So far this year, London has averaged more than three killings a week, surpassing New York City’s murder rate. The New York Times reports that just in the past couple of weeks, two London teenagers were killed on the same day when one was shot in the face and another caught in drive-by crossfire, despite strict British gun control laws that have disarmed law-abiding citizens. On one recent Thursday, five teenagers, including a boy of 13, were stabbed within 90 minutes of each other (which prompted far-left Major Sadiq Kahn to demonstrate Einstein’s definition of insanity by calling for strict, no-tolerance knife control laws, just like the gun control laws.) Meanwhile, another man was beaten to death in a brawl outside a betting shop, which will no doubt inspire Khan to call for strict knuckle control laws and ban people from making a fist.
So with all that on their plates, what did the Ealing Council of West London think required action? They voted unanimously to ban praying outside abortion clinics. They don’t call it that, of course; they call it a “buffer zone” barring protests outside abortion clinics. They say it doesn’t ban prayer in general, only any prayer that “amounts to an act of approval/disapproval of issues relating to abortion services.” So you can pray; just don’t mention abortion or God help you.
Remember when what you prayed about used to be between you and God? Now, it’s between you, God and the Ealing Council.
Pro-choice groups celebrated the ruling, vowing that it’s “only the beginning.” Judging from the way the UK government has been going lately, I don’t doubt that. What’s next, telling people that they’re not allowed to pray to save the unborn in their own homes? How about banning people from praying that God protect them from all the well-armed criminals with His terrible swift sword, since self-defense with a sword surely is prohibited under the new knife ban?
Or here’s a better idea: how about if London’s mayor and other city officials all get together and pray to God for some common sense? I’m sure many Londoners who care about life – both the lives of the unborn and their own lives – would be more than willing to join in that prayer, even if it does amount to asking for a miracle.
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