British thought is on steep decline these days.
Indeed, if one is to go by judicial rulings and the fact that Terence Higgins Trust which publishes Hard Cell Playroom appears to be mainstream in today’s Britain and has the confidence of the David Cameron government it could be said that Britain is “on the skids”.
Fortunately it would appear that there are still pockets of non-deviant thought in the UK.
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Published: April 1st, 2014 | Sexual Orientation, Religious Freedom
A Christian street preacher has received £13,000 in compensation after being wrongfully arrested for explaining the Bible’s teaching on homosexual practice.
John Craven (57) was preaching in Manchester city centre in September 2011 when he was approached by two teenage boys who asked him to explain his opinion about homosexuals.
Mr Cavern responded by quoting from the Bible, adding that “whilst God hates sin, He loves the sinner”.
The boys then kissed in front of him and taunted him with suggestive sexual acts before complaining about his comments to Police Constable Alistair McKittrick.
Mr Cavern was subsequently arrested and investigated by Greater Manchester Police for allegedly using insulting words with the intention of causing harassment, alarm or distress.
He was held in custody for 19 hours, and was not offered food or water until after almost 15 hours. He was also denied access to medication for his rheumatoid arthritis
Mr Craven, whose case was supported by the Christian Institute, said: “I never intended to cause anyone harassment, alarm or distress. I preach the gospel, which means good news and the love of God for all.
“At the end of the day God loves everybody, but homosexuality is a sin and I am not going to contradict the word of God.’ He added: “The actions of the police have left me feeling nervous and anxious.
“I was in a cell on my own. I was fingerprinted, swabbed and had my photo taken. They took my shoelaces from me. They said I would not be interviewed until the next day and then they left me.”
Mr Craven was released after being told that no charges would be pressed against him, and has now received £13,000 for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and breach of his human rights as part of an out-of-court settlement.
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