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Government Presses Charges Against Church for Pro-Life Signs!

In another sign that the American government is moving in the direction of the oppressive governments of Europe, city officials in Virginia began exerting legal pressure on a local church because they were putting up anti-abortion signs. In England churches and citizens can be fined/imprisoned for saying/writing things that the government deems offensive… like speaking out against abortion or homosexuality. Many observers believe it is only a matter of time before the USA begins imposing similar restrictions on speech and Christians/conservatives will likely be the first to suffer the consequences.

Philip Hodges at the Last Resistance Brings us the Story:


 

City officials threatened a Virginia church with misdemeanor charges for having pro-life signs on their own property. Who needs ISIS when you’ve got government bureaucrats?

Some people think the 1st Amendment is about protecting popular and politically correct speech. But such things don’t need protection. The 1st Amendment has to do with protecting controversial speech.

The issue of abortion is obviously controversial, but because murdering unborn babies is socially and culturally acceptable, voicing an opinion in favor of it doesn’t really need protection. What needs protection is voicing an opinion in opposition to it.

Government bureaucrats sent a letter to Valley Church of Christ in Virginia, notifying them that someone had complained about a couple of pro-life signs posted outside the church. Officials told them that they had 10 days to remove the signs or face criminal charges. The attorney representing the church said that the charges could result in thousands of dollars in fines and up to a year in prison.

 

Continue Reading at Last Resistance…

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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