Cops penetrate churches and turn them into snitch operations for the national security state
May 8, 2014
The Hanover County, Virginia, Sheriff has rolled out a surveillance and snitch program based inside local churches.
The mission of the program, according to a post on the Hanover County web page, is to “reduce crime and the fear of crime in houses of worship and areas frequented by the faith community as well as provide for emergency preparedness partnership initiatives. We provide education and partnership opportunities to our faith community in an effort to recognize crime risks, train them to accurately report crimes, and be better prepared in the event of an emergency.”
As we have previously noted, emergency preparedness has operated as a cover for federal penetration of state and local law enforcement since the presidency of Ronald Reagan under Executive Order 12656, but really took off after the 9/11 terror attacks.
Laws passed since the 9/11 attacks, including the Patriot Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007, and the Military Commissions Act, are designed to complement and enhance continuity of government operations more tightly focused on responding to internal dissent and threats to the status quo than maintaining government cohesion after a nuclear attack.
As the Department of Defense has stressed, crime and terrorism are now inseparable.
Penetrating churches and other religious institutions and turning them into snitch operations for the national security state – under the control of local law enforcement, now merged with the Department of Homeland Security – demonstrates the seriousness of the ongoing effort to convert America into an Orwellian nightmare and a Stasi panopticon.
According to Pastor and former presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin, the national security state has exploited the IRS’ 501CS non-profit tax status to undermine churches in the United States.
Moreover, many Christian churches readily cite Romans chapter 13 “that teaches Christians are obligated to submit to government regardless of whether government acts within the confines and jurisdiction of God’s law or not,” Baldwin writes. “In reality, the American church today, on the whole, is not even a church. It is a government corporation whose loyalty is offered first to Caesar, not to Christ, and whose message is first politically correct before it is Biblically correct.”