October 24, 2014

Preacher Arrested in England for Saying Homosexuality is a Sin

London Telegraph

Frank Lockwood, religion editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “It’s ironic, isn’t it, that the nation that gave us the King James Bible is now criminalizing the very kind of speech contained within the Scriptures.”

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A Christian street preacher was arrested and locked in a cell for telling a passer-by that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God.

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The 42-year-old Baptist, who has preached Christianity in Wokington, Cumbria for years, said he did not mention homosexuality while delivering a sermon from the top of a stepladder, but admitted telling a passing shopper that he believed it went against the word of God.

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Mr McAlpine, who was taken to the police station in the back of a marked van and locked in a cell for seven hours on April 20, said the incident was among the worst experiences of his life.

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“My freedom was taken away on the hearsay of someone who disliked what I said, and I was charged under a law that doesn’t apply.”

Christian campaigners have expressed alarm that the Public Order Act, introduced in 1986 to tackle violent rioters and football hooligans, is being used to curb religious free speech.

Read the entire article on the London Telegraph website.

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    Harry Coin says:

    Isn’t this the same country that thinks having a second legal system for Islamic ‘sharia law’ is a good idea? What does Sharia Law have to say about this whole same gender sexual doing? Anyone carting Islamic UK residents off to jail? What is this madness?

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      George Michalopulos says:

      Harry, it’s madness. But it’s what we should expect. The Church will be persecuted and many of our leaders will go along with the political correctness.

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    Fr. Johannes Jacobse says:

    Solzhenitsyn said this madness ensues when men give up courage.

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      Harry Coin says:

      Courage? Here’s the ‘New Courage':

      …Robert Knowles, a transgender activist from Saugus, MA who wears women’s clothes in public and who goes by the name of “Ashley Amber Bottoms”, began bringing a group of men in women’s clothes (who call themselves the “Sisters Group”) to Capone’s Italian Restaurant. But their presence was causing so much disruption and discomfort to the restaurant’s patrons that when the group came on Jan. 29, staff met them at the door and refused to let them in. Knowles and his friends have hired a professional zoning / licensing consultant to use government force to threaten the restaurant…..A licensing board official told us that the first “negotiation” session between the restaurant and the transgender activists (and their consultant) will be held on Monday, May 3, and will not be open to the public.

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    Harry Coin says:

    Here’s a most amazing link to what’s going on in Massachusetts re: Courage in these social conflicts: http://massresistance.blogspot.com/

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