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Jail for Calling Homosexuality A Sin

Tony Miano is a retired deputy sheriff and former chaplain with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A little over a week ago he went to London with the ministry group called Sports Fan Outreach International to do street preaching outside the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. While doing this, he was arrested. When a woman heard Miano mention that the Bible was clear about homosexuality being a sin she cursed at him, then called the police who arrived shortly thereafter and arrested him. The charge was “using homophobic speech that could cause people anxiety, distress, alarm or insult.”

Upon arriving at the police station he was fingerprinted, had a DNA sample taken, then was interrogated. After a thirty minute interrogation and seven hours in jail, Miano was released when police decided to not pursue charges against him. A transcript of his interrogation can be found here. It is a bit lengthy but I highly encourage it be read. It appears Miano’s […] → Keep reading