Street preacher arrested in Scotland after denouncing homosexuality
January 14, 2014
Tony Miano, an American street preacher, has been arrested in Dundee, Scotland, on charges of “alleged breach of peace with ‘homophobic’ aggravation,” the British organization Christian Concern reported.
“Tony wasn’t focusing just on homosexual practice – it was about all sin,” said a Baptist pastor who witnessed the incident. “After Tony was put in the police van I asked why he was being arrested and was told it was for a breach of the peace and for using homophobic language.”
Miano will appear in court in April.
“The incident adds to the number of arrests of Christian street evangelists for preaching from the Bible,” said Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre. “It is indicative of the suppression of the freedom to speak and live out the words of Jesus Christ in public and present the teachings of the Bible.”
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Posted by: bruno.cicconi7491 -
Jan. 14, 2014 9:20 PM ET USA
That's a man who doesn't seem to be afraid to carry a cross. Forgive the acid comment but I'm glad our separated brethren give testimony, for we seem reluctant to do so.
Posted by: Defender -
Jan. 14, 2014 1:47 PM ET USA
The thought police are here, too. It's just a matter of time before we are sent to laogais, like the Chinese, who dare say or think differently than they are supposed to.
Posted by: jg23753479 -
Jan. 14, 2014 7:47 AM ET USA
The last stop for the train of muddleheaded liberal thinking that has crisscrossed Europe since 1789. Once the defenders of free speech, liberals are now regularly mouthing Hitler talk. But there is a constant in their world view, a point on which the wheels of their intellectual choo-choo NEVER seem to leave the track: they always come quickly to the defense of sin, especially sexual sin.