Public Notice 6060614
By Order of the Office of the Attorney General
Of United States of America
July 4, 2222
All churches, regardless of creed, sect or name, are hereby closed. Any person or persons caught on the premises will be arrested for trespass. All meetings will desist; do not attempt to meet at any other location.
Authorization is given by Constitutional Amendment 329; all forms of religions are prohibited. All citizens will conform to the State Religion. All other forms of religion are deemed unpatriotic and prohibited in all states and territories of the United States of America.
Any and all citizens who are deemed as protesting or breaking this law will be arrested and prosecuted to the full measure of the law.
Crowds gathered in front of the yellow tape reading the large public notice at every entrance of every church. Some were visibly crying, others shook their heads in disbelief too numb to speak. Many others gathered in small groups angrily protesting, while others put their heads in close and spoke in whispers as a member jotted notes.
People say they didn’t see any sign of the government going to this extreme. I ask, where were they when all mention of, or any quotation of the Bible, was expunged from all public buildings; when crosses were forcibly removed from all property; and all public schools stopped prayer anywhere on the premises, and the pledge of allegiance was banned? How could they plead ignorance when last January all Bibles were gathered from any public or private places and burned all across the nation? Many of my fellow believers have fought against it with all that is in them; but, the odds were so overwhelming against us we were defeated and branded as traitors. Many were arrested, and we can’t find out where they’ve been detained or their fate.
I wonder will we meet in secret as the believers in countries like East Germany, Russia and China have when the governments banned the Bible and church meetings. Who is brave enough to defy our power-hungry government? I recalled when we were ordered to surrender our Bibles that I read of a group in one country that had a page or two of the scriptures and would read from those when they met. When I told my church family we divided the Bible to commit to memory. Some of us tore Bibles into sections, thinking these would be easier to hide than one large Bible.
I wrote this to encourage everyone to read and consider all sides of arguments in the political sector to try to decide if today our own freedoms are being whittled away, little by little, especially over the last 20-30 years. Are we well apprised of history to make informed decisions? Are we too lazy to bother ourselves with what could occur to our generation and many generations to come who could suffer because of our inattention? Are we so set in our own thinking that we can’t make a paradigm shift?