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Preacher arrested for preaching biblical marriage from Genesis on a London street

Reported By Emily Wood, Christian Post Reporter| Tuesday, May 04, 2021


A union flag is seen near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain April 18, 2017. | REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A Christian street pastor was arrested last month for causing “alarm and distress” in London for preaching about the biblical definition of marriage being between one man and one woman from Genesis 1. Pastor John Sherwood, the 71-year-old minister of the Penn Free Methodist Church in north London, was reportedly approached by police officers in the northwest London town of Uxbridge on April 23 while preaching on the final verses of Genesis 1. He allegedly stated that God designed families to have a mother and a father and not two parents of the same gender.

Pastor Peter Simpson, who was preaching alongside Sherwood, shared about the arrest in a blog for The Conservative Woman. He explained the need to raise awareness of how police in Great Britain are “clamping down on the freedom of Christians to proclaim in public places the teachings of the Scriptures.” He said preaching the Gospel together in public is something the two pastors often do. 

Police approached Sherwood and said three complaints had been received about his preaching and accused him of causing “alarm and distress” to members of the public. Another police officer spoke to Simpson and explained the need to avoid any homophobic statements to avoid offending people, even though there is no law protecting people from being offended. 

“I responded that the police would have no objection whatsoever to a Pride parade being held in Uxbridge, yet that would be highly offensive to Bible-believing Christians,” Simpson wrote. “The officer did not appear to appreciate the logic behind this argument.”

Police officers urged Sherwood to come down from a step ladder he was preaching from as he “respectfully” informed police he has freedom of speech and people have the freedom to ignore him and continue walking if they disagree with his statements, Simpson wrote. Sherwood resumed preaching and spoke of the “precious right to freedom of speech,” which is traced back to the Magna Carta in 1215 and the Bill of Rights in 1689. Onlookers again accused him of making homophobic statements and hate speech. Sherwood initially refused the arrest and argued he was engaged in lawful activity and had not committed a crime, Simpson said.

A video recorded by someone in the crowd showed Sherwood shaking his head at the officer, refusing to come down from the small step ladder.

The officers proceeded to pull the 71-year-old pastor down from the ladder as he resisted arrest and seemingly lunged at an officer as multiple officers handcuffed him and arrested him. A lady in the crowd was heard saying, “it’s a Christian country, let him speak,” while Simpson noted that others in the crowd had accused him of hate speech. 

Sherwood stayed overnight at a police detention center and was released around noon the next day after being detained around 21 hours. 

“This arrest of a faithful minister for doing nothing other than declaring what the Bible teaches about one of the important moral issues of our time reveals a dangerous assault upon freedom of speech and, not least, upon the freedom of Christian pastors to declare in public all that the Bible teaches,” Simpson wrote. “The State has no right to designate that some parts of God’s word are no-go areas.”

“Whatever one’s personal views on homosexuality might be, it is surely pertinent to ask what kind of nation have we become that the minister of a Christian church is arrested for upholding in the public square the very truths which Her Majesty the Queen promised to uphold in her Coronation Oath in 1953, with a Bible in her hand?” Simpson continued. 

A file has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service, which may mean further action will be taken, Premier Christian News reported. 

“A number of other people also approached the officers with concerns about the man’s language,” a spokesperson for the Met Police told the outlet. 

“Officers spoke with the 71-year-old man and he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.”

The pastor’s arrest comes less than two years after a 64-year-old Nigerian street preacher was awarded £2,500 (over $3,000) in damages from British authorities due to false arrest, imprisonment and unlawful detention after he was accused of hate speech and his Bible was confiscated by police in February 2019.

Khan’s London: Lead Surgeon Says Hospital Like Afghan War Zone, Two More Killed Overnight

Reported by Liam Deacon | 5 Apr 2018

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Hospitals in Mayor Sadiq Khan’s London resemble those in a war zone, a senior surgeon working to save victims of the capital’s surging violent crime wave has said.

The shock comments made Thursday morning come after two more men were killed overnight, a couple of days after another night of violence saw a boy, 16, stabbed to death and a 17-year-old girl shot in a “drive by”.

Wednesday night’s killings, both in Hackney, East London, brought the death toll from suspected murder in the capital to 50 so far this year, pulling away from New York City, which London overtook at the weekend.

Dr. Mark Griffiths, the lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in East London, said that knife and gun wounds had moved from a “niche” part of his job to a daily chunk of his workload, and a growing number of victims were “children”.

“Some of my military colleagues have described their practice here as similar to being at [Camp] Bastion,” Dr Griffiths told the Today programme on BBC Radio 4.

“We used to look after people in their twenties. Now people are often in their mid to late teens and children in school uniforms are being admitted under our care with knife and gun wounds.”

He added: “Whereas a young boy being stabbed five or six years ago would have been a horror story, now it’s normal.

People expect to see people being killed on a daily basis. Members of the public who are not involved in gangs or violence let this pass without comment and you get the society you deserve if you ignore violence.”

On Wednesday, Mayor Khan responded to the crisis by blaming “Tory” cuts to the police, and claiming the crime was affecting other areas of the UK, too. Meanwhile, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, has demanded that social media firms censor online content in response to the crime wave, claiming that deleting videos will help save lives.

A Home Office spokesman said: “Gangs often post videos online that seek to incite violence or glamorise criminality to influence young people.

“The instant nature of social media also means that plans develop rapidly and disputes can escalate very quickly.”

Despite Ban on Guns, London Murder Rate Now Higher Than NYC: How Can That Be?


For the first time in modern history, London has seen enough murders to finally surpass New York City’s homicide rate.

The capital of England has a comparable population with the Big Apple and both cities have already experienced several homicides so far this year. Last year, there were a total of 130 murders in London where New York City had more than twice that number, with a count of 290 murders.

New York’s Murder History

Last year, NYC saw an historic low murder rate which has seen a steady decline since 1990. Commissioner James O’Neill said that they haven’t had a murder rate like that in 70 years, saying that it’s “safe to say right now that New York hasn’t been like this since the 1950s.” In 2016, there had been 335 murders in the city.

The peak year for murders in NYC was in 1990 with a record 2,245 homicides. This high number includes the deaths of 87 people who were killed in a fire set by an arsonist at the Happy Land Social Club in the Bronx.

Speaking with media at the end of December, police said that shootings were down as well. In the closing days of 2017, they investigated 784 shootings, which is more than 200 less than in 2016 which saw 988 shootings.

Firearms in the UK

Starting in 1997, the United Kingdom banned handguns, a class of weapons which is responsible for the majority of shooting homicides in America. While citizens are able to buy some hunting long guns, they must give the police a “good reason” in order to do so.

Famously, even the police don’t carry guns.

During the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, competitive marksmen had to work through piles of paperwork in order to bring their firearms to the city.

So, without access to guns, the good people of London simply stab each other to death.

[SEE ALSO: Gun Violence Drops Since 1993 as Gun Ownership Doubles in USA]

Murder Rate Breakdown

So far in 2018, 46 people in London have been killed compared to 50 in New York City. But, looking at the monthly rate, the NYPD investigated 11 murders in February compared to London investigating 15 murders in February. In March, London saw 22 murders while New Yorkers saw 21 murders.

That is, the monthly murder rate in London is on an upward bend compared to NYC.

Mayor Sadiq Khan

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, 47, was born in Britain and is the first Muslim mayor in the city’s centuries-long history. Khan believes his city to be a beacon of tolerance and so he has set out to ban Donald Trump from visiting.

In 2016, Khan said that dying from terrorism is “part and parcel” of living in a big city.

The City of London

London’s history dates back to a legendary founding 3,000 years ago, and recent archaeological finds show that people have inhabited the area thousands of years before that. The city of London was founded as Londinium by the Romans a few years after the death of Christ and it soon became an important city, with the first defensive wall being built some time after 180 AD. Roman occupation ended after 410 AD. The city changed hands, and today some of its most famous structures were originally founded after the Norman invasion. Construction on both the Palace of Westminster and the Tower of London started before 1100 and the first attempt at the London Bridge was finished in 1206.

Roman London had an all-time high population of 60,000 comprising people from all over the Roman Empire, and modern London’s population is estimated to be over 8.6 million people.

New York City

Before European settlers came to the area, the area now known as New York City was inhabited by Algonquin people. The area was first documented in 1524 and was called New Netherland in 1614. Permanent residences were established by Europeans in 1624 and was passed from the Dutch to the English in 1674.

Right now, New York City has an estimated population of over 8.6 million people.

Cities By Murder Rate

Using 2017 numbers, the cities with the highest homicide rates are Los Cabos, Mexico, Caracas, Venezuela, and Acapulco, Mexico. All three cities have more than 106 homicides per 100,000 people living there.

In the United States, the city with the highest murder rate is St. Louis with 65,83 homicides per 100,000 people followed by Baltimore with 55.48 murders per 100,000 people.

Of the fifty cities with the highest murder rates in the world:

  • 17 cities are in Brazil
  • 12 cities are in Mexico
  • 5 cities are in the USA / Puerto Rico
  • 5 cities are in Venezuela

Sources: The Daily Mail, NY Daily News, Wikipedia

More Politically INCORRECT Cartoons for Monday April 2, 2018

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoons

In Search of a Crime

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With his army of hard left democrat prosecutors, it looks as if Special Counsel Mueller is in search of a crime he can pin on Trump.

Political cartoon by Antonio F. Branco ©2017.

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London Terrorist ‘Brainwashed’ British Children In The Park

Reported by Jacob Bojesson | Foreign Correspondent | 8:53 PM 06/04/2017

Armed police officers walk outside Borough Market after an attack left 6 people dead and dozens injured in London, Britain, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Armed police officers walk outside Borough Market after an attack left 6 people dead and dozens injured in London, Britain, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls   



One of the three jihadis behind Saturday’s terror attack in London had been reported to anti-terror police on at least two occasions, British media reported Sunday.

The suspect developed deep extremist views over the past two years, according to one of his former friends. The friend said he contacted police about comments the suspect made about previous attacks, but authorities did not move forward with an investigation.

“We spoke about a particular attack that happened and like most radicals he had a justification for anything and everything and that day I 
realized I needed to contact the authorities,” the unnamed friend told BBC. “I did my bit. I know a lot of other people did their bit, but the authorities did not do their bit.”

The man got increasingly radicalized by watching YouTube videos of American hate preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril.

“He used to listen to a lot of Musa Jibril,” the friend told BBC. “I have heard some of this stuff, and it’s very radical. I am surprised this stuff is still on YouTube and is easily accessible. I phoned the anti-terror hotline. I spoke to the gentleman. I told him about our conversation and why I think he was radicalized.”

Erica Gasparri, a neighbor of the suspect, claims she reported him to authorities two years ago after he began “brainwashing” her children. She confronted him when her children came home and told her they wanted “to become a Muslim.”

“He was trying to radicalize the children, he would go down to the park and talk to them about Islam,” Gasparri said, according to The Telegraph. “He also came to the houses and gave the kids money and sweets during Ramadan.”

Police have not released the identities of the suspects. The attacks killed seven people and injured 48.

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‘This Bloodshed Will End’ — Trump Vows ‘To Do What Is Necessary’ To Keep Terror From American Shores

Reported by Photo of Peter Hasson Peter Hasson | Associate Editor | 11:44 PM 06/04/2017

“This bloodshed must end. This bloodshed will end. As president, I will do what is necessary to prevent this threat from spreading to our shores and work every single day to protect the security of our country, our communities and our people.”

The president stressed the need for his proposed travel ban after the London terror attacks on Saturday that left seven people dead and at least 48 others injured. The travel ban is currently held up in court.

“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights,Trump stated in the aftermath of Saturday’s attacks.  “We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”

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The Clarion Project Newsletter for Monday, June 5, 2017


London Terrorist Tried to Radicalize Children  Children are also targeted in the United States  Learn More

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ISIS Warns American, British Christian Clergy, Congregants: You’re Next

waving flagBy Bethany Blankley July 28, 2016

Christian PersecutionFollowing the brutal murder of an elderly Catholic Priest in France, ISIS has publicly warned British Christian clergy and their congregants: you’re next. Police publicly warned Britain’s 5.4 million Christian church goers, pastors and clergy to be on alert as they are likely targets for ISIS.

The Daily Mail reports that security has now been increased for Britain’s 47,000 churches in response to ISIS’s threat to target Christians and churches in major world cities. Roughly 5.4 million British citizens are church members.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: ‘Following recent events in France, we are reiterating our protective security advice to Christian places of worship and have circulated specific advice today. We are also taking this opportunity to remind them to review their security arrangements as a precaution. Daesh and other terrorist groups have targeted Christian as well as Jewish and other faith groups in the West and beyond. While the threat from terrorism remains unchanged at severe we urge the public to be vigilant.

Citing analysts at the SITE intelligence group, the Mail reports that London is on an ISIS hit list of cities it plans to target next. But, London is not alone. America is next.

ISIS released pictures of major world cities online, two of which are New York City and Washington, D.C.

One image ISIS published is of the Statue of Liberty on fire with a caption that reads: “Washington soon.” And:


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ISIS urges its followers to attack churches, which it refers to as “Christian crusaders.”

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London’s Holy Turf War

America are you paying attention

The following video is more than a little disturbing. What is going on inEngland right now, particularly London, WILL BE A PART OF AMEIRCA’S LANDSCAPE VERY SOON, unless we wake up and put a stop to it before it gets the level you are about to view.

Jerry Broussard of

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