Requesting a Submission of the NICS Indices Unlawful User/Addicted of a Controlled Substance Files.” It lets law enforcement officials add suspects to the prohibited list even if the subject hasn’t been convicted of a drug charge. Most gun owners are not aware that they can lose their gun rights without a court convicting them of a drug crime. This expanded power brings up a concern that the ability to add a suspect to the NICS Indices violates a person’s right to due process.

The NICS Indices is a list of people prohibited by the FBI from purchasing a gun.

When a Federal Firearms License holder (FFL) runs a NICS background check on a gun buyer, the system runs the purchaser’s name against the NICS Indices. If the system comes back with a positive hit, the FBI’s system will deny the sale of the firearm. No other information is supplied to the FFL about the denial.

The form lets law enforcement add someone to the NICS Indices if the subject fails a drug test. The reporting officer doesn’t have to file charges against the person who fails the drug test. Many positive drug tests are false. In almost all cases, the person is not notified that the law enforcement agency has added them to the NICS Indices.

The form also allows Law Enforcement to add a suspect to the NICS Indices if they claim they have found the person in possession of drugs regardless of state law. That means that a police officer finds someone in possession of a drug legal in a state, the officer can fill out the form and have the person added to the NICS Indices. More and more states have legalized marijuana, but the drug remains illegal on the federal level. An officer could find a person with marijuana and let them go because they are prohibited by state law from arresting them. The officer still could report them to the FBI and have their firearms rights revoked.

The most disturbing part of the form is that law enforcement can add someone to the list by claiming the person admitted to using drugs. The person doesn’t have to be arrested or fail a drug test. The officer can just claim the person said they had used drugs within the last year. A person who admits to trying marijuana eleven months ago will lose their gun rights by a cop adding them to the NICS Indices.

The biggest issue is that law enforcement could mark someone as an unlawful user of drugs without their knowledge. Lying on a 4473 form is a felony. The person who tried marijuana once 11 months ago might consider themselves drug-free, but the FBI would say they are a drug user since they have tried a drug within the last year. If a law enforcement officer reports them to the FBI, the same officer could arrest the person and charge them with a felony that could land them in prison.

The form also lets law enforcement add a person to the NICS Indies for mental health reasons. These reasons could be that law enforcement has committed someone involuntarily to a mental health facility or a court system adjudicating as mentally defective.

AmmoLand News obtained the form from an inside source that has chosen to remain anonymous.

About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at


Critical Race Theory Is a “Heresy,” Incompatible With Christianity



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Call it “regression to type.” Since tribalism-born prejudice has ever plagued man, it’s no surprise that, with the emphasis on Christian brotherhood waning in the West, race hatred is back in style. It has returned with a vengeance, too, and with pseudo-intellectual approval in the form of “Critical Race Theory” (CRT). It’s a “pernicious” idea that “could easily lead to and justify all manner of oppression and violence,” writes one commentator — and that is in fact a “heresy” that should be condemned by the church.

CRT, which now permeates virtually every aspect of society, acts as an “indictment of the United States as a systemically-racist society, but it is also something worse,” writes Robert Spencer at PJ Media: “an all-encompassing worldview, a guiding life philosophy that purports to explain the world in a staggeringly simple manner.”

To wit: This material fold is plagued by “evil people who are insidiously committing evil deeds, and they are the white people,” Spencer informs. In fact, CRT, which is now in schools far and wide, could be called Hating Whitey 101.

Yet CRT isn’t just misguided; it is in fact “a heresy, and one that directly contradicts a core Christian doctrine,” Spencer states. This doctrine is the truth “that no one is perfect or behaves perfectly all the time, but ‘all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God’ (Romans 3:23),’” he explains. 

I’ll add that Galatians 3:28 tells us, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” And Jesus himself said, “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

Note that the Galatians line does not imply that there aren’t differences among groups, that everyone is the same in a worldly sense. But both lines speak of the brotherhood of man: We are all children of God.

Expanding on his Bible citation, Spencer quotes famed Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn as saying, “If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

“When Solzhenitsyn said this, it was taken for granted as axiomatic all over the West, among Christians and non-Christians alike,” Spencer continues. But now it is being forgotten or rejected with jaw-dropping rapidity.… Now what remains is to separate the white people from other people and destroy them. Then the non-white world can enter into the messianic age of redemption, with evil eradicated from the planet.”

“This is the kind of thinking that has led to genocide in the past,” he concludes.

Is this hyperbole? Well, consider that reflecting CRT thought (and perhaps cashing in on it opportunistically), New York City-based psychoanalyst Dr. Donald Moss penned a recent paper in which he called “whiteness” a “malignant, parasitic like condition” that lacks a “permanent cure.” Of course, he’s just one nut, right?

Except that his paper was published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Note, too, that as the Federalist pointed out in February when leftists say “‘whiteness, they mean ‘white people.’” Then consider that Stage IV of organization Genocide Watch’s “Ten Stages of Genocide” is “Dehumanization,” which is where “One group denies the humanity of the other group.” Stage VI is where “Extremists drive the groups apart” and “Hate groups broadcast polarizing propaganda.” Sound familiar?

Now we need something else that should be familiar: church opposition. As to this, Spencer summarizes some history. “Back in 1937, in the encyclical letter Mit Brennender Sorge, which was pointedly written in German instead of the customary Latin, Pope Pius XI denounced ‘certain leaders’ pushing a ‘so-called myth of race and blood,’” he writes. “Just after World War II in Europe ended, on June 2, 1945, Pope Pius XII said that National Socialism was ‘arrogant apostasy from Jesus Christ, the denial of His doctrine and of His work of redemption, the cult of violence, the idolatry of race and blood, the overthrow of human liberty and dignity.’”

Moreover, U.S. Consul General A.W. Klieforth related that in a 1937 conversation with Pius XII (then Cardinal Pacelli), the prelate “opposed, unalterably, every compromise with National Socialism.” The cleric had also reportedly said “that it was better to lose young Catholics than to submit to Nazism.”

The truth is that if young Christians are in thrall to an anti-Christian doctrine, you’ve already “lost” them. The only way some of these straying sheep can be found is by telling the Truth, which in our case is that CRT is, as Spencer puts it, “evil and dangerous.”

Apropos to this, Pope Pius XI said plainly in 1931, “No one can be at the same time a sincere Catholic and a true Socialist.” It would be nice to hear Christian leaders today say the same about belief in toxic Critical Race Theory.

Polish Pastor Found Guilty of Exercising Free Speech; Sentenced to Community Service, Slapped with Steep Fines

Polish Pastor Found Guilty of Exercising Free Speech; Sentenced to Community Service, Slapped with Steep Fines



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On June 10, the government of Poland, a democratic republic, joined the increasingly despotic regimes of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and, oh, Communist China, where the persecution of dissenting voices, particularly Christian pastors, is increasingly on the rise.

In an extraordinary move, the Polish state ruled against evangelical pastor Paweł Chojecki, punishing him for exercising his freedom of speech and for publicly criticizing in his sermons and via his online platform “the remnants of communism” in Polish President Andrzej Duda’s current leadership. Chojecki is also accused of attacking Catholic dogma with which he disagrees as a Protestant.

The 58-year-old founder of New Covenant Church and creator and editor-in-chief of Against the Tide TV was convicted in a District Court in Lublin, Poland, on Thursday of “insulting the religious feelings of Catholics, and insulting President Duda.” Judge Andrzej Klimkowski delivered the guilty verdict, concluding Chojecki’s months-long criminal trial that began this past March.

State Prosecutor Katarzyna Urban accused the pastor of insulting President Duda with the terms “ram,” “traitor,” “coward,” and “sleeping agent,” and demanded Chojecki serve up to five years in prison for such “assaults” on the state. Judge Klimkowski ruled in favor of a lesser but still restrictive sentence of eight months of community service and fines of more than 20,000 Polish złoty, the equivalent of roughly $6,000.

During his TV program on Thursday, Chojecki announced plans to appeal the judgment, which he claims is “not legally valid.”

“The greatest harm that this judgment does is that it has already gone out to the public,” exclaimed Chojecki. “I have been humiliated and stigmatized in front of the whole of Poland. The biggest victim of this verdict is the Polish nation, not me. It is our freedom that has been harmed!”

Dangerous Criminal?

Chojecki has long claimed that the current Polish state bears no resemblance to the once-great Western power of yore, when, in his own words, “religious disputes were separated from patriotism and a common concern for the state’s good.”

“It is the Poland of that period [the 16th century] that is known for its ingesting of religious freedom and tolerance,” he told The New American in May. “Poland was the power of Western civilization in the 16th century, which we know as the Golden Age. It was then that the discoveries of the Reformation about the role of the Bible published in national languages and salvation as a personal decision of faith in Christ reached our freedom-loving nation.”

It is extraordinary that in a free Poland, a pastor would be dragged to the courts over exercising his right to free speech. Yet Chojecki is no stranger to investigation by the Polish authorities; he’s been surveilled for years. A one-time member of the free-market, conservative Real Politics Union — in 2008, Poland’s most libertarian community — which he reportedly left after it adopted pro-Russian rhetoric in the once-communist nation, Chojecki at present exercises his freedoms by tackling controversial social issues via his sermons and online conservative Christian platform. Through this work, he has amassed hundreds of thousands of devoted followers.

On December 31, 2020, an indictment by the District Court in Lublin was issued against the pastor for “insulting the President of the Republic of Poland and inciting hatred on the basis of sectarianism.”

“I have been a Christian since the times of communism,” said Chojecki. “I converted [to Christianity] in 1986…. I was afraid [then] that I would be prosecuted by the Ministry of Public Security or the courts. Thank God this did not happen…. That the Polish State will punish me [now] for my beliefs and words…. I have not experienced something like this in my life. I don’t think any pastor in Poland has been convicted of criticizing the dogmas of another church.”

Allegations against Chojecki involving offending the religious sensibilities of Catholics by ridiculing Catholic dogma specifically involve his criticism of Catholic teachings on transubstantiation — “the change of the whole substance of bread into the substance of the Body of Christ and of the whole substance of wine into the substance of the Blood of Christ” — which he considers a form of idolatry. He also has allegedly suggested that the Catholic belief in the apparition of Our Lady of Fátima is a denial of what Christians know the Word of God says.

He further made this controversial statement: “You eat the little Jesus, and He will stay in you for up to 15 minutes. If someone digests faster, for example, if the priest has drunk wine, the digestion is faster, and Jesus lives in a priest for 5 minutes. As for a poor man who only drinks water, his gastric juices dilute it a little, and Jesus stays for 15 minutes.”

“Honestly speaking,” said Chojecki, “I do not know which object of religious worship is offended here and which words are an insult in this description. It is a humorous paraphrase of a fragment of an article from the Catholic portal ‘So we can say that after consuming Holy Communion, this physical presence of Jesus lasts from 10 to 15 minutes in our bodies because this is how long the process of digesting takes more or less.’”

What’s Next?

Even if the judgment is overturned by the court of appeal, the punishment has already made a strong impact on the pastor’s reputation and sent a severe message of what will happen to others who dare share his viewpoints.

“The judge sent a clear signal to those who criticize the Catholic Church and the power of Law and Justice to be very careful about the words, because they will share my fate…. This punishment is intended to make me think about how my dogmas are presented. As I understand it, the point is that I have to think about my Christian beliefs. I wonder how the Poles will react. Is it really the court’s job to shape the dogmas of the faith of Poles?”

At the core of Chojeck’s trial is the issue of freedom of speech. Krzysztof Kilian, professor of ontology and theory of cognition at the University of Zielona Góra, offered these remarks in response to the judge’s ruling:

From what I know about it, in any literature on the subject, “religious feelings” have not been defined. If they have not been defined, it is difficult to talk about what has been offended, or what has not been offended…. There is exactly one definition in our Supreme Court that defines religious feelings as a mental state. The question arises, how can one offend someone else’s mental state?

A second query might be, why is the court taking the time to address the potential personal and religious feelings of Catholics throughout Poland?

Though Chojecki says he was prepared for such a verdict, he admits he has accepted it with great sadness. Quoting Philippians 1:29, “For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him but also to suffer for His sake,” Chojecki urged his supporters to continue to stand in solidarity with other Christians and to pray for him.

“Thank you very much to all those who have been with me during this time,” said Chojecki to his supporters. “My family, the crew, you as well. After all, the action #SupportPastorChojecki involved a few hundred people, numerous messages. This has been a great experience. I know we’re entering dark times. This is the [government’s] message: keep your trap shut! But the question now is: Are Poles free people?”

Consider learning more about Chojecki’s legacy in the video below and spreading the word about who he is and why he is fighting for principles of freedom, liberty, and justice for all.

It is imperative that we make our voices heard to the Polish government. To easily contact the relevant Polish officials in favor of the dismissal of charges against Pastor Chojecki, visit The John Birch Society’s action alert here.