The pastor who was seen on Easter weekend demanding that police officers leave his church after they barged into his worship service- is speaking out.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski of Street Church called the officers Nazi’s, which is a reference to the para-military forces used in Nazi-era Germany, and ordered the officers not to come back with out a warrant.
Pawlowski said the officers were not there to uphold social distancing guidelines, but wanted to intimidate Christian worshipers during the Passover. He said they’ve come to his church before – 100 of them on Christmas – but never entered into the church.
Pawloski said that he’s been fighting tyranny for decades and he’s seen these types of restrictions used before in his home country of Poland, asserting that “communism is coming.”
Pawloski said that he see’s it “happening right now in the western democracy” and history shows him that “those people who have recently gained power, will never give it up.”
Pawloski said the only way to stop the western world from being “taken over” is for people to stand up and “use their voices to stop those in power from encroaching on their basic human rights.”
He also said the whole incident was shocking, and he was shaken up about it but he’s been getting an outpouring of support from around the world for what he did.