Tony Miano, 49, a former senior police officer from the US, was held for around six hours, had his fingerprints and DNA taken and was questioned about his faith, after delivering a sermon about “sexual immorality” on a London street.
Mr Miano, who was provided with a solicitor by the Christian Legal Centre, was arrested under the controversial clause of the Public Order Act which bans “insulting” words or behaviour.
I have personally never been a fan of street preachers, they strike me as obnoxious frankly, but, they right to speak freely, without fear of government intimidation is sacred. His arrest strikes me as the latest step in the Left’s war on liberty
He was speaking from a passage from Thessalonians which mentions “sexual immorality” and listed homosexuality alongside “fornication” as examples what he believed went against “God’s law”.
A woman out shopping called the police to complain that she was offended, prompting two officers to be dispatched to arrest him.
Here we go. Someone was, OFFENDED, so whomever caused that offense must pay, that is sort of the way the Left sees it, and sadly we are moving towards that state of affairs. Actually arresting and interrogating someone over their opinions
During the subsequent questioning at Wimbledon police station he was asked about his beliefs on what constitutes “sin” and about how he would treat gay people in hypothetical situations.
“As the questioning started it became apparent that the interrogation was about more than the incident that took place in the street but what I believed and how I think,” he said.
“I was being interrogated about my thoughts … that is the basic definition of thought police.”
And, of course, this will eventually come here too. The Liberals would LOVE to penalize “Conservative” thoughts and speech. Do not think this cannot or will not happen here!