Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BROTHER ON TRIAL FOR 'HOMOPHOBIA'

A Christian brother, Paul Shaw, is up before Colchester magistrates tomorrow morning (26th) for calling - in very moderate language - for a review of whether sodomy and other homosexual acts should remain legal.

The 'offending' words were in an election address distributed in Colchester in May, as Paul stood for election as an independent. He said:

"I believe for example that homosexual and lesbian acts are immoral and that the law should reflect that; by making them unlawful as they once were; and so acting as a deterrent to such behaviour.

"The concept of homophobia is nonsense and a play on words; it is not and has never been a phobia! A phobia is an un-natural fear; whereas a rejection of perverse behaviour; is a righteous godly fear; that fears to do wrong because it knows that there are consequences and punishment otherwise! This is the most pronounced example of a nation that has lost its way ..."

Paul's court appearance - at 10am on Thursday 26th August - is a committal hearing in front of magistrates who will have to decide whether Paul has to face the Crown Court on charges of causing 'fear, harrassment, alarm or distress'. A complaint was made to the police by someone in the area and Paul was actually put in the cells and had his home searched and diaries confiscated by the Essex boys in blue.

If you can, please come and support Paul at Colchester Magistrates Court, CO1 1FP.

If not, please hold up our brother in prayer at this challenging time.

And please PRAY that justice is done and this attack on our historic freedom to preach the Gospel is defeated.



Yours in our gracious Lord's mighty name,

Stephen Green,

National Director, Christian Voice.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Robert Hagedorn said...

No matter how we feel about same-sex marriage, the exegesis for the 2nd and 3rd chapters of Genesis makes us uncomfortable. Why? Because the deed Adam and Eve did, according to the evidence, was sodomy--the mystery the bishop of Hippo almost solved 1600 years ago. (He thought the sin was penile/vaginal.) For more information google The First Scandal Adam and Eve. Then click, read, and click again.

10:49 pm  
Blogger Graham Weeks said...

Google gets your posts elsewhere not more.
Momosexualists have a penchant for creative exegesis which does despite to history and common sense. The original sin was Eve's. It involved a fruit, not sex. They were told to multiply before the fall. Heterosexual relations are no sin.

9:03 am  
Blogger Graham Weeks said...

'Momosexualists' .
Silly me.
Homosexualists.
And I should have added, 'within marriage' at the end.

9:06 am  
Anonymous cnocspeireag said...

'silly me' is quite enough, Mr Weeks.

10:44 am  
Blogger Bob Hutton said...

I have covered the issue of gay pride marches in my blog.

www.bobhutton1.blogspot.com

Just scroll down a few articles and you will find the one entitled "Proud in their arrogance".

Bob

10:47 am  

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