Another story that repeats and confirms that freedom of speech has been overruled by police and political correctness. And in cases of conflicting views, the police resolve issues by siding with those that shout loudest.
- Religious people feel that they have a god given right to berate gays and promote historic nonsense that is insulting to gay people
- Someone is inevitably easily offended by the insults.
- The police immediately take sides with
complainants, regardless of other considerations such as human rights, tolerance and people just trying to get by.
- The police ignore the parliamentary legislation that was intended to arbitrate in exactly this conflict of interest.
- Instead, police fall back on the corrupted and abused 'Public Order Act' that now criminalises minor insult.
- Religious people are left feeling aggrieved, due to the bullying police and authorities, for the insults that could easily just have been left ignored.
Police tell cafe owner: Stop showing Bible DVDs, or we will have to arrest you
article from dailymail.co.uk
Jamie Murray was warned by two police officers to stop playing DVDs of the New Testament in his cafe following a complaint from a customer that it was inciting hatred against homosexuals.
Murray was left shocked after he was questioned
for nearly an hour by the officers, who arrived unannounced at the premises. He said he had turned off the Bible DVD after an aggressive inquisition during which he thought he was going to be arrested and frog-marched out of the cafe like a
The Salt and Light cafe in Blackpool has for years repeatedly played the entire 26-hour-long Watchword Bible , a 15-DVD set produced in America in which a narrator reads the whole of the New Testament, on a small flatscreen
TV on the back wall. The sound is turned down but the words flash on to the screen against a series of images.
Murray said he had been given no indication of who had complained or which verses of the New Testament had caused the offence, but he
guessed it may have been a reaction to the Book Of Romans that had been playing the week before. The Book takes the form of a letter from the apostle Paul to the people of Rome, in which he rails against all manner of godlessness.
In verses 26-28
of Chapter One he says:
God let them follow their own evil desires. Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural.
Men behaved in
the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men. They did shameful things with each other, and what has happened to them is punishment for their foolish
Lancashire Police said
they had received a complaint from a female customer who was deeply offended by the words she had seen on the screen. A spokesman said they were duty bound to respond to the complaint and had concluded the cafe could be in breach of Section
29E of the Public Order Act.
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6th October 2011. Based on article from bbc.co.uk
said it had to act on complaints but has now apologised for their misinterpretation of public order law.
[Why are complainants automatically considered above everyone else. Is it British law that those who shout loudest get
A force statement said: It appears that the officer has misinterpreted the Public Order Act and we have apologised to the cafe owner for any distress we may have caused.
Street Preacher In Court After Telling
Gay Couple That They Will Rot In Hell'
A preacher has appeared in court after shouting in the street at two gay men and telling them that they
would rot in hell.
Street preacher Michael Overd was apparently spreading the word of the lord in Taunton when he saw couple Craig Manning and Craig Nicholl approach. Overd is alleged to have told the couple that homosexuality is a
sin and that they were evil people and would burn in hell.'
Overd is charged with two counts of a public order offences. He is on unconditional bail and is due to go to trial on February 9 2012.