Christian Preacher Arrested, Held For 11 Hours After Lesbian Fakes Homophobia Complaint

A Christian street preacher was held in a police cell for 11 hours after a lesbian falsely accused him of homophobia.

Rob Hughes had been speaking in Basildon, Essex when a woman who said she was “gay and proud” shouted: “Get down off your pedestal, you judgmental ***. Homophobia is not in this town” – despite the fact Mr Hughes had not even mentioned homosexuality.

Mr Hughes was later arrested after police said they had received a complaint that he had been using homophobic language.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Adolph Hitler smiles.

    • dance…dancetotheradio
      • Drunk_by_Noon

        So many English comedies that we never even knew existed over here, dance.
        I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but at times it feels as if we (us Yanks) are living in some kind of a parallel universe where UK, Canadian, Australian, and certainly European TV just never existed.
        Looks like it might have its moments.
        I’ll check it out.
        How old is it?

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Three series were made between 1995 and 1999.
          I used to watch it on the comedy network late at night.
          Sometimes I had to stay over at the hotel when I closed on Saturdays and had to open on Sundays.
          Also, these two were in the series called the Young Ones in the eighties.
          Rick Mayall was also in the movie Drop Dead Fred with Phoebe Cates.

          • kkruger71

            Mayall will always be one of my favorites.

    • BillyHW

      So does Michael Coren.

  • Jonias

    Poor Christians! Every one tramples on them as if they were dirt. Even Western homo-fascist faggs are watering in the mouth to persecute Christians. Could’nt they just fight back and defend themselves in the good old way? That is what president Putin of Russia is trying very hard to protect Russia from.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      No arguments from me on that point.

  • AlanUK

    It used to be called “bearing false witness”.
    Punishment on conviction should be what the (falsely accused) would have received if he/she had been found guilty plus a penalty for wasting police and court time and damages to the intended victim.
    (The problem, of course, would be to get enough honest and reliable witnesses.)

    • kkruger71

      He said he had recorded his preaching, so there was evidence the lesbian was lying. The problem is the police and courts have no guts when it comes to “minority issues”.

  • roccolore

    But nothing happens to the gay fascist who faked the hate.

    • Nope.

    • BillyHW

      Nothing ever happens to people like Michael Coren. They just get more appearances on TVO and the CBC.

  • sonomaca

    The state of liberty in Britain is parlous, indeed. The police can summarily arrest you for purported “offensive” speech? The issue is not whether or not his utterances were “hateful”. The issue is that the police decide what you can and cannot say. Sick society.

  • Millie_Woods

    Only primitive and archaic societies have the will and means to defend themselves against the scourge of homosexuality. Empowered homosexuality is an indicator of an advanced civilization in its twilight years. Or as Mark Twain put it “civilizations don’t end on the battlefield, they perish in the lap of luxury.”

  • Liberal Progressive

    She should take him to the EU Human Rights Commission which regardless of the ruling will bankrupt him.

    That’ll teach him for being a Christian!

  • Gary

    Wow, so while the ISIS Muslims toss gays from roof tops in a real Video….the crisis for lesbians is passive Christians where they must fabricate a hate-crime know the Police don’t need EVIDENCE when gays or Muslims assert they were offended by hate-speech .