Speaking outside court, Pastor James McConnell denied "losing the run of himself" during sermon
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Pastor McConnell denies "losing run of himself" during sermon

Evangelical Christian preacher Pastor James McConnell has been found not guilty of making "grossly offensive" remarks about Islam.

The 78-year-old, from Shore Road in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, denied two charges relating to a sermon he gave in a Belfast church in 2014.

A judge said while he considered the remarks offensive, he did not consider them "grossly" offensive under the law.

Speaking to BBC Newsline's Tara Mills he denied the judges comments that he had "lost the run of himself" saying that he prepared his message.

  • 05 Jan 2016