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Britain's 1984 Moment

Britain's 1984 Moment

Apparently, the U.K. has decided to shift its loyalties from courageously defying tyranny in the 20th century to embracing it in the 21st. Last week, a “conservative”-led British Parliament made George Orwell’s fictional accounts of “thought crime” a reality. After establishing censorship zones around abortion clinics in England and Wales, the MPs voted 299-116 to continue criminalizing even silent prayer in the vicinity of such clinics.

As a lawyer for the U.K.’s Alliance Defending Freedom put it, Today’s vote marks a watershed moment for fundamental rights and freedoms in our country. Parliament had an opportunity to reject the criminalisation of free thought, which is an absolute right, and embrace individual liberty for all. Instead, Parliament chose to endorse censorship and criminalise peaceful activities such as silent prayer and consensual conversation.

The law is no idle threat.

UK Pro-Life Activist Arrested Again for Silently Praying Outside Abortion Clinic

UK Pro-Life Activist Arrested Again for Silently Praying Outside Abortion Clinic

Pro-life activist and charity worker Isabel Vaughn-Spruce was arrested for a second time for the "offense" of praying silently outside of an abortion clinic.

UK Court Drops Charges against Pro-Life Activist, Priest for Silently Praying Outside Abortion Clinic

UK Court Drops Charges against Pro-Life Activist, Priest for Silently Praying Outside Abortion Clinic

A UK court has acquitted a pro-life activist and a Catholic priest of violating a Public Space Protection Order by silently praying outside of an abortion clinic.

U.K. Police Drop Charges Against Pro-Life Activist Arrested for Praying Silently Outside Abortion Clinic

U.K. Police Drop Charges Against Pro-Life Activist Arrested for Praying Silently Outside Abortion Clinic

United Kingdom authorities have dropped charges levied against a pro-life activist who was arrested last year for silently praying outside an abortion clinic.

Fear Strikes UK Community after Remnants of Suspected Occult Ritual Are Discovered near Local Church

Fear Strikes UK Community after Remnants of Suspected Occult Ritual Are Discovered near Local Church

A United Kingdom community is worried after finding remains of what looks to be a suspected occult ritual in a national park.

UK Regulator Bans Demi Lovato's Album Poster for Being Offensive to Christians

UK Regulator Bans Demi Lovato's Album Poster for Being Offensive to Christians

A United Kingdom-based regulator has banned an album poster of pop singer and actress Demi Lovato after it was deemed offensive to Christians.

Anglican Priest Urges CoE Leaders to Condemn Arrest of Pro-Life Activist for Silent Prayer

Anglican Priest Urges CoE Leaders to Condemn Arrest of Pro-Life Activist for Silent Prayer

An Anglican priest is urging Church of England leaders to denounce the recent arrest of Isabel Vaughn-Spruce, a British pro-life activist, for silently praying outside of an abortion clinic in Birmingham.

British Pro-Life Activist Arrested for Silently Praying Outside Abortion Clinic

British Pro-Life Activist Arrested for Silently Praying Outside Abortion Clinic

A British pro-life activist was recently arrested and charged for silently praying outside an abortion clinic in Birmingham earlier this month.

U.K. Charity Apologizes to Chaplain Scolded for Wearing a Cross

U.K. Charity Apologizes to Chaplain Scolded for Wearing a Cross

Marie Curie, a charity organization in the United Kingdom that provides care to people with terminal illnesses, recently apologized to a Christian chaplain who was told he would face "consequences" for refusing to remove a cross while volunteering for the charity.

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