In a shocking series of events, a teenager in Alberta, Canada, named Joshua Alexander found himself handcuffed and placed into a paddy wagon. His crime? Distributing Bibles to students on a public sidewalk in Calgary. However, the young man’s resolve was not shaken by the experience, and he continued to stand steadfast in his faith.
“I was handcuffed and put in a paddy wagon for offering students Bibles on a public sidewalk in Calgary,” Joshua wrote on his Twitter account, sharing a video that documents the entire event. He also mentioned that he was threatened with arrest and charges if he returned to the same spot. Yet this only served to intensify his conviction.
Today I was handcuffed and put in a paddy wagon for offering students bibles on a public sidewalk in Calgary.
I was released and told if I returned I would be arrested and charged.
I continued handing out bibles.
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. pic.twitter.com/5y7US5DV6m
— Josh Alexander (@officialJosh_A) May 17, 2023
Joshua stood up against this perceived injustice, expressing, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ,” and continued to distribute Bibles regardless of the adversity he faced. In a time when many are hesitant to voice their beliefs, this young man refused to be silenced or dissuaded from sharing the word of God.
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, voiced his disappointment and disapproval of the law enforcement officers’ handling of the incident. He criticized their double standards, stating, “If you burn a church in this country, the police won’t devote any resources to catching you. If you hand out Bibles on the sidewalk, however — or hold a rally to defend fundamental rights in a time of hysteria — you will be arrested and fined immediately.”
If you burn a church in this country, the police won’t devote any resources to catching you.
If you hand out bibles on the sidewalk however — or hold a rally to defend fundamental rights in a time of hysteria — you will be arrested and fined immediately. We’re a sick society. https://t.co/Z0MbLomXkN
— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) May 17, 2023
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time Joshua faced opposition due to his viewpoints. Previously, he was arrested for opposing his school’s transgender bathroom policy. Joshua shared his concerns about the discomfort his female peers felt using their own washrooms, as they were shared with transgender students. His vocal opposition to the policy was met with suspension and ultimately, an arrest.
“I spoke out against the whole gender dysphoria crisis being pushed in the schools, and it was affecting some of my female peers. They were afraid to use their own washrooms,” Joshua disclosed. The incident resulted in his suspension and eventual banning from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario.
But it seems that Joshua remains undeterred, using his experiences as a platform to shed light on what he perceives as an ‘indoctrination system’ prevailing in his school. “The indoctrination level is so high right now. I wouldn’t even call it an education system anymore. It’s an indoctrination system,” he expressed.
Despite the challenges he faces, Joshua Alexander remains steadfast in his faith. He is on a mission, grounded in his faith, upholding the Word, and tirelessly laboring to disseminate the Gospel. As we anticipate the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Joshua’s story serves as a beacon to Christians everywhere – a call to steadfastness, courage, and uncompromising faith.
“I will not yield to the pressure of the woke mob or corrupt state. We will continue to spread the truth in love.”