Can they turn your mind into a prison cell?
A woman who was busted for silent prayer in December wants her case to go to trial so she can be rid of the charges once and for all.
Isabel Vaughan-Spruce was arrested near an abortion center in Birmingham, England, and charged with “protesting and engaging in an act that is intimidating to service users” (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/feb/3/isabel-vaughan-spruce-arrested-standing-silently-n/). The center wasn’t open at the time, there was no one there to “intimidate,” but never mind–why, it’s an official Censorship Zone!
So Herod’s Men swung into action. Ms. Spruce was hauled off to the cop shop when she admitted she “might have prayed in my head.”
What if she had said “I was trying to remember the combination to my gym locker”? Or the cast of Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid?
Anyway, Herod’s Men “discontinued” the charges against her; but for fear they might be reinstated if the chief constable woke up with a hangover, she wants her day in court to settle the matter one way or another.
Make no mistake about it: We are talking about “the authorities” deciding what you may or may not think.
God be thanked–our Declaration of Independence was a spectacularly good idea!
Will the UK make it to 2100? I don’t like their chances.