Christian street preacher acquitted after facing public order offence charge

Jul 13, 2017 by

from Christian Concern:

Another street preacher who was charged under the Public Order Act 1986, after allegedly entering a discussion with two passers-by about homosexuality, has been acquitted.

Andrew Frost was preaching on the streets of Nottingham city centre in March this year. He preached on the consequences of sin, and quoted Luke 13:1-5 and Matthew 15:19.

As he preached, two men holding hands and in a homosexual relationship walked by.

Rory Green, a friend of Mr Frost who was preaching alongside him at the time, reported that the two men shouted abusive comments at Mr Frost. Mr Frost continued to preach from Scripture.

The two men left, but approximately 15 minutes later a woman, who said she was the mother of one of the men, approached Mr Frost, and accused him of abusing her son and his partner. One of the men then returned and called the police.

The two men claimed that Andrew verbally abused them and directed several lewd comments at them, all of which Mr Frost denied.

Mr Frost was charged under the Public Order Act 1986, “with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.”

After hearing all the evidence at Nottingham Magistrate’s Court last week, Mr Frost was found not guilty. The court also ordered the repayment of his legal fees.

Mr Frost is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre and was represented in court by allied solicitor Michael Phillips.

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