Saturday, December 24, 2022

INSANE: british cops arrest woman for praying silently

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Subject: INSANE: British cops arrest woman for praying silently

INSANE: British cops arrest woman for praying silently
At this point, Britain isn't turning into clown land. It is turning into a dictatorship where free speech and freedom of religion is completely gone.
What you are about to read should shock anyone who values freedom to their core.
A Christian woman who is a charity worker was standing on a public sidewalk doing absolutely nothing illegal when the police showed up wanting to know why she was standing there.
She told them that she was standing there because there was an abortion clinic nearby. She was not protesting or holding any sign. She was not engaging with anyone. She was completely silent. She was merely standing on a public sidewalk close to an abortion clinic.
They then asked if she was praying. She responded that she "might be praying in her head". In other words, if she was praying, she was doing so completely silently so nobody could hear it. She was disturbing absolutely nobody.
That was enough – The big brave police man then decided to protect the public from this woman and her silent prayer and ARREST her for "anti-social behavior".
Thinking the wrong things on the streets of Britain now gets you arrested for being anti-social.
Standing on a public sidewalk while praying silently in your own mind is now "anti-social behavior" according to British police.
Just watch the video. It is absolutely insane.
Look at that. They got three police out to arrest a lone woman who was doing nothing wrong. So brave.
It's not like they have anything better to do, like solving real crime, right? Turns out that the number of recorded crime is now at an new record high, meanwhile the number of solved cases are at a new record low. And it's really bad, with a big increase in violent crime and rapes.
Surely the police should focus on solving real crime like this instead of arresting ladies praying silently? Nope, priorities is important in a dictatorship you know!
Turns out that in Birmingham, authorities have enforced a censorship zone so they can arrest people who are "engaging in any act of approval or disapproval or attempted act of approval or disapproval" in relation to abortion, including through "verbal or written means, prayer or counseling…"
Which apparently means praying silently as well. Here is the statement on the ADF website from Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, the woman who was arrested.
"It's abhorrently wrong that I was searched, arrested, interrogated by police and charged simply for praying in the privacy of my own mind. Censorship zones purport to ban harassment, which is already illegal. Nobody should ever be subject to harassment. But what I did was the furthest thing from harmful – I was exercising my freedom of thought, my freedom of religion, inside the privacy of my own mind. Nobody should be criminalized for thinking and for praying, in a public space in the UK"
Photo of Isabel Vaughan-Spruce / Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)

So let me get this straight.

This woman wasn't arrested for harassing anyone. She wasn't arrested for protesting. She was arrested for the private thoughts inside her own mind.
Think about that for a moment. This is literal thought crime. She was arrested for her thoughts (praying). If she had been thinking about something else, she wouldn't have been arrested. She was literally arrested for THINKING the wrong things (praying).

We are reaching levels of 1984 not previously thought possible.

She is now being charged on four counts for thinking the wrong thoughts and praying silently in her own mind.
If you don't recognize that this is a chilling attack on free speech, democracy and everything that is decent, then I don't know what to tell you.
What's even worse is that politician in Britain are planning on introducing these censorship zones around all abortion facilities in England and Wales.
In a supreme court hearing in Scotland in July, the government testified that silent prayer could cause "psychological damage".
Even though mainstream media has largely refused to report on this shocking story, word has still gotten out and over £8000 has been raised for her legal defense.
This isn't the first time things like this has happened in Britain. Preachers have been arrested on the streets for the crime of proclaiming the gospel, see this video I made a few years back.
Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with hundreds of millions living under oppression, especially in Communist countries like North Korea and the Middle East.
Now we are beginning to see this happening in the West as well. Freedom of religion and freedom of speech is being taken away from us.
So please share this article everywhere you can to raise awareness!
Resist tyranny.


Anonymous said...

The first thought I had in my mind was how did they know she was praying if she was silent might seem silly to ask the question but not really so it seems they did go off to the woman and ask her if she was praying and she said I might be that doesn't really say that she was praying only that she might be how could they really say that she was praying even if she said I might be the whole the whole idea is preposterous and absurd

Anonymous said...

Praying silently--misdemeanor.
Praying out loud--felony(death penalty optional).


Anonymous said...

About 1000 English people need to go to that same exact spot where the woman was arrested and just stand there for a period of time doing nothing call the cops and tell them come on over and arrest everybody how would they know that they are praying they might not be praying they just might be standing there since when is the crime to stand somewhere again the woman was asked if she's praying and she said I might be but she didn't actually say I am cops just have a way of being able to read your mind by your demeanor I guess I wish I had such an ability

Anonymous said...

If she was a muzzy praying in public the cops are have totally ignored her and stayed away to prevent any sort of provocation but of course she is not a muzzy you have to take it from there and decide everything for yourself which I think you can very easily do