Christian preacher in UK arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

A preacher preaching in public saying that homosexuality is a sin was arrested in Britain, as reported in The Telegraph. (HatTip: TC, Mohler)

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.  Full story here…

Freedom of religion and freedom of speech is not being upheld in many liberal democratic countries, e.g., U.S.A., U.K. and Canada. Churches claim that it is safe to preach according to ur moral beliefs regarding homosex being a sin; however, what are our churches doing to protect this right to our freedom of speech regarding our religious beliefs? Can this issue still be safely debated in public?  What are our church leaders saying about this?

Even if one does not believe in homosexuality being a sin, one should still uphold our common rights of free speech and religious freedom (as long as that speech does not harm another).  If the church does not stand up for these basic human rights, then we may  eventually lose more than we think.  If that happens, it may be the end of religious freedom as we know it.

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Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

2 thoughts on “Christian preacher in UK arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin”

  1. Thanks Theo. I’m relieved that the courts saw some “sense” and finally dropped the charge. For pro-homosex advocates to make pursue a charge against this man is to state that this debate on homosex is final. I don’t think it is final. There is still much to be debated and learned through level-headed discussions in morality, ethics and theology.

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