Overall - I think harassment would be an arrestable offense in this case. Just because I'm grocery shopping doesn't mean I have to hear someone's bull**** religious rhetoric in my face.
If this Public Order Act was more commonly accepted then the "God Hates Fags" people would have no leg to stand on.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
This is simply appalling. As a Christian I find this to be offensive and completely absurd given the rights to free speech. How dare they arrest this preacher for preaching his belief's in a church. This outright fascist action is frustrating and I hope the UK releases him. My prayers go to this preacher and his congregation and family.
England seriously needs some freedom of speech laws. Legally speaking, (according to my country's laws and freedom of speech values) the cop was very much in the wrong. As ridiculous as the preacher's views are (and those of others like him), he should have the right to speak them.