If you ever had any doubts that The Gospel Coalition is an evil organization, their treatment of James Coates is confirmation. James Coates is the Canadian pastor of GraceLife Church who has been forced underground because of the Canadian government. Canada under its socialist prime minister has exercised ample tyranny in the form of lockdowns. James Coates and Artur Pawlowski have become heroes of the faith for defying tyranny in the name of Christ. Big Eva has turned a deaf ear to them. The Canadian Gospel Coalition and its writer Paul Carter wrote this:
With a few potential exceptions, the majority of the protocols we’ve had to deal with here in North America appear to have been enacted in the interests of public health. Has there been incompetence? Surely. Have there been missteps? Certainly. Has there been overreach? Probably. But has there been hostility and ill-treatment because of our religious beliefs?
I’m not sure how any reasonable person could argue that.
The simple fact is that COVID19 spreads best in indoor environments, particularly those in which people are exerting themselves either through exercise or loud singing for extended periods of time. This virus almost appears to have been designed to shut down gyms and churches. Had the government only shut down churches, and left gyms open to the public, one might have a decent argument, but in fact, the opposite has been closer to the truth. Churches, by and large, have enjoyed far greater freedoms than health clubs and workout facilities over the last 14 months.
Instead of providing leadership, Big Eva simped for the government, in many cases to secure PPP loans. The Bible is clear on the commands to assemble. As James Coates said in court, “We determined that complying with AHS meant non-compliance with God.”
The Gospel Coalition is not stupid. They hate you. They hate God and His church. A “simp” is a gamer term that means a man that puts a woman on a pedestal and gets very little in return. It’s a sad form of idolatry. And Paul Carter is a simp for the Canadian government. He is evidently the pastor of a church.