A church in Alberta, Canada, has been shut down and fenced off by the Alberta government for running afoul of coronavirus rules.
CTV News reported that the police and security staff were around as chain-link metal fencing was installed around the church building and its parking lot Wednesday.
The church, located west of Edmonton, dismissed public health warnings for months, and its pastor, James Coates, spent a month behind bars.
Coates was charged in February for violating coronavirus public health orders. He was then jailed for refusing to comply with a bail order that stated he could only hold services that followed public health orders.
In early March, Coates’s attorneys argued that it would go against Coates’s religious