The next frontier in violating religious freedom: outlawing not just prayer but silent prayer. Already, in the UK, three people have been criminally charged for praying silently in front of abortion clinics.
So reports David Roach in Christianity Today. A growing number of local jurisdictions in Great Britain have passed “Public Space Protection Orders” (PSPO) to create “safe spaces” around abortion clinics. These are defined as an area encompassing several city blocks. Says Roach, “The ordinance prohibits protesting ‘whether by yourself or with others,’ and it defines protesting to include prayer.”