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Preacher Fined for Quoting Levitical Law Against Homosexuality

Preacher Fined for ‘Emotional Harm’ Caused by Quoting Levitical Law Against Homosexuality –

By: Heather Clark


A street preacher in the UK who was charged with making “homophobic” remarks has been declared guilty of breaking English law and must pay a fine for his speech, including to a man to whom he quoted Scripture from the book of Leviticus. As previously reported, Mike Overd, a street preacher for five years, was accused of speaking against homosexuality and Islam last June and July on two separate occasions. He was leveled with two charges of using threatening and abusive words and a charge of causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress under the Public Order Act. A police officer had appeared on local television last fall to urge residents to record Overd’s speech as it had been reported that he was causing offense. “I’d advise people that if they’re offended to record any incident on their mobile phone and send it to us,” Sgt. Neil Kimmins told reporters.Read Full Article