Street Preachers Convicted of ‘Abuse’ for Proclaiming the Gospel

Two street preachers have been convicted of public order offenses after a public prosecutor claimed that quoting parts of the King James Bible in the context of modern British society “must be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter”.

Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were convicted Feb. 28 at Bristol Magistrates’ Court. On Friday (Feb. 25), the court dismissed the case against a third man, Adrian Clark, ruling that there was no case to answer.

During the four-day trial, prosecutor Ian Jackson, claimed:

“To say to someone that Jesus is the only God is not a matter of truth. To the extent that they are saying that the only way to God is through Jesus, that cannot be a truth.”

Mr. Stockwell had quoted a Bible verse in which Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6) and that he is the only way to heaven.

Mr. Stockwell said:

“If you are trying to come through Catholicism, through Jehovah Witness, through Mormonism, the Bible says you’re a thief and a liar, and a thief comes to steal and destroy. But Christ came that we may have life.”

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