Christian Arrested For Saying Homosexuality Is a Sin

by Michael Mickey

According to a report by the Telegraph, a Christian street preacher in the United Kingdom, Dale McAlpine, was arrested by a “homosexual police community support officer” because McAlpine was “reciting a number of “sins” referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships”, which is apparently grounds for arrest under a law referred to as the “Public Order Act”.

According to the report, the Public Order Act was introduced in 1986 to deal with “violent rioters” and “football hooligans”, but today? It is being used to combat religious free speech as seen in this incident. Alarming? Yes, but this is the world we live in.

The following is an excerpt from the report that explains, apparently from McAlpine’s perspective, the events that led to him being arrested and held in jail for seven hours before he was released on bail:

Mr McAlpine was handing out leaflets explaining the Ten Commandments or offering a “ticket to heaven” with a church colleague on April 20, when a woman came up and engaged him in a debate about his faith.

During the exchange, he says he quietly listed homosexuality among a number of sins referred to in 1 Corinthians, including blasphemy, fornication, adultery and drunkenness.

After the woman walked away, she was approached by a PCSO who spoke with her briefly and then walked over to Mr McAlpine and told him a complaint had been made, and that he could be arrested for using racist or homophobic language.

The street preacher said he told the PCSO: “I am not homophobic but sometimes I do say that the Bible says homosexuality is a crime against the Creator”.

He claims that the PCSO then said he was homosexual and identified himself as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender liaison officer for Cumbria police. Mr McAlpine replied: “It’s still a sin.”

The preacher then began a 20 minute sermon, in which he says he mentioned drunkenness and adultery, but not homosexuality. Three regular uniformed police officers arrived during the address, arrested Mr. McAlpine and put him in the back of a police van.

Not only is it shocking to hear that a man was arrested simply for expressing his religious beliefs, none of which were based on his personal opinion but on the clear teachings of the Holy Bible, he has been effectively barred from expressing his religious faith publicly by the conditions set forth in his bail. To be freed from jail, he had to agree to surrender his freedom of religion and speech, at least until he is tried for his ‘crime’ of being Christian in public. God help us! While this didn’t take place in the United States, we would be naive, as I believe time will reveal, to think that similar events won’t take place here as well, potentially in the near future.

I know what some people are going to say. “Mike, that’s absurd. There is no reason to suspect that whatsoever!” If you think that, you’re in for a surprise, in my humble opinion, if the Lord delays His return much longer.

It’s likely no one imagined a man of God would be arrested for preaching God’s Word publicly in the United Kingdom when the Public Order Act was introduced in 1986, but it has and let’s not forget that we have a new federal law on the books that many believe may be utilized to oppress religious free speech here in the United States in the future, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in October of 2009.

While there is nothing in the new hate crimes law that specifically addresses religious free speech as a hate crime in and of itself, an extraordinary effort is underway in the United States of America to legitimize the homosexual lifestyle as healthy, normal and sinless. If you think for a moment that activists supportive of the homosexual agenda want anything less than to impose their beliefs on everyone, to include silencing the Word of God’s teaching of homosexuality as a sin, you are sadly mistaken.

If there is a manner through which supporters of the homosexual agenda can utilize the current law to intimidate and persecute bible-believing Christians, they will do so, just as the Public Order Act is presently being utilized in the United Kingdom in a manner it was never intended to! If there isn’t presently a way to do so, rest assured these same individuals will continue to seek the means to do so. Why? For the same reason that atheists wish to see every symbol of God removed from public view and relentlessly fight to that end. Unrepentant mankind hates to be reminded that there is a God, that He has rules and they are all going to be held accountable by Him!

Be Prepared

Christians have been arrested in Canada, Australia and now the United Kingdom for merely referring to homosexuality as a sin. It has happened in other nations as well, but these stand out in my memory because those nations are similar to our own in many regards. Expect the trend to continue.

John 15:20, the words of Christ (emphasis added mine):

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

We are today living in the end times spoken of in bible prophecy. As such, we’d do well to make note of Christ’s words and steel our minds because what we’re presently documenting taking place in other nations around the globe? It’s just a matter of time until it begins happening here.

How are we going to respond when it does?

by Michael Mickey

2 thoughts on “Christian Arrested For Saying Homosexuality Is a Sin

  1. Hey Brother Rocco

    Sad to say, I think it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better. The Bible warns us it will be this way in the last days.
    The world hated Him and they will hate us also.
    Jesus said we would have tribulation and trials in the world but fear not I have overcome the world.

    God bless you and keep up the good work for Christ


  2. Hi Ron,

    Thanks for stopping by. It’s getting closer and closer to this point here in America. We will carry on until the Lord calls us Home.


    Rocco T

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