Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
I am an evangelical pastor and an editor-in-chief of a Polish online Against the Tide TV.
A group of haters and the Polish prosecutor’s office have accused me of allegedly offending the religious feelings of Catholics in my sermons in my Protestant church. How? By criticizing the Catholic Mass and calling the Catholic Mary of Lourdes a ghost. They also added political allegations to the religious ones. I am also accused of allegedly insulting the Polish president and calling for a war with communist North Korea. The charges are absurd, but, imagine this, I’m facing up to 5 years in prison.
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The criminal trial is ongoing. Another hearing will be held on May 28. I’m afraid it may be the last one, and that I will be sentenced.
Most of you don’t know me, and you don’t know how to react to this information. I understand that.
I am asking for two things. First, pass on this information – to inform the public around the world – especially Christians – that one might go to prison in Poland for criticizing Catholicism in sermons and that the Polish Catholic authorities are trying to censor and limit a Polish pastor’s freedom to preach.
I am also asking you for prayer. Please, pray for strength for me and my Church. Also, pray for wisdom for the judge and a just judgment.
As a pastor and editor-in-chief of television, I defend everyone’s freedom of speech, including those with whom I disagree. As a church and television, we speak up for, among others, the followers of Falun Gong and Uighurs persecuted by communist China.
Should you wish to know more about my case, please click on the link in the description of this video. I will also be happy to answer your questions about the details of the case. You can contact me via [email protected]
And when you get to know my case, I will be grateful if you post a photo with the hashtag #SupportPastorChojecki.
Thank you with all my heart.
God bless you!
Pastor Paweł Chojecki, New Covenant Church in Lublin, Poland