Sunday, February 26, 2017

Christian Preachers Who Shouted Slogans About Mohammed And Allah Face Religious Abuse Trial In Britain

From The Daily Mail:
This is the moment police arrested a group of street preachers including a British army major after they shouted ‘Mohammed is a liar’ and ‘Allah is the greatest deceiver’. 
An angry mob of around 150 people surrounded the men in Broadmead, Bristol after they told onlookers that being gay was ‘immoral’ on July 6 last year. 
The three devoted Christians were using microphones and holding up placards before police intervened and arrested the men to cheers from onlookers. 
Major Adrian Clark, 51, and evangelical Christian preachers Michael Overd, 52, from Creech St Michael, near Taunton, and American Michael Stockwell, 50, from Selden, New York, are standing trial at Bristol Magistrates Court. 
They deny using religiously aggravated threatening or abusive words or behaviour. witness told the court that Clark, Overd, and Stockwell were there ‘to pick a fight’. 
Prosecuting, Ian Jackson said the preachers took a ‘tag team’ approach taking it in turns to speak using a microphone on the podium outside Boots. 
He told the court that the incident took place on the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid. 
The men preached about Islam, Buddhism, and even Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as sex before marriage and sexuality, leaving onlookers shocked. 
Over an hour of footage from a body camera worn by Overd was watched by the court. 
During the video, Stockwell said: ‘Allah is the greatest deceiver – that’s in the Quran.’ 
‘You will die for your sins and be cast into hell’ and ‘Jesus Christ is coming back and taking vengeance.’ 
Overd told the crowd: ‘Mohammed is a liar and a thief, just like you and me.. Buddha isn’t on the cross – he is a liar, just like you and me.’ 
He said sex before marriage was immoral and that it used to be a shameful thing to get divorced. He added that the Bible talks of marriage between a man and a woman, and everything else is abhorrent.

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