Another street preacher has been arrested in Britain.
This is the third preacher to be arrested since July.
Put that together with people being fired from their jobs for following their faith, and the question Is there free speech for Christians in Britain? rises to the top.
Is there? Or is Britain becoming too politically correct for freedom of speech?
Another street preacher arrested
A Christian street preacher was arrested in Perth, Edinburgh last Wednesday for ‘disturbing the peace.’
This is the third Christian street preacher that has been arrested since July, the Christian public have become concerned that Christianity is losing the right to freedom of speech. Reverend Josh Williamson, pastor of Craigie Reformed Baptist Church was arrested on Wednesday last week, he said that the trend point to “an increasingly hostility towards Christianity.”
Mr Williamson is known in the area and regularly does open air preaching in the streets of Perth, he argued that he was not using any amplication and enquired of the arresting officer what an acceptable noise level would be?
The officer informed Rev Williamson that the noise level was not the issue but that a complaint had been made against him, the officer informed him that he was breaking the law by being a “breach of the peace.”
The officer went on to warn Rev Williamson that if he continued preaching he would be arrested. Rev Williamson replied that he would not comply because he was not breaking the law.
A second man intervened and defended Rev Williamson’s right to preach but he was arrested by the police officer as well.