Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Man Arrested for Quoting Bible on Homosexual Sin

After London police arrested American citizen Tony Miano (a 49-year-old retired sheriff and California chaplain) for publicly reading the Bible outside of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, they questioned his Christian faith and compassion for "gay people."
“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. … that is the basic definition of thought police."
UPDATE 1/11/14: American Preacher Arrested for Talking of Sexual Sin in Scotland

For background, click headlines below for previous articles:

Pastor Arrested in California for Reading Bible in Public

UK Pastor Jailed for Saying Homosexuality is Sin

Canada: Pastor Found Guilty of Hate Crime

Supreme Court Rules Bible as 'Hate Speech' in Canada

Jesus Talk Outlawed in New Orleans, Arrests Made

Christians Arrested for Standing in Public with Sign

Florida Police Muzzle Pastor, So He Sues City

Pastor Wins Free Speech Lawsuit Over California Mall

Pastors Booted from NYC Schools, then Arrested

Arrests: Christian Beaten at Seattle Gay Event

UPDATE 7/26/13: Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty, Says Senator Ted Cruz

-- From "Christian Preacher Tony Miano Arrested In Wimbledon For 'Homophobic' Sermon" by Jessica Elgot, The Huffington Post 7/5/13

According to the Christian Legal Centre which is representing Miano, he was offered a £90 fine to secure his release, but after being interviewed with a solicitor present, the police told him they would seek prosecution because he said he believed his remarks were "100%" acceptable" and that he planned to say them again.

Miano said in a statement after the arrest: “The language I used was not homophobic, as I was not promoting fear or hatred of homosexuals. I began my message by assuring the people that mine was not a message of hate but of love. I was simply explaining a passage in the Bible which speaks of sexual immorality and that people should abstain from it (1 Thessalonians 4:1-12).

“I did not speak solely about homosexuality as a form of sexual immorality but also about any kind of sex outside of marriage between one man and one woman, as well as lustful thoughts. All of these are considered mainstream Christian positions and have been taught and believed by Christians for thousands of years."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Christian arrested for calling homosexuality a 'sin' warns of 'real-life thought police'" by John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor, UK Telegraph 7/4/13

The father of three, who took early retirement from the police to become a full-time preacher two years ago, was detained after [he] was preaching outside a shopping centre in Wimbledon, south west London, on Monday.

A woman out shopping called the police to complain that she was offended, prompting two officers to be dispatched to arrest him.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19, at approximately 16.40 on Monday, July 1, following reports of a man speaking through a public address system who was alleged to have made homophobic comments.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Preacher Arrested for Calling Homosexuality a Sin" by Todd Starnes, Foxnews.com 7/8/13

Tony Miano . . . was charged with “using homophobic speech that could cause people anxiety, distress, alarm or insult.”

“I talked about women addicted to romance novels, men addicted to pornography, people with lustful thoughts, heterosexual fornication and homosexuality,” Miano told Fox News. “When I mentioned that the Bible was clear that homosexuality is a sin, a lady walked by and she glared at me and hurled the f-bomb.”

Miano said the woman came back a short time later and began to videotape his sidewalk sermon. Then, she called the police.

Now back home in Southern California, Miano said he fears that what happened in Great Britain could soon happen in the United States.

“I believe that’s what our government is going to eventually do here,” he said. “I believe homosexuals or others who are sensitive to their point of view will be visiting churches to listen to what preachers say from the pulpit. And I believe that pastors will be arrested in their pulpits for teaching what the Bible says about homosexuality and other sins.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

The arrest can be seen about 25 minutes into the video below:

Also read European Union High Court Rules Gay Agenda Trumps Christianity

It comes down to this: 'Gay Rights' Winning, Loss of Religious Liberty Documented - Washington Post writer demonstrates it's a "zero sum" game: Winning homosexual 'rights' means Christians must lose freedom of religion.