“They’re pretty angry with us, recording us, telling us we’re shameful because we were asking them to mask up,” said a woman named Rebecca who wanted to keep her last name anonymous. “We don’t want them in this neighbourhood. It’s a diverse community. It’s a loving community for our neighbours — we care about them — and since (Street Church) got here they haven’t done a single thing to show anything that is Christ-like.” Like Robinson, she said members of the church have been “harassing and threatening” residents for weeks.
For his part, Pawlowski told Postmedia that residents were “wicked, evil, hateful people” who were being “aggressive” toward the church.
Resident Chaz Smith agrees that the church is not acting “Christ-like” and said that residents would like the members to take their rallies out of the neighborhood. He said, “When Jesus says love your neighbour as yourself, this isn’t love.”