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In UK "hate" now resides in evangelizing
Posted by: McQ on Monday, June 02, 2008

Last week, Anglican Bishop of Rochester said there were no-go areas in Britain and was severely criticized by the Church of England.
This past week, apparently, two ministers found out first-hand that what the Bishop claimed was true:

The preachers, both ministers in Birmingham, were handing out leaflets on Alum Rock Road in February when they started talking to four Asian youths.

A police community support officer (PCSO) interrupted the conversation and began questioning the ministers about their beliefs.

They said when the officer realised they were American, although both have lived in Britain for many years, he launched a tirade against President Bush and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr Cunningham said: "I told him that this had nothing to do with the gospel we were preaching but he became very aggressive.

"He said we were in a Muslim area and were not allowed to spread our Christian message. He said we were committing a hate crime by telling the youths to leave Islam and said that he was going to take us to the police station."

The preacher refused to give the PCSO his address because he felt the officer's manner was "threatening and intimidating".

The ministers claim he also advised them not to return to the area. As he walked away, the PCSO said: "You have been warned. If you come back here and get beaten up, well you have been warned".

The Police found nothing particularly wrong with that the PCSO said apparently, just his technique and perhaps a technicality or two:
West Midlands Police, who refused to apologise, said the incident had been "fully investigated" and the officer would be given training in understanding hate crime and communication.
Well that's nice. Why not hang a sign on the outskirts of the area saying "Christians not welcome" as well?

(HT: Stop the ACLU)
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Why not hang a sign on the outskirts of the area saying "Christians not welcome" as well?
Maybe "Christians: leave before sunset"?
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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too wordy. You have people who can’t read English, after all, and that would be discriminatory.

This is far more politically correct.
Written By: Joel C.
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They’re past having the fork stuck in them. They’re serving leftovers now.

I would say that European historical items, especially Christian ones will be pretty rare, soon.

I’d start buying them up.
Written By: jpm100
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Here is a picture of the "cop".

So the London police are outsourcing to the Mutaween (Saudi Religious Police)?

Explains a lot
Written By: capt joe
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"You have been warned. If you come back here and get beaten up, well you have been warned".
If you get beaten up, we won’t do anything about it. If you preach here, we will force you to leave.
Written By: jows
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