Apparently, the Word of God is “hate speech” in London.
A 71-year-old pastor was recently arrested in the streets of London for preaching out of the book of Genesis.
According to witnesses, Pastor John Sherwood was standing on a stool and preaching that “God’s design in creating mankind was to set human beings in families, headed by a father and a mother, not by two fathers or by two mothers”.
Well, the police considered sharing what God says about marriage hate speech and arrested Pastor Sherwood for those words.
Isaiah 5:20 says “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness”.
This verse perfectly describes what governments around the world are doing, they are legislating sin and condemning those who speak out against it.
Watch the pastor get arrested here:
Arrested for preaching from the Bible in North West London. Pastor Sherwood is 75, notice how the arresting officer kicks him? pic.twitter.com/iwAojPMaNm
— Christian Concern (@CConcern) April 27, 2021
North London Pastor Arrested for making Statement about Biblical Definition of Marriage.
Pastor John Sherwood was accused of making "homophobic" comments when he preached outside Uxbridge Station. pic.twitter.com/hAQTfWrPbJ
— Gospul Times (@GospulTimes) May 1, 2021
The Daily Mail had more details to add to the story:
A Christian pastor who was arrested after he preached from the Bible said yesterday he had been treated ‘shamefully’.
John Sherwood, 71, was led away in handcuffs, questioned in a police station and held overnight after being accused of making homophobic comments outside Uxbridge Station in west London.
The grandfather claimed he was left bruised after police pulled him from a mini-stepladder he was using and cuffed his hands behind his back.
Police said they had received complaints the man had been making ‘allegedly homophobic comments’ and arrested him under the Public Order Act, which can be used under the vague proviso that someone is using ‘abusive or insulting words’ that cause ‘harm’ to someone else. He was later released without charge.
Mr Sherwood, a pastor for 35 years, said: ‘I wasn’t making any homophobic comments, I was just defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. I was only saying what the Bible says – I wasn’t wanting to hurt anyone or cause offence.
It's starting. https://t.co/bTqnXJjrZA
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 29, 2021
Cops arrest, get rough with Christian pastor, 71, in London. He said he merely defined marriage as between men and women; complaint was for homophobia. https://t.co/wp4g1QFGfV
— Ken Murphy (@Murphs51) April 30, 2021
Breitbart News got the scoop too:
Police in London arrested a Christian street preacher for allegedly causing “alarm and distress” to pedestrians for citing allegedly “homophobic” verses from Genesis.
On Friday, Pastor John Sherwood was preaching alongside Pastor Peter Simpson of the Penn Free Methodist Church outside the Uxbridge Underground Station — in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s own constituency.
Writing in the Conservative Woman on Tuesday, Pastor Simpson said that Sherwood preached on the final verses of Genisis 1, saying: “God’s design in creating mankind was to set human beings in families, headed by a father and a mother, not by two fathers or by two mothers. The distinction within mankind of just two genders, male and female, made in the image of God, constitutes the essence of God’s created order.”
Simpson said that the police informed them that three complaints were made in response to the street sermon.
He said that a police officer warned that he and Sherwood should avoid making any “homophobic statements” and that there is “no freedom to make statements which offend people”.
The police ultimately dragged Sherwood off his step stool and forcibly handcuffed the septuagenarian preacher.
Jesus already warned us and said “they will arrest you and persecute you” for believing in Him so we must stay faithful until the very end.
We’re living in an unprecedented time my friends, the city of London has really declared a 71-year-old pastor a criminal for just reading the Bible.