Caroline Farrow is a mother of five and married to a Catholic priest. As a Christian, her views on family and gender could be described as socially conservative. Her belief that men are born men and can’t change to be women and vice versa are traditional views that have been the norm since the world began. But now such views, according to the police, are hateful.
On Monday evening as she was making the family dinner there was a knock on the door. It was the police. They told her she was being arrested for online content and, when she asked them if they had a warrant, the male officer pushed his way into the house saying they did not need any warrant. They provided no evidence of her supposed crime but told her that all electronic device she had access to would be seized as evidence.
The police even demanded access to her husband’s parish office which is the vicars office in the church next door. His reply was no because “I don’t trust the police”. They simply radioed their superior who immediately gave them permission to break in. So the police forced their way into the church property to take all electronic devices they could lay their hands on. These included the children’s ipads which they used for their homework.
She was then taken to the police station, stripped off all her jewellery including her cross around her neck, and questioned about her supposed crime. She was held for hours and shown online material that the police accused her of sending. She denies it all. In fact, when these posts were made, she was playing the organ in church. Playing a church organ while tweeting is multitasking beyond most of us. She was eventually released under investigation.
In 2019 Caroline was subjected to a 5 month police investigation accused of calling a transgender woman a ‘he’ on Twitter. This sounds like harassment from Trans Rights Activists. Caroline has previously received public support from J K Rowling.
She spoke to Mark Steyn on GB News last night and said: ‘I have been arrested for what was a twitter spat about gender issues.’ How has it come to this point with mothers of vicars being arrested by the police for disagreeing to accept the new narrative that men can suddenly be women and women suddenly men.
She has vowed to fight these charges and sue the police. As the campaign director for a Christian campaign organisation, CitizenGO, she is well aware of the attacks against those who stand up for traditional Conservative Christian values..The strange thing is that I spoke to her for an hour on my Hearts of Oak news Review programme on Saturday and we discussed the ways that the Trans lobby try and shut down all critical debate and discussion. Little did she expect to be arrested 48 hours later.
Surrey Police issued the following statement:
On Monday, 3 October officers attended an address in the Guildford area as part of an investigation into allegations of malicious communications (sending of indecent, grossly offensive messages, threats, or information) and harassment.
A 48-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of both offences.
A number of electronic devices were seized as potential evidence from this address under section 19 of PACE. Where an offence is alleged to have been committed on an electronic device, for example, it may hold a key piece of evidence and may routinely be seized during an investigation.
The woman was taken to Guildford Police Station where she was interviewed. She has now been released under investigation and inquiries remain ongoing.
Temporary Detective Chief Inspector David Bentley said: “There is significant commentary on social media around the perceived circumstances behind this investigation. We do not have the freedom of detailing every stage of our inquiries or the specifics of an allegation on social media as it is critical we do not pre-empt or prejudice any future proceedings at any stage.
“When we receive an allegation of a crime, in this instance one where a grossly offensive message is said to have been communicated, it is our job to assess it alongside any available evidence to identify if an offence has been committed. If it has, we gather further evidence and carry out an investigation to prove or disprove the allegation. That is exactly the process that is being followed in this case.
“The investigation into these allegations is very much ongoing and the relevant inquiries are being carried out. We have a duty to protect the integrity of an investigation, so we will not be providing a running commentary on this case.”