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UK Christian Pastor Arrested For Preaching the Bible that Marriage is between a man and woman - NO JOKE!

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Published on 30 Apr 2021 / In Non-profits and Activism

Are you awake yet? Freedom of religion and freedom of speech mean nothing if you can't speak. It's one thing to allow that 2 adults can do what they want in the privacy of their own home. It's another to expect everyone to believe you and change their religious beliefs to suit you and never say anything in public which could offend you or contradict your beliefs. This is a public outrage and grave danger to free speech. If they can do it to him, why not someone else and why not another topic? I can see arresting those inciting violent actions against another but anything else I think is freedom of speech...
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"April 29, 2021
A Christian pastor in the UK was arrested by police after a member of the public reported him for the “homophobic” comment of saying that marriage was between a man and a woman.

No joke.

The disgraceful incident occurred outside Uxbridge Station in west London. A video clip shows the 71-year-old pastor being confronted by police. An officer rips a Bible from the pastor’s hands. Other officers then join in forcefully handcuffing the preacher and leading him away. Two women can be heard shouting “this is a Christian country” as police lead the elderly preacher away.

The pastor, John Sherwood was later questioned in a police station and held overnight after being accused of making homophobic comments.

“I wasn’t making any homophobic comments, I was just defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. I was only saying what the Bible says – I wasn’t wanting to hurt anyone or cause offense,” said John Sherwood, who has been a pastor for 35 years.

“I was doing what my job description says, which is to preach the gospel in open air as well as in a church building,” he added.

Police said they had received complaints the man had been making ‘allegedly homophobic comments’ and arrested him under the vague Public Order Act, which can be used to arrest someone who is using “abusive or insulting words” that cause “harm” to someone else.

“When the police approached me, I explained that I was exercising my religious liberty and my conscience. I was forcibly pulled down from the steps and suffered some injury to my wrist and to my elbow. I do believe I
was treated shamefully. It should never have happened.”"

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