Tony Miano, an American street preacher, has been arrested in Dundee, Scotland, on charges of “alleged breach of peace with ‘homophobic’ aggravation,” the British organization Christian Concern reported.
“Tony wasn’t focusing just on homosexual practice – it was about all
sin,” said a Baptist pastor who witnessed the incident. “After Tony was
put in the police van I asked why he was being arrested and was told it
was for a breach of the peace and for using homophobic language.”
Miano will appear in court in April.
“The incident adds to the number of arrests of Christian street
evangelists for preaching from the Bible,” said Andrea Williams, chief
executive of the Christian Legal Centre.
“It is indicative of the
suppression of the freedom to speak and live out the words of Jesus
Christ in public and present the teachings of the Bible.”