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American Evangelist Arrested in London for Preaching Homosexuality Is a Sin
Christian Post ^ | 07/16/2013 | Melissa Barnhart

Posted on 07/16/2013 2:51:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Tony Miano, a retired deputy sheriff from Los Angeles County, Calif., was arrested in London, England, earlier this week for preaching on abstaining from sexual immorality, both heterosexual and homosexual, in downtown Wimbledon. He was found to be in violation of Public Order Act Section 5, for "using homophobic speech that could cause people anxiety, distress, alarm or insult," Miano said in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday.

Preaching from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, Miano spoke about sexual sins for 25 minutes before being cut off by Metropolitan Police officers who said that although preaching in itself is not an offense, the specific part of the Bible he was preaching from was interpreted as homophobic by the woman who called to complain.

Miano told police officers that he doesn't hate homosexuals, and then reiterated that he was preaching about all forms of sexual immorality – lust, fornication and addiction to pornography. He said that he "loves homosexuals enough to bring them the truth of the Gospel."

Subsequently, Miano was arrested and escorted uncuffed to the police station, where he was booked, photographed and fingerprinted. Police also took a DNA sample to ensure that he was not a wanted criminal.

During the seven hours he spent in jail, Miano said he was interrogated about his faith in Jesus Christ, and was asked a series of questions.

"I was asked if I believe homosexuality is a sin. I was asked what portion of the Bible I was reading. I was asked that if a homosexual was hungry and walked up to me, would I give them something to eat."

Miano said Wednesday that he was hoping to get a copy of the interrogation, "because the world really needs to hear it."

On Thursday, he posted a transcript from the interrogation on his website, Cross Encounters.

Sports Fan International, the mission team that organized the evangelistic effort outside the Wimbledon tennis tournament, quickly retained attorney Michael Phillips of Christian Concern, an organization Miano described as being similar to the American Center for Law and Justice and Alliance Defending Freedom in the United States. Phillips relayed the bad news to Miano that he was facing 24 hours in jail, followed by prosecution, in which he could possibly be ordered to stay in England until the completion of his trial, which could last four to five months.

Miano said he then asked for his Bible and received a copy of the Gideon's Bible, and began reading from Acts 1-5, and explained that he found particular comfort in chapters 3-5. He also said he sang hymns inside his jail cell.

In time, Miano said a peace came over him. He later found out that although he was expecting the worst, the inspector had decided to release him "without further action." He was released just after midnight on Tuesday.


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: bible; evangelism; formerlygreatbritain; gay; homonaziagenda; homonazism; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; homotyranny; lastdays; noenglandanymore; noenglandnow; prophecy; religiousliberty; sin

American evangelist Tony Miano was arrested for preaching against sexual immorality and was found to be in violation of Public Order Act Section 5, for "using homophobic speech" in downtown Wimbledon, London, England, July 1, 2013.


1 posted on 07/16/2013 2:51:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

UK is lost. (USA just a few meters behind it...)


2 posted on 07/16/2013 2:54:01 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((S)
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To: SeekAndFind

So now homosexualists get to declare what is and is not a sin?

Wait’ll the vegans get to do that.

Pet owners
Meat eaters
Leather wearers
Milk drinkers
Cheese eaters
Honey eaters
et all will ALL be sinners in the eyes of the law.


3 posted on 07/16/2013 2:56:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind
He was found to be in violation of Public Order Act Section 5, for "using homophobic speech that could cause people anxiety, distress, alarm or insult," Miano said in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday.

I think this is hilarious given what we know is being preached in UK's mosques.

4 posted on 07/16/2013 3:01:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

In the Last Days, men will not endure sound doctrine.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Timothy+4:3&version=KJV

2 Timothy 4:3

King James Version (KJV)

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;


5 posted on 07/16/2013 3:03:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: faithhopecharity
UK is lost. (USA just a few meters behind it...)

S'cuse me, but we're only a few yards behind. I know we're going metric, but I'm going to do it inch by inch.

6 posted on 07/16/2013 3:06:32 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper

Ok. USA is a few Yards behind UK in going down the sewer.
But we’d all better wake up quickly... we’re losing some of the very best countries/societies the world has ever seen ...
we’re giving them away for NOTHING of any value, just abandoning them...

???


7 posted on 07/16/2013 3:16:52 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((S)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is the British term "Nancy Boy" outlawed over there now?

Origin of the term "Nancy Boy"

8 posted on 07/16/2013 3:20:38 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: faithhopecharity

Indeed America is heading in the same direction as England.


9 posted on 07/16/2013 4:34:18 PM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: SeekAndFind

Unbelieveable. I realize the UK has no first amendment, but in a country that produced George Orwell, they’ve surely lost their love of irony.


10 posted on 07/16/2013 6:12:30 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: SeekAndFind

Try teaching biological fact next time:

 
 
Sex, Evolution and Behavior
By Martin Daly and Margo Wilson
 
 
Got Socio-Biological Fitness?
 
 "Gay" penguins don't - not even in the San Francisco zoo
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=San+Francisco+gay+penguins
 
 

11 posted on 07/16/2013 7:51:08 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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