UK: police threaten preacher with arrest for saying homosexuality is a sin (even though he didn’t mention it)

This, with video, from the Cranmer politics blog:

From The Christian Institute, it transpires that police officers told an open-air preacher in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, that it is a criminal offence to identify homosexuality as a sin. They said this to Andy Robertson, even though he had not mentioned anything to do with homosexuality in his preaching.

Also here and here

Only in oppressive societies do the police threaten Christian preachers with arrest for preaching. 


9 thoughts on “UK: police threaten preacher with arrest for saying homosexuality is a sin (even though he didn’t mention it)

  1. It is so sad.

    Liberals and libertines, in their encounter with Christians, are not driven by zeal to ensure equality and freedom for the homosexuals, for the Christian teaching promotes tolerance and non-discrimination to all, including homosexuals and prostitutes. Their main purpose is to force Christians, through legal intimidation, to abandon their traditional, and holy, beliefs that homosexuality is a sin. They want us to regard what is wrong as right. But no real Christian will be ready to do that.

  2. All of this is being enacted by Peter Mandelson, the gay at the heart of the UK government. For 10 years the current government has passed law after law in favour of this minority. Indeed another one to stifle free speech is going through now.

    I read somewhere of an episode where the pressure group Stonewall took their manifesto to Tony Blair, who went through it and ticked them off saying “Yes, we’ll do that. Yes we’ll do that. Yes we’ll do that.” Stonewall now behave almost as if they were part of the state, with authority to waive the laws if they see fit.

    The purpose of the current law is to allow gay activists, in their attack on the church, to drag before the courts anyone who says anything they don’t like. That’s been made clear by an amendment to protect free speech, which the government — i.e. Mandy — is hell-bent on removing. It doesn’t matter whether the courts agree; the process of being prosecuted, the long drawn out entanglement, is itself the punishment, as Ezra Levant has highlighted in Canada.

    Still, the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.

  3. I think the Church of England is taking a weak position on this, since she herself has been infiltrated by libertines. If she were to stand up for her Lord’s teachings, like the Catholic Church did, things may change. England lacks moral and ethical leadership, and this is one of her major problems – and her Church is to be blamed.

  4. True. But when you learn that the bishops are appointed by the state, and appointed for their conformity, not their Christianity, much is explained.

  5. I know. I always thought the last great Churchmen in England were the two Thomases. I am sure there are a few after them, but they are not of the same calibre.

  6. Hmm. One wants to reply , “Thanks for showing me how important and powerful my Christian viewpoint is. If I were so insignificant, you’d let me say things and then just wave me off and walk away.”

    There’s always a message behind the message, isn’t there?

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