Hello, My name is Robert Speers and I hope you will take a few minutes to read about what happened to me in the first week of WAR. I was in Philadelphia to play music with my band planet 22. We knew that the best thing we could do to stop the violence was to play our music and focus our attention. On Thursday I broke away from the pack to go visit my Mother and Grandparents. On the way to catch the train I stopped at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. St. Joe's is the first Catholic church in the country. In 1733 when we were in a similar world situation and it was illegal to have a church unsanctioned by the Government. William Penn allowed the Catholic's to build their church in Philadelphia because of his deep believes about spiritual freedom. I had been a Carriage driver/tour guide for many years in Philadelphia but I had never gone into the church (my horse wasn't allowed in). To tell you the truth I hadn't been in any church for a long time and I wasn't concentrating on my prayers while I was there, but with my ELECTED government beginning a war I thought anything might help. I sat in the back of the empty church for a few minutes. When you enter a church you brain is very stimulated by the high ceiling, beautiful stained glass and other decorations, but your instincts know this is something more serious then eating because of the smell of incense. The incense rises carrying your prayers to the heavens. I wasn't interested in the bloody symbol of capital punishment hanging in the front. My eyes were hypnotized by the sun light coming through a window above the material display. I prayed in my own way for the commandment "thou shall not kill" to be followed, and I left the Church feeling a great sense of spiritual wellbeing and increased conviction that our world was not being run be pious people. When I got out to my Nana's house I asked her if she knew that church and it turns out they had been there many times when they were younger. That night we played our music and in the climax where we usually say, "This is the part where we shoot our band mate out of a cannon" , instead we said, "and then we'll have world peace". The folks in the audience generated a lot of energy and I played as hard as i can. Even if 99.9% of magic is an illusion I hope some of the billionaires felt the eye of the righteous looking in on them. The next night we were getting ready to go to our State Capitol Harrisburg for a concert. Our drummer was having dinner with his woman so I went to get lost for awhile until it was time to hit the road. I walked up South St. and came up to Christ Church on 5th and Pine. After such an uplifting experience the day before I decided to see if the pastor was there at the church. this is the same church where our Founding Fathers would pray to end the oppressive reign of a government that didn't allow it's people to worship or speak freely. I came up to the door and opened it and alarms started blaring out. I told some kids in the park enjoying a peace pipe to hit the road and i would remain to apologize to the pastor. I waited about 15 minutes and then moved on. I went back to St. Joe's church but the gates were locked. I went across the street to the methodist church, but it had been converted to social services. I smiled, it was probably much closer to God. As I was walking back to get my ride I saw 2 police cars outside the original church. I walked up to the door and knocked. I went inside and there was a man and 2 officers. I apologized and explained that The door was unlocked I opened it to say a prayer when the alarms went off. I told them I waited about 15 minutes and then walked on, but I was stopping to check out the scene on the way back. I asked the church representative if he was the pastor and he said sternly, "No I'm not." The officer asked if he could see my ID and being a civil libertarian i replied "Not if you don't need too". He said it was the scene of a break in and he had to check out and see who I was. I know we are living in tough times so I gave him my ID. he said lets go outside. We were talking beside his patrol car and he opened the back door and motioned for me to get in. I Ignored this and kept talking and he said, "Get in the car." I am well aware of my rights and I said calmly, "That is really against my beliefs and I really feel uncomfortable getting into the car." He said just get in the car and became impatient. I repeated my statement and added "You are welcome to pat me down for weapons but I'd rather wait out of the car" he said he'll search me when they arrest me if I don't get in the car. I repeated my statement and the officer became more agitated, coming closer into my personal space and standing up straighter. He asked me to get in the car and I repeated, "I really don't feel comfortable with that, it is really against my beliefs". He became more agitated(I studied Psychology at PSU, and worked for 6 years in a group home for individuals with disabilities so i can recognize the signs of building anger). This continued and the 5th time the officer was standing against me pushing into my side with his body and he said into my ear, "I'll put you in cuffs right now and the paddy wagon will pick you up right here if you don't get in the car." At this point I was a disgrace to my fellow Americans because i got into the cop car. I knew as you do that it was not unheard of for the police to put a little coke in your pocket on the way to city jail. The officer opened the back window of the car and I told him I really appreciated that. I explained that I had run for Mayor of State college PA in 2001, and was a strong believer in the constitutional rights I learned about growing up. I waited in the car for them to learn i was a fine citizen(about 25 minute), and then I was released. I will never be taken again. I expressed my support for the officers as individuals (the man from the church I didn't talk to, I think he has a very long road ahead of him to heaven), and I walked away. I understand the police are in a very bad situation right now and I can empathize, but please look at the basic point of this story... I opened a church door to Pray for Peace and alarms went off, then the police came and took me into custody. Please don't take this lightly, we've seen this kind of thing before and I fear we will again. don't let your children and grandchildren grow up in a world where they are scared to go into the house of God. Remember in the good book it say's, "A house divided by itself cannot stand... you can't enter a strong man's house unless first you bind them." Well it seems I was bound in god's house so watch out. the prophecy has come to pass. Please open the churches and be there to talk because we are at war now and even if our votes don't count our prayers do....
Post by George W Bush on Jun 16, 2003 20:29:20 GMT -5
Perhaps this story is blindsiding the truth of the matter:
This so called church is not open to the public on an as is basis. You are required to present yourself to the office for permission if you are not an acting member of the congregation. This so called church is on the national historical registry and there for is government property.
In times of terrorism and national security breaches suspects need to be detained and questioned, especially if a break in has occured.
Feel sorry for what this person has gone through, feel concerned that your country is a police state but do not feel that the police where in the wrong, they were simply doing thier jobs; protecting us from people like joemoma.
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