Religionlaw List: Christians face trial for criticizing Islam
Gordon James Klingenschmitt
chaplaingate at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 22 12:01:11 PDT 2009
Christian couple in the UK facing criminal charges of "religiously aggravated public order offence," because they criticized Islam in their own hotel.
Any chance whatsoever they can be convicted of a "religious speech crime" on their own property?
Assuming the basic facts as presented, why would this case even be prosecuted?
"The purpose of the Public Order Act is to prevent disorder."
I've known sidewalk preachers here in America who have been arrested for holding signs, or shouting their message "too loudly"
but the cases are usually not prosecuted successfully, and the police are reprimanded for harassment.
Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt
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