Monday, May 03, 2010

More British shut-uppery

Things in England are heating up in this election season.

Dale McAlpine was charged with causing "harassment, alarm or distress" after a homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a number of "sins" referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships.

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.

Police officers are alleging that he made the remark in a voice loud enough to be overheard by others and have charged him with using abusive or insulting language, contrary to the Public Order Act.

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.

"I felt deeply shocked and humiliated that I had been arrested in my own town and treated like a common criminal in front of people I know," he said.

"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."

I don't like bible thumpers.  I've never made any secret of that.  But while this guy is getting arrested and chucked in jail for the day, Muslim Imams are cheerfully spewing -exactly- the same talk about homosexuals completely harassment free.  That would be the "moderate" Imams, the radical ones are calling for homosexuals to be lynched.  Also without interference.

Understanding that this is not about Muslim Imams either.  Its almost as if the Labour government is trying to cause a civil war.  If they were trying to do that, there's not much they would change.

The Phantom

http://phantomsoapbox.blogspot.com/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/7668448/Christian-preacher-arrested-for-saying-homosexuality-is-a-sin.html

2 comments:

Alexander said...

Hey Phantom,

I haven't left any comments in quite a while, but just wanted to say thanks for continuing to give me great reads (your feed's on my igoogle homepage) and keep up the good fight!


-Alex

The Phantom said...

Thanks dude. Always nice to know somebody appreciates the writing.