UK Street Preacher Jailed Over False ‚ÄėHate Speech‚Äô Charge Following Lesbian Complaint
BASILDON, England ‚ÄĒ A Christian street preacher was arrested and jailed last week in England after he was accused by a lesbian bystander of engaging in hate speech against homosexuals.
The incident occurred on Thursday while evangelist Rob Hughes was preaching on the streets of Basildon, Essex.
As he spoke, Hughes was approached by police, who advised that they had received a complaint that Hughes had engaged in hate speech by preaching against homosexuality. Police advised that such speech was a violation of the Public Order Act, Section 5, which bans ‚Äúthreatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior, or disorderly behavior‚ÄĚ or the display of ‚Äúany writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting‚ÄĚ within earshot of sight of a person ‚Äúlikely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.‚ÄĚ
As Hughes was interviewed by police on street, his friend, Andrew Noble, was also interrogated by officers.
‚ÄúDid you say that homosexuality is sinful?‚ÄĚ Noble remembers the police inquiring.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think we said that today, but it is something that we would say,‚ÄĚ he replied...
Fascists HATE true speech. ISLAM kills is true: but banned ..
Many of these posts are using their 20th century definition of "good" music to defend their tastes and put others down.
We need to discern God's definition of "good" music. In my study, I have not found a required form but a required content. Verses like "new song" and "decently and in order" seem far to generic. How do you know what you are doing (Psalms, Hymns, Choruses) fall into this category?