Man expressing "the word of god" returns to City Hall after being evicted

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city-hall A Calgary man is returning to City Hall with "the word of god" after being arrested and banned from the city facility a month ago. Jim Blake says he and is colleagues planned to sing hymns and read from the bible on December 20th inside the atrium. "When we went there," Blake tells 660News, "we found ourselves face-to-face with Calgary's corporate security and with police officers who informed us that we didn't have any right to be there." "We weren't doing anything more than the occupiers did in the new City Hall," Blake continues. "When the officers arrested us, all they could say to us is that we were trespassing." That action, claims Blake, was a violation of his democratic freedoms. "In a sense that politicians and corporate security and police officers would ignore what the Supreme Court again and again has indicated are fundamental to our society," he adds. "So we're going back there to underline that." Blake, who was under a 30-day no trespass notice, planned to return to City Hall during the noon hour Tuesday for an encore performance in exercising freedom of religion, expression and peaceful assembly.


Jim Blake

All glory goes to the living God, maker of the heavens and the earth, for He alone is worthy of all glory and honor and praise. I consider the sufferings of this age not worthy to be compared to what is to come for those who place their faith in the King of kings and persevere in faith, day by day, until the end.

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

Psalm 103:11-18

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