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Christian Arrested for Calling Homosexuality a 'Sin' Warns of 'Real-Life Thought Police'[UK]
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/4/13 | John Bingham

Posted on 07/05/2013 5:32:30 PM PDT by marshmallow

A Christian street preacher has been arrested and questioned about his beliefs after saying that he thinks homosexuality is a “sin”.

Tony Miano, 49, a former senior police officer from the US, was held for around six hours, had his fingerprints and DNA taken and was questioned about his faith, after delivering a sermon about “sexual immorality” on a London street.

Mr Miano, who served as a Deputy Sherriff in Los Angeles County, said his experience suggested that the term “thought police” had become a reality in the UK.

He said he was amazed that it was now possible “in the country that produced the Magna Carta” for people to be arrested for what they say.

Mr Miano, who was provided with a solicitor by the Christian Legal Centre, was arrested under the controversial clause of the Public Order Act which bans “insulting” words or behaviour.

The clause has recently been dropped by the House of Lords after a high-profile free speech campaign but the change has yet to come into force.

The father of three, who took early retirement from the police to become a full-time preacher two years ago, was detained after was preaching outside a shopping centre in Wimbledon, south west London, on Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: california; govtabuse; homofascism; homosexualagenda; losangeles; moralabsolutes; rapeofliberty; tonymiano; tyranny; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 07/05/2013 5:32:30 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

And we have idiots like Bette Midler spouting off on Independence day that we would have been better off had we lost the Revolutionary war.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 5:36:42 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: marshmallow

Coming to a country near you very shortly.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 5:36:45 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: marshmallow

What a s&ithole


4 posted on 07/05/2013 5:39:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: marshmallow

If he was speaking in public, it’s not exactly “thought police”: it’s speech police.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 5:48:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I want shrimp tacos.)
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To: marshmallow

Gotta love those free thinking Brits.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 5:56:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: marshmallow

This is Tony Miano, formerly worked with Ray Comfort at Living Waters Ministry. I can’t stress enough how worthy a gentleman he is.


7 posted on 07/05/2013 5:57:17 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: marshmallow
Mr Miano, who was provided with a solicitor by the Christian Legal Centre, was arrested under the controversial clause of the Public Order Act which bans “insulting” words or behaviour.

The clause has recently been dropped by the House of Lords after a high-profile free speech campaign but the change has yet to come into force.


You get past the headline and you always find the real story. Real story here: UK police enforce non-law.
8 posted on 07/05/2013 6:06:12 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: madmominct
Coming to a country near you very shortly.

And what country would that be sir? Never mind. We both know the answer.

9 posted on 07/05/2013 6:10:10 PM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines.)
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To: mylife

Ole Bette as seen her better days. She might be senile. She was cheering on the IRS harassing the Tea Party a couple of weeks ago.

A lot of these older Hollyweirdos are acting even more ignorant than usual.


10 posted on 07/05/2013 6:13:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: madmominct
>>Coming to a country near you very shortly.
 
It's been policy in Canada for a while now -- Which is why attacking the issue from a Religious perspective is self-evidently a losing proposition.
 
Do they have the huevos to try and ban the articulate BIOLOGICAL antitheses of their Abominable assertion in an equivalent of the Scopes Monkey trial? 
 
 
 
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
 
FAIL.

11 posted on 07/05/2013 7:37:12 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: marshmallow

He should be proud of that arrest.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 7:43:48 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (Allister Crowley would feel so at home in America today. "World's most average gay")
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To: marshmallow

Convert to Islam. Walk out a free man.


13 posted on 07/05/2013 7:49:14 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: marshmallow

“Mr Miano, who was provided with a solicitor by the Christian Legal Centre, was arrested under the controversial clause of the Public Order Act which bans “insulting” words or behaviour.”

That clause would have pretty much eliminated Monty Python if it had been in effect back then.


14 posted on 07/05/2013 8:19:12 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: marshmallow

15 posted on 07/05/2013 8:20:02 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marshmallow

The coming totalitarian oppression couldn’t be happening to a more deserving people. Put the popcorn in the microwave and enjoy!


16 posted on 07/05/2013 8:20:07 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Mastador1

that clause is selectively used I bet


17 posted on 07/05/2013 8:22:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Well I bet they would never use it on a muslim.


18 posted on 07/05/2013 8:31:58 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

i would bet too


19 posted on 07/05/2013 8:35:36 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: marshmallow
It is happening here...

Christian street preachers assaulted at gay pride festival in Seattle [video] (Twitchy)

20 posted on 07/05/2013 9:15:20 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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And in a country where Mozlems can hold signs and preach that infidels should be slaughtered. And are slaughtering non-Mozlems. Shame! Shame! We need to take a stand because this attack on our Constitutional God given freedoms is here too!

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21 posted on 07/06/2013 1:41:00 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Gluteus Maximus

It’s here. Don’t think it won’t get worse until WE STAND UP AND OPPOSE IT!


22 posted on 07/06/2013 1:41:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I agree generally. I’d put it this way: SECEDE. Once we’ve kicked the libtards out we can microwave up some popcorn and watch them cannibalize themselves, too.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 2:17:49 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: marshmallow

I know Tony through my former youth pastor and he is really standing strong for God in this.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 5:56:16 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: marshmallow
it was now possible “in the country that produced the Magna Carta” for people to be arrested for what they say.

I love England as well, but getting back to reality, that was the country, Magna Carta and all where priests used to get drawn and quartered for saying Mass, no?

Way after the Magna Carta

25 posted on 07/06/2013 8:30:05 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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