- Christian Pastor Arrested in UK for Saying Marriage Is Between Man & Woman – Video
by Kirill Kurevlev, https://sputniknews.com/
According to the report, police said they received information that the man was making “allegedly homophobic comments,” and they arrested him under the Public Order Act, which can be used when anyone uses “abusive or insulting words” that cause “harm” to another person. Later, he was released without charge.
A 71-year-old Christian pastor who was arrested after preaching from the Bible on Tuesday described his treatment as “shameful,” as he was accused of making homophobic remarks by defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman outside Uxbridge Station in west London, and led away in handcuffs, questioned in a police station, and held overnight. As quoted in Wednesday’s Daily Mail report, the minister said he was bruised after police cuffed his hands behind his back and dragged him from a mini-stepladder he was using.
“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 offence,” John Sherwood, a pastor for 35 years, explained. “I was doing what my job description says, which is to preach the gospel in open air as well as in a church building.”