Christian preacher threatened with arrest for saying homosexuality is a sin (even though he said nothing of the sort)
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.
He was recording his preaching because the local council had been making allegations about the content of his message. The conversation with police officers was caught on tape. It is revealing.
The offence, of course, is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet now it seems that preachers can be silenced merely on the strength of a false accusation.
His Grace preaches that salvation is found in Jesus of Nazareth and none other.
His Grace is accused of homophobia/racism/sexism/sundry transgressions of various rafts of equality legislation.
His Grace is threatened with arrest and silenced by the authorities.
And thus the wheel has come full circle.