Thursday, December 22, 2022

UK Officially Joins The Dark Side

 Every time when I think that things are bad in my own country (and they are), I only have to look across the channel to realise how lucky I am still:

A pro-life volunteer has been arrested and charged after silently praying outside an abortion facility in Birmingham, U.K. 

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, the director of March for Life UK, was arrested on Dec. 6 and charged on Dec. 15 with four counts of breaking a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

A PSPO is intended to stop antisocial behavior. Police were responding to a complaint from a member of the public who believed that Vaughan-Spruce was praying silently. 

As part of her bail conditions, restrictions have been placed on her participating in public prayer.

Sharia law at this point would probably be an improvement, they would force you to pay Jizya but I have never heard that they investigate thought crimes.

Vaughan-Spruce was carrying no placards or signs. After her arrest, she was shown pictures of herself quietly standing in the vicinity of the abortion clinic in Kings Norton, Birmingham. 

It reminds me a story I heard once of a lady who said she felt attacked by another (Christian) lady for her choices even though the latter didn't so much as say a word. "By the way she looked at me", claimed the lady, "I knew she disagreed!"

She had been spotted near the clinic three times, and when asked about these occasions, she explained that she might have been praying, but she may also have been thinking about other things. Her thoughts, she explained, were all peaceful and not worthy of being criminalized.

Her actual defence was to deny she had been praying (!) and to state that her thoughts were peaceful. Because in England you can now be prosecuted for wrong thoughts, apparently! 

There is this discussion about death penalty going on in right-wing circles. Theoretically, I'm all for it. Practically, I'm glad it's been abolished in Europe. Because guess who would get it? 

Britain, not even once!

P.S. From another article on the same site:

The Council of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole in southern England has drawn red lines around an abortion provider and designated the area a “safe zone.” Anyone caught crossing themselves, reciting Scripture, or sprinkling holy water behind these red lines can be fined £100 (about $113) or risk a court conviction.

Demons really hate it, I guess...


  1. What if the praying person was a muslima? I don't think they like murdering babies, either. I bet nothing would have happened...

    Anyway I believe this is another example to demonstrate, why women should net get political or public, not even to defend righteous causes. And God hears our prayers anywhere, going out and about praying is just display for other people, and I recall Jesus having something to say about that...

  2. Muslims also stand up for each other, what can't be said about others...

    Whatever one thinks about the role of women, arresting someone standing in the street for wrong thoughts is an epitome of evil, but coming out of UK, I'm not really surprised.

    I mean I think they will soon begin a wholesale persecution of Christians. They and Ireland where they jailed a Christian teacher for wrong pronouns.

    Could the lady be virtue-signalling? I don't know. Everything is possible. It's also possible that she has sincere, deep, heart-felt convictions. Freedom of conscience is officially gone in Britain, I guess.

  3. Things are slowly deteriorating in the USA. The recent of update of the 'Defense of Marriage Act' will allow parties to attack churches that do not want to perform same sex weddings. I'm an agnostic, but do value freedom of association.

  4. I heard about it! And didn't (some) Republicans vote for it? Amazing...