Police Tell Cafe Owner: Stop Showing Bible DVDs -- or We Will Have to Arrest You; Faith under Fire as BBC Shuns AD and BC for 'Common Era' Years.While New Testament Verses Are Deemed 'Deeply Offensive' under Public Order Laws
Byline: Ross Slater, Jonathan Petre
POLICE have threatened a Christian cafe owner with arrest - for displaying passages from the Bible on a TV screen. Jamie Murray was warned by two police officers to stop playing DVDs of the New Testament in his cafe following a complaint from a customer that it was inciting hatred against homosexuals.
Mr Murray, 31, was left shocked after he was questioned for nearly an hour by the officers, who arrived unannounced at the premises. He said he had turned off the Bible DVD after an 'aggressive inquisition' during which he thought he was going to be arrested and 'frog-marched out of the cafe like a criminal'.
But he added: 'I have now checked on my rights and I am not going to be bullied by the police and the PC lobby out of playing the Bible silently in my cafe. It's crazy. Christians have to stand up for what they believe in.' The Salt and Light cafe in Blackpool has for years repeatedly …
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Publication information: Article title: Police Tell Cafe Owner: Stop Showing Bible DVDs -- or We Will Have to Arrest You; Faith under Fire as BBC Shuns AD and BC for 'Common Era' Years.While New Testament Verses Are Deemed 'Deeply Offensive' under Public Order Laws. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: September 25, 2011. Page number: 8. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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