Nathaniel Pawlowski, the son of Calgary Pastor Artur Pawlowski, has been following in his father’s footsteps by resisting government overreach and defending free speech. Pastor Artur Pawlowski gained attention for refusing to shut down his church during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Nathaniel has been supporting his father by speaking on his behalf around the world.
Recently, Calgary’s mayor, Jyoti Gondek, implemented a bylaw that banned protests against drag queen story time events. Nathaniel, along with many others, refused to comply with this unconstitutional bylaw. He headed out to protest an event on a public sidewalk near the library where the event was taking place.
As a result, Nathaniel was charged under the new bylaw. However, after investing significant resources in his defense, the charges were suddenly dropped without explanation. This is troubling, considering that others who were less involved in the protest are still facing charges. It also raises suspicions that the bylaw was specifically designed to silence critical voices rather than maintain peace or limit protests.
Nathaniel also highlighted the case of Pastor Derek Reimer, who is facing charges related to his protests of drag queen story time events. The court proceedings for this case are still ongoing. Nathaniel pointed out the double standards that have resulted in conservative events being canceled across Alberta while drag shows for children are protected by special bylaws and receive heavy police enforcement.
Among the many charges faced by Pastor Artur Pawlowski, only one has stuck. The Democracy Fund has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support a legal appeal of this decision. People can learn more and contribute to the appeal at SaveArtur.com.
The resistance against government overreach and the defense of free speech have become central issues for Nathaniel Pawlowski. He continues to fight for these principles and support his father’s effort to challenge unjust regulations. The cases of both Nathaniel and Pastor Artur Pawlowski highlight the importance of protecting civil liberties and ensuring that all individuals have the right to express their views without fear of suppression.