Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
Amos 8:11 — King James Version Holy Bible
British Preachers Convicted, Judge Says Preaching KJV Is “Abusive” And “Criminal”
Mar 03, 2017 by Will Maule
A British court has convicted two street preachers of a serious public order offense. The crime? Preaching the King James Bible in public. The public prosecutor in the case claimed that quoting parts of the King James Bible in modern Britain should “be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter,” according to CBN.
Michael Overd of Creech St Michael, United Kingdom and Michael Stockwell of Seldon, New York were found guilty under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 at Bristol Magistrates’ Court. “To say to someone that Jesus is the only God is not a matter of truth. To the extent that they are saying that the only way to God is through Jesus, that cannot be a truth,” said the Prosecutor.
Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre which represented the men, said: “This was not just an attack on freedom of speech but an abuse of power.”
“We will not only be seeking the acquittal of these Christian men but seeking an apology from the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset police, compensation and assurances that officers are better trained to protect freedom of expression,” Williams said.