Street Preacher Arrested for Hate Crime for Quoting Bible to Gay Teenager

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: July 17, 2016

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental



Gordon Larmour, a Christian evangelist, was charged with behaving in a "threatening or abusive manner aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation" and "assault", after he referred to the Book of Genesis and stated that God created Adam and Eve to produce children in response to a 19-year-old's question about God's views on homosexuality. He spent one night in prison. Six months later, a court in Kilmarnock, Scotland acquitted him of all charges.

Source: Telegraph