Skip to comments.Video: Police ban Bible from Christian café
Posted on 09/25/2011 5:13:33 PM PDT by massmike
Police in Lancashire have told the owner of a Christian café to stop displaying Bible texts on a video screen, because it breaches public order laws.
Officers attended the Salt & Light Coffee House on Layton Road, Blackpool, on Monday 19 September, following a complaint about insulting and homophobic material.
The cafés owner, Mr Jamie Murray, says the officers did not specify which Bible texts had caused the offence.
He says the officers told him that displaying offensive or insulting words is a breach of Section 5 of the Public Order Act, and told him to stop displaying the Bible.
The Bible texts are displayed on a TV screen at the back of the café. Mr Murray uses a set of DVDs called the Watchword Bible.
The DVDs cycle through the whole of the New Testament verse by verse, with the words appearing on the screen. Mr Murray mutes the audio.
He told the police officers he would agree to stop displaying the Bible verses while he sought legal advice. After speaking with a lawyer, he is once again displaying the material.
In 2005 the same force, Lancashire Constabulary, paid out £10,000 compensation to Joe and Helen Roberts, an elderly Christian couple who had been investigated by the police for telling their council that they didnt agree with homosexuality.
After that controversy they promised to review their procedures to stop this kind of nonsense. They broke that promise on Monday when their officers marched into the Christian café. The police may now be facing another costly legal action.
It ought to go without saying that reading the Bible out loud in a public place, or displaying Bible texts in a Christian café, is not of itself a criminal offence. I am alarmed that I even have to point that out.
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Now here’s a question, if I had every chapter from the Bible played in order in a Christian café, would they care? After all, I played the whole book, didn’t I?
Remember - “We won the Cold War!” /sarc
Soon it will be illegal to even own a bible there.
Well thank Gaia for that. If that thing got into the wrong hands, people could start loving their neighbors and honoring their parents!
But if he was displaying verses from the Koran citing killing infidels and such then that would have been okay in Englandistan.
How’s this for non-biblical criticism of homosexuality... guess what, its a filthy practice and spreads disease and creates social tensions...
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Some of the important goals of the homosexual agenda is the total destruction of our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech, religion and association. We can add to that the right to private property or to run a business as one sees fit. Of course, someone may say, this is in the UK - part of the EU - we're in the US! Big deal. The leftist/homosexualist movement is international. What's happening in the UK, the EU or Canada is slated for here, as soon as they can. Complacency and cowardice and compromise are the very reasons we are teetering on the very edge of the abyss. Gird up and fight back is the only hope.
Ban a Bible from a Christian cafe = lmao at such idiocy. =.=
So! We have become a police state!
I hope they enjoy the sharia.
I also wonder sometimes if homosexuals ever have issues of jealousy amongst themselves...
I also wonder sometimes if homosexuals ever have issues of jealousy amongst themselves...
Sounds like these keystoners are going to have their rear ends handed to them in court once more.
I wonder how hard the bobbies try to keep Moose from declaring murder and mayhem upon their rivals in the name of Allah?
Hell yeah they do!
Homos apparently have no problem with being murdered as long as its not a Christian doing it!
***He says the officers told him that displaying offensive or insulting words is a breach of Section 5 of the Public Order Act, and told him to stop displaying the Bible. ****
In England, rights to the Bible are vested in the CROWN. So, the police must acknowlege that what is being shown is officially endorsed by ROYAL LETTERS OF PATENT, that is, by authority of THE QUEEN of ENGLAND.
Britain is always a few years ahead of the US. I pray that the backlash against this immorality is coming here in 2012, but it seems too late for the UK. I hope they can prove tortuous interference, but their business will likely improve.
Britain is always a few years ahead of the US. I pray that the backlash against this immorality is coming here in 2012, but it seems too late for the UK. I hope they can prove tortuous interference, but at least, their business will likely improve.
I’ll bet the raiders do not pay the fines if any.How ironic that in situations like this a person can end up being a loser by having to pay part of their own legal award.
In SF, there are gay bookstores with books on display showing fellatio on the COVER —they don’t get hassled for it.
How is this different?
And just one old plain Bible that is worn with use. It's right next to the sweet 22-250 that shoots 1/8 MOA at 100 yards. Left hand bolt, so it's awkward for some folks.
I figure I'll read any of my Bibles when and where I please. Everyone else can pound sand if they don't like it.
Way to screw that up.... Administratura....
You may have your churches now, UK, but the track you’re rolling down won’t allow any “negative” speech soon enough.
Unless you get your sh!t together, the Orwellian “thought police” you welcome will further decimate what’s left of yoru once proud nation.
I love the Brits but the UK state is a complete travesty. Sadly the USA is not far behind.
—He says the officers told him that displaying offensive or insulting words is a breach of Section 5 of the Public Order Act—
I was going to say that is ridiculous and totally unconstitutional. Then I noticed it was in the UK.
Never mind. Now I know why the Pilgrims risked their lives to brave the ocean voyage to the new world. Now they can just go to Hethrow. there should be a flood. Why isn’t there?
—displaying offensive or insulting words —
That’s pretty funny. ALL words offend or insult SOME people. It allows a complete shut down of any semblance of free speech. But it is not really protected in the UK, so I guess this is sort of a “dog bites man” story.
This crap is coming our way.
Because they can't afford it. The government tries to keep the 'rabble' poor.
What ever happend to the poor sods that were wearing the Cross of St George for a uniform? I was all behind the red cross on white.
gird your loins, Christians. The haters and anti-free speech fascists are coming for our liberty. NO matter if you live in England or America.
great Britain is slowing sliding into that black hole known as third world country status. The government and its people are too stupid and lazy to do anything to stop it.
Just switch over to the Queeran and dare the cops to say a word.
I just hope that Great Britain doesn’t start becoming a new source of illegal immigrants to the U.S. again... So 19th century...
Look for this kind of sh!t to start happening here.When do we stand our ground against the gubmint?
Of course, bellowing “Behead those who insult Islam” on London streets is perfectly civilized behavior.
Such is the world of liberalism, where good is bad, and up is down. Where they believe there is no basis for determining right or wrong, and yet they condemn others for proclaiming something as true. On what basis do they make this value judgment? This is cognitive dissonance.
Okay, are the French alone in trying to crack down on some Islamic practices? Because honestly, the most I have heard recently was a request from a few British guys to change the Imams, which I wonder if anything happened...
No one left in the UK to lead a revolution?
Besides Muslims, you mean? They have plenty of those...
- “Homos apparently have no problem with being murdered as long as its not a Christian doing it! “
It’s my belief that this is a manifestation of the literally suicidal self-loathing homosexuals feel. Though they sashay about “proudly” they also have an... well I guess I shouldn’t say “alarming”... pronounced tendency to drink themselves to death, escape reality with intravenous drugs, eat themselves obese, etc. And completely setting aside the perversities inherent in being homosexual, they are involved in plenty of supplementary practices which put themselves at great risk regardless of the male/female issue. I’m sure any EMT could expand on those for you.
In the same way, though a Sharia state would inevitably lead to their own destruction, they cheer for it whole-heartedly, knowing deep down inside that it will bring about the self-destruction they crave.
Muslims don’t need a revolution. It is being handed to them.
Coming soon to a local community near you. The time has come when the Christian must stand and declare I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.For a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is -he cannot be a Christian anywhere. (As Henry Ward Beecher said - see Americas God and County p.42 n.33)The world certainly will not respect a Christian who lacks the convictions of his faith . And Jesus said “If you are ashamed of Me here ,on Earth, I will be ashamed of You before My Father ,in Heaven.
Simply stated, England is lost. It will never be the proud nation it once was and you ask, “Why?” Guess you don’t know much about the liberals and mussies, do you? (Not that I know so much but can read the writings on the wall).
Exactly. If it were from the Koran, none of them would say a word.
I agree England appears “lost” but the judgement belongs to the God once worshipped in all those empty churches. God can and still does the Miracle His promises remain true. And England is not yet so far “lost” it cannot be redeemed . But the liberals and the Mahotmadans do have the upper hand on earth ,at the moment God alone has the power to build a nation —or to remove it. And many a war/ or battle has been lost when one attempted calculate the human response.
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