Video: Police Attempt To Silence Street Preacher
June 8, 2009
Video: Police attempt to silence street preacher Watch the video (4.01 mins)
Police officers told an open-air preacher in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, it is a criminal offence to identify homosexuality as a “sin”.
They said this to Andy Robertson, an evangelist with the Open Air Mission, even though he had never mentioned homosexuality in his preaching.
He was recording his preaching because the local council had been making allegations about the content of his message. His conversation with police officers was caught on tape.
Mr Robertson’s case, and others like it, shows that we need to keep a free speech protection in the ‘homophobic hatred’ law.
The protection makes it clear that criticising homosexual conduct shouldn’t be, in itself, a crime. But the Government wants to remove it.
The matter will be voted on in Parliament soon. Please pray about this important issue and share the video with your friends.