On November 16 a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team broke down the door of Sherronna Bishop’s house while she was homeschooling her children. At 9:30 a.m. they heard banging on their door. Bishop saw figures at her door, and she thought, “They’re here.”
She barely had time to get her children to their rooms before the SWAT team was assaulting her — unlocked — front door with a battering ram. Bishop remembered, “They didn’t give me any time to get to the door. They didn’t give me a couple of minutes to pull things together…. My husband began to say, ‘Hey, calm down. We’re here. It’s fine.’ And they’re yelling, and they’re shouting.”
She said, “They proceeded to grab my cell phone and pull my arm down to put me in cuffs.” They handcuffed her husband as well, but she said, “He knew that they could not do that, and so they undid his handcuffs.”
They then took her outside, where her neighbors could watch, though that wasn’t her primary concern at the moment. “My children were still inside,” she said. The SWAT team went back into the home. Bishop reflected, “Your children are inside with someone you don’t know. You have no idea what’s going to happen…. They wouldn’t tell me why they were there…. I stood out there for about 30 minutes while they went through my home…. Some unnecessary things went on.” Her 18-year-old daughter was coming up the stairs without knowledge of the break-in. Bishop said:
A 6’7” tall, huge FBI agent pulled her on her hoodie down the stairs, pulled her by her hoodie back up the stairs. It just was unnecessary. She’s a good kid. It’s challenging to be telling this story, because I support law enforcement 100%… but the abuse of power, the abuse of authority and coming in with brute force was completely unnecessary…. If this can happen to me, it can happen to you.
Bishop, who mentioned in an interview with Steve Bannon, that she has no criminal record and has never been violent, is known for the website www.AmericasMom.net, which she started in 2018, and she’s a board member of Moms Empower Moms.
Election integrity is at issue
The FBI SWAT team left paperwork alleging that she was involved in “intentional damage to a protected computer, wire fraud and conspiracy to cause damage to a protected computer.” Bishop said, “We’ve had an ongoing situation of election issues and election integrity in Colorado, and one of the people I’ve supported vocally was a woman named Clerk Tina Peters.” Peters is Mesa County Clerk and Recorder.
Bishop said Peters is “the first elected official in America that has evidence of the wiping of the elections in Mesa County by Dominion.” Peters took a backup of election logs before and after a systems update was performed. She found that 29,000 election logs were deleted during the “update.”
We’ll report more on Peters and the FBI visit she received later this week–Bishop and Peters will tell their stories live on Thursday’s Pray with America’s Leaders.
Shutting down resistance
Bishop said, “I believe that the demonstration of force was a message more than about a crime I had committed.”
Bishop has been speaking against public school policies since their children moved from a charter school to a public school. She said, “I was shocked…. They were doing mental health evaluations without parental consent, they were already teaching a very seriously disturbing form of comprehensive sex education, obviously the things we don’t stand for: evolution, redefining history, and of course advancing a lot of the alternative lifestyles as normalcy.”
What really ignited the Bishops was when a mental health evaluation was done on their daughter without their consent. That was illegal in the state of Colorado at the time, and Bishop said, “Had I known then what I know now I would have sued the school district… to set the precedent that the parent is the final authority, not the school, not the teacher, not the superintendent. I am.”
Bishop was compelled to get involved: “Once they messed with my kids… there was no way I was going to be quiet…. I found that a lot of what was happening in the schools was tied to legislation. Bills that were being passed forcing certain curriculum to be applied to our school districts that weren’t helping our kids. They were indoctrinating… and hyper sexualizing our kids.” Bishop made it her mission to help parents understand what’s happening. She started live-streaming herself reading legislation online, and they would get 150,000 views. She said, “People are hungry to know what’s going on.”
Bishop’s been helping conservative Christians get elected to school boards, local city offices and Congress. She helped flip nine school boards to conservative majorities. She’s grateful to the Lord that she hasn’t had any fear.
Parents seen as domestic terrorists
On October 4 Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo forming a task force between the FBI and the Department of Justice to investigate parents who were complaining to school boards about what was being forced on their children. “That’s tyranny! That is communism,” Bishop said. “When you force an idea where people can no longer speak and have their opinion and have care over their own children that’s when violence happens.”
When confronted last month by Congress, Garland said, “I can’t imagine any circumstance in which the Patriot Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children, nor can I imagine a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorism.” And yet, Bishop said, “Our superintendent did in fact reach out to the FBI and reported our parents as scaring them.” Though the paperwork the FBI left was all related to election integrity, she observed:
[The FBI] had served three previous warrants that morning to other people, and nothing happened. They served it. It was fine. A deputy was there to assist, to make sure their constitutional rights were acknowledged. There was none of this stuff that happened at my home. I have been very, very vocal against these policies that are hurting our kids. I have also been very vocal about election integrity. The two things the Biden regime does not allow. And I believe that the demonstration of force was a message more than about a crime I had committed.
One more reason not to trust mainstream media
After enduring the break-in, she was disappointed to discover that a representative of Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said of the break-in at Bishop’s house, “We dispute how some have characterized the law enforcement action carried out earlier this week in Mesa and Garfield Counties. This judicially authorized search was executed in a professional and lawful manner.” Bishop said Weiser is “saying that we’re lying.” Mike Huckabee’s Newsletter pointed out other ways this story is being spun.
Bishop said, “They [the Biden administration] control the mainstream media. They control the narrative if we let them, but I’ve not been willing to do that. I believe they came here to shut me up, to knock this off. They don’t like what we did in Colorado. We are getting our state back.”
As of the filing of this article Bishop said the FBI has not followed up in any way. She said, “We are pursuing all legal avenues right now.”
When asked if she’d do an interview for IFA, she wrote:
Yes we would like to share this story with your audience. Because of the unprecedented nature of this incident and the transparency that we always seek to operate in, I think Christians everywhere, at least I hope, will be ignited to wake up! The battle for freedom and the protection of our natural God-given rights are at stake today.
You can see a full interview with Sherronna Bishop by clicking here.
Send a message to Merrick Garland and your representatives through IFA’s Action Center : I’m a parent, not a domestic terrorist.
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Rich Swingle has taught and performed in 39 nations on six continents, mostly with his own one-man plays. He’s also performed in more than forty film projects. He and his bride, Joyce Swingle, another contributing writer for IFA, now have 37 screen children. The two of them live in New York City. www.RichDrama.com. Photo credits: Sherronna Bishop, AmericasMom.net.