Christian preacher threatened with arrest in London

Christian preacher threatened with arrest in London

One of the officers confronting the road preacher.(Photo: YouTube)

A Christian avenue preacher was confronted by 5 cops in London after a criticism by a member of the general public.

Footage of the incident on Uxbridge High Street, west London, was uploaded to YouTube by the Contagious Christian channel. 

It exhibits a preacher being threatened with arrest after allegedly committing a hate crime by making homophobic feedback. 

The preacher filming the incident might be heard telling the officers: “All we’re doing is preaching our faith. We’ve been preaching in regards to the Gospel and Jesus Christ [and what] the Bible says within the ebook of John, chapter three verse 16.

“For God’s love of the world he gave his one and solely son in order that whoever, no matter particular person – gay, drunk, liar or a prostitute – believes in him shall not perish and have eternal life.”

During the trade, one of many officers might be heard saying, “Currently there’s allegations of a hate crime, a public order offence, part 4a [and] allegations of homophobia.

“I’ve not heard something, I’m not saying I’ve heard something. Someone’s referred to as us. It is perhaps fully unfaithful or true … [but] if I do stroll away and I see offences, and the sufferer needs to press prices … I might have failed a possible sufferer.”

When the preacher asks for clarification, one other officer tells him that the allegation pertains to a possible hate crime which as induced “alarm or misery in a public house”.

The preacher is threatened with arrest until he agrees to offer his title and tackle.

“You can spend the night time in a cell and we will do it that approach,” one of many officers says. 

They seem to let him go after he shares his particulars.

Comments posted on YouTube accused the police of double requirements after they had been accused of doing nothing when protesters referred to as for jihad in London within the wake of the Oct 7 Hamas assault on Israel. 

“This is completely weird. Islamists can name for Jihad on the streets of London, however don’t dare preach about Jesus?” stated one particular person. 

Another wrote, “No marvel the nation is within the state it’s in the mean time. Harassing preachers as an alternative of stopping actual crime.”

Just final month the Metropolitan Police got here beneath fireplace after a volunteer officer wrongly advised a Christian singer acting on London’s Oxford Street that she was not allowed to sing church songs outdoors of church grounds.

The officer threatened to remove the gear of Harmonie London and caught her tongue out at her when she defended her proper to sing the songs. 

The Met later apologised for the offence induced.



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