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Evangelical pastor on trial for branding Islam ‘satanic’

From WND
By Bob Unruh | 14 December 2015

Government prosecutors claim message ‘grossly offensive’


A pastor is facing a court trial this week on a government charge that his message, delivered through a public electronic communications because it was online, was grossly offensive to the point of being criminal.

The decision that results from the case, which is based on the pastor’s description of Islam as a “doctrine spawned in hell,” could determine whether Christian pastors will be allowed to preach biblical doctrine in the United Kingdom going forward.

U.TV in the United Kingdom reports that Pastor James McConnell, 78, of Shore Road, Newtownabbey, is facing a three-day trial for charges stemming from alleged violations of the 2003 Communications Act.

There are two charges pending, the improper use of a public electronic communications network and causing a “grossly offensive message” to be distributed, the report said.

His sermon, delivered from the pulpit of Whitewell Metropolitan Chapel of north Belfast, will be the subject of the Belfast Magistrates Court case.
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3 responses to “Evangelical pastor on trial for branding Islam ‘satanic’

  1. selahministries2015 2016-05-06 at 10:38 am

    You’ll be glad to hear that Pastor James McConnell was found not guilty: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-pastor-james-mcconnell-not-guilty-i-want-to-assure-muslims-i-love-them-what-i-am-against-is-their-theology-34335749.html


    • angelforisrael 2016-05-15 at 8:39 pm

      That is good news!


  2. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 2016-05-06 at 4:35 pm

    A good old Protestant Irishman!


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