In the end, just as the opponents of these laws said they would, pure speech becomes a crime.
Here in the most pusillanimous of countries, the UK-- which can't muster the moral courage to criticize blowing people up because they aren't followers of Mohamed-- giggles with glee to target Christians. Catholics are the best targets, of course, but Baptists will do in a pinch; this is especially true when they dare to tell the truth about sodomy.
From the full story in the UK Telegraph:
Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin
A Christian street preacher was arrested and locked in a cell for telling a passer-by that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God.
By Heidi Blake
Published: 1:05PM BST 02 May 2010
Dale McAlpine was charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” after a homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a number of “sins” referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships.
The 42-year-old Baptist, who has preached Christianity in Wokington, Cumbria for years, said he did not mention homosexuality while delivering a sermon from the top of a stepladder, but admitted telling a passing shopper that he believed it went against the word of God.
Police officers are alleging that he made the remark in a voice loud enough to be overheard by others and have charged him with using abusive or insulting language, contrary to the Public Order Act.