Sunday, September 25, 2011

British Police Say Some Bible Verses Violate Public Order Act

According to the Christian Institute, in Britain police in Lancashire last week told the owner of  the Salt and Light Coffee House that some Bible verses displayed at the cafe violate the Public Order Act 1986.  Section 5 of the Act bars display of "any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting, within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby." The cafe owner runs DVDs that cycle through each verse of the New Testament on a TV screen located on the cafe's back wall.  Police received a complaint that some of the verses were homophobic.