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You know you live in scary times when the simple act of prayer lands you in trouble.
Although this happened in Britain, America, which shares much of the same Western ideology, likely isn’t far behind.
Pat Gray plays the clip of a woman being confronted by law enforcement for “silently praying” outside an abortion center in Britain.
The officer, reading from some kind of handbook, asked a range of questions, such as, “Are you here as part of an organized protest,” “Are you part of a pro-life organization or pro-choice organization,” and “Are you protesting?”
The woman responded “no” to all of the questions.
“Can your action be carried out elsewhere?” the officer pressed.
“I can pray elsewhere, but I want to pray here today,” the woman responded.
“Are you aware that there is a Public Space Protection Order in place here?” the officer inquired, to which the woman responded that she was aware of the order but did not believe she needed to move because she was only praying silently and not protesting.
The officer then informed her that she would be issued “a fixed penalty notice ... for failing to comply with the Public Space Protection Order and the Antisocial Behavior Crime and Policing Act of 2014.”
“Just to make it clear, I’m not protesting,” the woman said again, but the officer’s only response was “OK” before she issued the fine anyway.
“She wasn’t hitting people with a hammer as they walked by. She wasn’t blocking an entrance. She wasn’t doing anything but praying on the sidewalk,” sighs Pat Gray in disbelief, “and you can’t do that in Great Britain?”
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