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22:08 | 22nd March 2017

News: UK

Mon 22 Mar, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

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Harman confirms discrimination law bid dropped

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Anti-gay preacher released without charge

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A man who publicly preached about the evils of homosexuality to passers by in Colchester city centre, today walked free from court without charge.

Paul Shaw, was arrested on February 19th after many complained about his preaching’s on the ‘evil of homosexuality.’ The police arrested him for his of threatening words and behaviour.

In his hearing at Colchester Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Shaw left with no charge for his preaching, reports the Daily Gazette.

During the case, District Judge David Cooper reportedly told him:
“You said you were spreading God’s word and when interviewed you said children needed to be protected and basically, homosexuals and lesbians should repent and ask for God’s forgiveness.”

According to the Daily Gazette, Shaw, 62, told the court:
“My reasons were twofold.



“Firstly, there is a consequence for the country and society if society does not appreciate the difference between right and wrong, particularly noticeable by homosexuality.

“As a nation, we are coming under God’s judgment not very far away in the future and there will be terrible consequences for this if it is not made unlawful again.

“Secondly, on a personal level, as with all other sins, it needs to be repented of in order to enter the Kingdom of God.”

The defence argued that there was no written evidence and that their client Mr. Shaw was entitled to the right to free speech.

Judge Cooper dismissed the case but warned the defendant that a repeat of his actions could see him facing a sentence.

 

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