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Police harrasment of Christian Couple

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Message 1 - posted by John of Paddington, Dec 23, 2006

A young Christian Couple, distributing leaflettes about the abomination of homosexuality received an appoligy from the Police for harrasment and granted damages and costs. The Police, it seems, were acting on a 'Political Correct' inspired order that was to prevent persons handing out 'Antigay' leaflettes.
This is a Christian belief, Homosexuality is an abominable act and they have the 'right of free speech' to express that belief without harresment. As in the incident at the Cenotaph
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Message 2 - posted by U4357578, Dec 23, 2006

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Message 3 - posted by stevetaal, Dec 23, 2006

Young?

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...

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Guess it depends who you are comparing them with <biggrin>

My next door neighbour reckons she is 84 years young!
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Message 4 - posted by U6532874, Dec 23, 2006

For fundamentalists looking to an afterlife 'young' lasts throughout adulthood.These two were plainly out of touch.
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Message 5 - posted by U5742439 , Dec 23, 2006

Religous fruitcakes, no matter what religion are nothing but a pain in the rear.
If some religious nut knocks on my door they get more than short thrift.
If i want religion i will go to a church, synagogue, mosque, sally army citadel or what ever.
I do not need misguided idiots banging on my door because they think i need guidance.
I generaly give them guidance with the toe cap of my boot.
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Message 6 - posted by U6532874, Dec 23, 2006

Sounds as though the plod have a lot of visits to make. What a pity the police authority's lawyers bottled in this case.
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Message 7 - posted by 800lbGorilla, Dec 23, 2006

Sounds as though the plod have a lot of visits to make. What a pity the police authority's lawyers bottled in this case.

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Exactly the opposite - a victory for freedom of speech!

Why is it that our Politically Correct Brigade are always so quick to supress everything with which they do not happen to agree?

Water Closet - you obviously think Stalin was a jolly good chap and the old Soviet Union an ideal place in which to live. Thank goodness the vast majority of people saw through you pitiful fools a long time ago.

As for The-WGC-One, what a pleasant character he sounds. Thank God he doen't live anywhere near me!
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Message 8 - posted by U6532874, Dec 23, 2006

When you have the sense and courage to live in our country and pay our taxes and subject yourself to our taxes and take part in our democracy then your neanderthal opinions will be worth a second thought.
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Message 9 - posted by U5742439 , Dec 23, 2006



As for The-WGC-One, what a pleasant character he sounds. Thank God he doen't live anywhere near me!


I think my steel toe caps are rated for use on an 800lb Gorilla<laugh>

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Message 10 - posted by 800lbGorilla, Dec 23, 2006

Really, Water Closet, why would I be so stupid as to immigrate to the UK when so many of good sense are heading in the opposite direction?

Interesting that you think that only UK-residents can have opinions worth listening to - are you not xenophobic? An ideal candidate for the BNP - Rev Green please note this potential new recruit.

Also interesting that you feel someone needs courage to live in the UK - is this a version of the Christian "suffering is good for the soul"?

I am also amused at your misconception that you live in a democracy <laugh>. Since when did the Labour Government give a d**n about you or anyone other than themselves?
And just what choice do you think you will have next time around? Tweedledum or Tweedledee? Some democracy!
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Message 11 - posted by 800lbGorilla, Dec 23, 2006



As for The-WGC-One, what a pleasant character he sounds. Thank God he doen't live anywhere near me!


I think my steel toe caps are rated for use on an 800lb Gorilla<laugh>


Ah, a Labour Party Member! You must remember that Herr Blair decrees concern for ecological matters these days so you mustn't kick Gorillas!

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Message 12 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Dec 23, 2006

Awww did i miss anothr JOP whine ? What was it about ? Let me guess, police, labour or homosexuals ?
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Message 13 - posted by Junk2Rubbish, Dec 23, 2006

Awww did i miss anothr JOP whine ? What was it about ? Let me guess, police, labour or homosexuals ?

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Spot on.

The "trouble" with JOP is that he remembers what it was like before "modern politics" and Nulabour who think they can control our thoughts with their political correctness.

He actually wants politicians to behave with integrity and people to use common sense.

Sadly, he's witnessing the gradual breaking up of what was once a proud nation and he doesn't like it.

He's feels he's surrounded by fools who'd like to poke fun rather than wake up to what he's saying.

I just hope that his sort can make themselves heard before the whole nation ends up emulating the three monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.

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Message 14 - posted by John of Paddington, Dec 23, 2006

4x2, if I have to put up with your wincy wining then you must allow my sensible subjects. This is about free speech, why should I be modded because I say Homosexuality is wrong, but you can stay when you scream its right. The Police were misinformed on this occasion by a person who was 'Politicaly Correct', and they exeeded their duty, much as the Mods seem to do here. I wonder if I could claim for the messages the've modded, probably not. It seems the that the whole thing was misguided in the first place as the 'inequal' plans have had to be redrawn.
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Message 15 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Dec 24, 2006

Well oh dullard, if its ok to be homophobic, then im sure its ok to be racist, discriminatory toward disabled people, be nasty to religious people because you dont like them and basically voice hate and disgust at everyone and anyone because they dont conform to your own ideals.

Goes against the very thing these type of christians supposedly spread love and forgiveness when infact they do the complete opposite. I find them abhorrent so its fine for me to show my disgust towards them then ? They are the most hateful people i have ever come across. But going on your rules as you say its ok im allowed to do so.

Religion is not above law, sadly these type of people think their myths are so must suffer the consequence within reality.
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Message 16 - posted by U3312314, Dec 24, 2006

John of Paddington, your support for these pensioners is accepted, but are you sure you know what you may be doing.

On the TV news the couple said they were "Born again Christians". So as it happens is George W Bush, they must all have a great affinity.

Clearly your support for these people cannot be dismissed.

Tony Blair also supports a "Born again Christian". George W Bush.

Now if Tony supports "Born again Christians" and John supports "Born again Christians" perhaps they are a lot closer than these boards suggest.

John, did you send Tony a christmas card?
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Message 17 - posted by TheLocalYokel, Dec 24, 2006


On the face of things interviewing this couple does seem a dubious use of police time having regard to the many other problems in society that the police face.

I note the original complaint came from the local authority. We don't know the form of the complaint and, to be a devil's advocate against myself for a minute, it may well be the police had to interview this couple to try to establish exactly what had transpired.

Whether they went over the top in the interview is probably a matter of opinion.

It seems clear the police authority's legal advisers believe an action in court may have been lost with a much larger sum possibly having to be paid out, particularly if legal costs were awarded against the police force.

It just shows the political and social minefield police forces work in nowadays and on occasions they may get it wrong.

I fully accept the right of homosexuals to lead a full life safe from retribution in the way that heterosexuals enjoy.

I also accept people's right to say they are against the principle of homosexuality, so long as they don't use words or take actions that are against the law.



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Message 18 - posted by U6532874, Dec 27, 2006

This couple didn't live in Bishop's Lydeard by any chance?
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Message 19 - posted by U3312314, Dec 27, 2006

No, I understand they are pensioners - perhaps they live in the same old folks home as John of Paddington. <biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin>
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Message 20 - posted by U6532874, Dec 27, 2006

Are they as OAPs genuinely that concerned about the harmless if diverse sexual antics of comparative youngsters?
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