Street Preachers Arrested in UK in Front of Cheering Crowd: Video

Overd Arrest II-compressedBRISTOL, UK — Among cheering crowds, four street preachers were arrested in the UK on Wednesday for causing a “disturbance” while exhorting men to “obey God and keep His commands.”

The incident occurred as local resident Mike Overd was open air preaching outside of the Bristol shopping center, while others engaged passersby in conversation and/or held gospel signs. Some of those joining Overd in the evangelism effort included American citizens visiting the country to share the gospel.

“The purpose of mankind is to worship God and enjoy Him,” Overd preached, according to recorded footage of their arrest. “You need to obey God and obey His commands. I hated His commands once and I remember what that mind frame is—it is like banging your head against a brick wall.”

Seconds later, Overd is approached by a police officer who orders him to leave the area.

“Look, you are causing a disturbance now,” the officer stated. “You are not welcome.”

“Go home! Go home!” a few men nearby chanted.

The officer warned that if Overd did not stop preaching, he would be arrested.

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“For God so loved the world, guys, that He gave His only begotten…” Overd declared, resisting the order.

The officer consequently immediately grabbed Overd by the arm while he was speaking and pulled him away. The crowd clapped and cheered enthusiastically.

In addition to Overd, Americans Mike Stockwell and Don Karns were taken into custody, as well as Bristol resident Adrian Clark. According to reports, the men were charged with violating Section 5 of the Public Order Act and released.

“A person is guilty of an offence if he—(a)uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior, or disorderly behavior, or (b) displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby,” the law reads.

The Bristol Post claims, according to a witness, that the men had stirred the crowd by preaching that “Allah does not exist” and that Muslims will go to Hell, as well as speaking harshly about the sins of homosexuality and divorce. It is not known whether the street preachers actually spoke on the subjects or if they were falsely accused out of a heckler’s veto.

As previously reported, Overd was accused in 2014 of speaking against homosexuality and Islam, and was leveled with two charges of using threatening and abusive words and a charge of causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress under the Public Order Act.

He was initially convicted by Judge Shamim Qureshi, a Muslim, who expressed concern that Overd quoted from Leviticus 12:13, which reads, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Quereshi said that the preacher should have selected another verse that was less offensive.

But Overd told Christian News Network that he never quoted from Leviticus at all, and that the claim was false.

Last December, Circuit Judge David Ticehurst overturned the conviction due to insufficient evidence from the prosecution.


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  • Peter Leh

    you cant just make a disturbance in the mall

    • Daddy50

      In the US freedom of speech is protected in public places. Not so in Britain?

      • Peter Leh

        try walking into a mall and start shouting… even in the US :>)

        • ironnat

          Where did you read they were inside the mall? “The incident occurred as local resident Mike Overd was open air preaching outside of the Bristol shopping center”

      • bowie1

        I don’t know about in public places but, say, if it is in a mall, I assume a person causing a disturbance could be ejected.

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        Not even close. It is a truly feminized state.

        • Ronald Carter

          “Feminized”.
          At the heart of so many of your posts is a contempt for women. I see it clearer than ever before.

          • ppp777

            No just feminised men , like you so it seems .

          • Ronald Carter

            Is that supposed to be an insult? Fail.

          • ppp777

            Maybe but still true .

          • Ronald Carter

            No. Fail.

          • ppp777

            No fail , just reprobate .

          • Ronald Carter

            Very much fail. You are dismissed now.

          • ppp777

            Huh , a certain reprobate .

      • ComeOnPeople!

        Those rights are quickly being undermined and new laws are being passed to shut up those who proclaim … the LORD has said… because it does not fit this corrupt systems ideology. The intent is to destroy the family unit by perverting GOD’s creation. GOD made us either male or female and told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply. These new laws favor not GOD’s creation but mans perversion of it. We are wrestling not with flesh and blood but with powers of wickedness in high places. When a man cannot speak about the CREATOR and plead with others to return to HIS ways and no longer be slaves to sin … he is no longer free in his country but will be persecuted under mans corrupt laws. Yet there are laws much higher and that man who may be persecuted by mans laws will one day be rewarded by GOD’s laws. I choose the later.

  • Christian Curcio

    ,” Overd preached, according to recorded footage of their arrest. “You need to obey God and obey His commands.

    That doesn’t sound like the gospel.

    • Daddy50

      Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”

      • Christian Curcio

        That was said to those who already professed to be his followers.

    • ironnat

      Matthew 5:17
      Jesus said: Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

      John 14:21
      “Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who
      loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal
      Myself to him.”

      John 15:10
      “If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.”

      1 John 5:3
      For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome,

      2 John 1:6
      And
      this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the
      very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk
      in love.

      • Christian Curcio

        1 jn is dealing with how one can know they are saved. Jesus did not abolish the law. but what is the gospel message of salvation? how is one saved? by keeping the commandments?

        • ironnat

          God’s plan of salvation was made clear in the ministry of Jesus Christ, the Promised Messiah. One is obviously saved by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. The Gospel message is more than saying a prayer. A sinner must acknowledge the hopelessness of his guilt before God in order for forgiveness to take place. He does that through understanding the righteousness of God. The sinner must understand that the “wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Without this foundational truth, no gospel presentation is complete.

          • Christian Curcio

            my original post was correct then when I stated that overd was not preaching the gospel. Your response to my statement was also in error b/c you were quoting passages in the Bible that are directed to those who have already made a profession of faith. one is saved by faith alone. one must believe that for Christs sake they are forgiven. when one truly believes that then they are saved. it is a total salvation, from the penalty and power of sin. But let us not confuse and quote passages to unbelievers that are meant for professing Christians.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            Peter preached repent ( turn back to God and HIS ways) be baptized in the name of Yeshua ( being baptized was not a new thing and meant that you would die out to your ways and follow the ways of the one your were baptized into) and then you shall receive the GIFT of the Holy Spirit ( this was the outpouring of God’s Spirit that was promised in the scriptures that would write the Law of GOD upon the heart and cause men to walk in HIS ways and precepts.) I’d say Peter did a very good job being a street preacher and yes later because the disciples continued to preach the same they were thrown in prisons and killed.

          • Christian Curcio

            at what point and by what means is Christs righteousness imputed to us?

          • ComeOnPeople!

            I will answer this when you answer …. What did Yeshua say would be the indicator that a man loves HIM ?

        • ironnat

          “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15. You need, as part of the Gospel message, to know what taking up your cross means. He is clearly speaking to non-believers here.

          • Christian Curcio

            yes Jesus said to repent and believe. where there is true faith there will be repentance. But the question is at what point and by what means is Christs righteousness imputed to us?

  • Stephen W.

    What part of “stop or you will be arrested” did he not understand?

    • Peter Leh

      yep.

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        Or he cared about their lost souls.

        Unlike you.

        • Peter Leh

          source?

        • Ronald Carter

          Can he care about them a bit more quietly?

    • Guest

      What part of “we ought to obey God rather than man” did you not understand?

    • ironnat

      The part where it conflicted with his right of free speech.

    • ComeOnPeople!

      Same old story… God’s people being shut up so that ungodly can feel good about turning their backs on GOD and HIS ways. Who I ask you loves sinners more? Those who cause them not to hear about their sins so that they remain in sin and then perish or those who preach even under the threat of imprisonment to offer them a chance to turn back to their CREATOR and be saved?

      • Ronald Carter

        If they’d done this to a Muslim demonstrator, you would have loved it. Don’t pretend you wouldn’t have.

        • ComeOnPeople!

          Nope wrong. I believe in freedom of speech and religion. Now if the person has a bomb strapped to his back and is preaching on the corner by all means shut him down.

    • ppp777

      Vey dumb post .

  • Peter Leh

    Mike Overd is not the only street preacher in the UK… if they can preach and not get arrested why can Mike?

    • Kelly Samuelson

      They probably always film themselves because sometimes for some reason people tend to get violent when the message of God is preached, and they dont want to be wrongly accused of starting a fight

    • ComeOnPeople!

      Most likely they beat the system and have stirred up the powers that be. Also they may film because then those who speak lies and bear false witness will have to deal with a film that shows the truth of the matter.

    • Ronald Carter

      I enjoy your posts. You are a reasonable Christian.

  • Gena B

    In the UK it IS against the law for someone to preach on a public corner, because it makes others uncomfortable. Period. It’s considered a sort of ‘hate crime.’

    • james blue

      By all means point to that law.

      • Gena B

        When a preacher is on the street saying things from scripture, (homosexuality is a sin, etc..) it is deemed ‘hate speech’ and will be subject to charges. For years this has been going on.

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          Thank God He wins in the end.

          • Josey

            Amen world, Glory, honor and praise to Christ Jesus forever!!! God bless you brother 🙂

            Romans 8:31-39 vs31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Oh, Josey – thank you SO much for that Scripture – God sent it through you at the perfect time! They were killing like crazy today at our abortuary, we had to stand there and watch it, and Romans 8 is perfect!

            Thank you SO much, Sister Josey – I praise God for you!

            The Lord bless you and keep you, Josey.
            The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.
            The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and grant you peace. Amen!

          • Josey

            Back at you world 🙂 you are a blessing and so bold in Him and I thank God for His perfect timing in giving a word to encourage your heart, Jesus loves you and so do I as a fellow believer and sister in Christ. There are so many ppl on here that you just know love Christ Jesus and who give so many encouraging words from the Lord, someday we will meet, I can’t wait to fellowship and worship Jesus all together before His throne, He alone is worthy!!!

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Amen, Josey, what stories we will tell and most importantly, what stories HE will tell – of all the things He was doing in the background!

          • Ronald Carter

            Excuse me – abortuary? I don’t believe that’s a real word.

          • ppp777

            That’s an understatement .

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          If he had done it in my city, preaching that homosexuals are evil, mentally ill, etc, he too would be arested since we have here a anti-hate speech law. So if he knows that and still preach, sorry but it”s is own fault. And they warned him and still he continued.

          • ppp777

            So there !!!

        • james blue

          That would be a case of manner, not words, There are rules about public speaking regarding volume or causing an obstruction etc. It is perfectly legal to preach on the streets in the UK.

          While I disagree with laws that hinder free speech the line is drawn in the UK in regards to “hate speech” not so much as with what is said, but the way it’s said.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Sad but true. I think that ANY speech which might offend is in play in the UK.

      Insanity.

      Coming to a country near us.

      • Gena B

        It is coming to America just like many other things that have passed in the UK.

        • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

          The beginning of it is already here.

          • Amos Moses

            Last night was really bad ……..

          • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

            Yes it was.

        • ppp777

          I thought it was the other way round after all America is the whore of Babylon mentioned in the bible .

      • ppp777

        Again you can blame the likes of blair and cameron for this .

    • http://bibletruthsandteachings.simplesite.com/ Believer

      It shouldn’t make others uncomfortable, but it does because it stirs up their demons that torment them and cause them to want to persecute the godly believer. Rest assured that people only preach the truth of scripture out of complete love and concern for their eternal souls, not hate. It’s not a fun thing to do, but an act of obedience to almighty God.

    • cijoy var

      go on a saturday to any market in UK you will find some one or group speaking to you about Jesus during Olympics one side Bible was distributed freely another side Quran was also distributed same way

      • Gena B

        But the catch is that if you speak the truth of scriptures that might not fit into modern liberal thinking, it would be deemed hate speech even if it’s God’s truth.

    • ppp777

      ” Hate crime ” another God hating buzz word , full stop .

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    “Tolerance” from the Left.

    If only he had been walking through the mall shouting “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” all would have been fine. He would have been applauded.

    Or “black lives matter.”

    Or any other politically correct slogan of grievance, real or imagined.

    But, not the offensive Gospel.

    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” — Romans 1:16

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Amen! People everywhere need the life-saving message of the Gospel.

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        Hi, Sister Grace! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us tonight! We love you and your posts so much!

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Thank you so much for your kindness towards me. Unprecedented number of the Muslims are getting saved through our Lord Jesus. May there be God’s merciful revival in Europe before the End comes!

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Yes, indeed! Aren’t Muslim background believers an amazing inspiration to us all?!?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Yes, truly and totally. Thank God for His salvation. It’s fairly new that Asian nations got to know human rights and freedom at all – just last century. Deepest gratitude to the Western Christians who kept bringing the life-saving Word of God, all kinds of charity, medicine, education, human rights, liberty, and lawfulness into the world. Jesus Christ is the Light of the world and the darkness never overcame Him. (John ch.1)

    • Ronald Carter

      No, you’re flat-out incorrect. If he’d been walking through a mall shouting ANYTHING he would have been creating a disturbance and would have been unwelcome. You are making this about the message and not about the sledgehammer way it is being delivered. Christians who set up booths and wait for people to come to them are not told to leave because they are being quiet and respectful.

      • Jolanda Tiellemans

        Yep, you’re right. I often visit Berlin and at one entrance to the subways there are always two Christians with a booth. They are respectfull and never get into your face. On the other hand, there is this kinda crazy guy who wants the wall back up and he is always yelling and cursing how bad it is in germany now, now the wall is gone. I have seen that he had been arrested several times for disturbing the peace. Yep, there is a big difference between being quiet and respectfull and being loud.

        • Ronald Carter

          People commenting here are choosing to make this about their Christian message being muzzled. It’s NOT about that. It’s about people creating a loud and unwelcome public disturbance of the peace. I personally think all street corner preaching should be banned if it can’t be kept to a noise level that doesn’t annoy people who have the right not to be yelled at in public.

          • JJJ4J

            Rubbish, balderdash, codswallop and pig’s knockings.

          • Ronald Carter

            Ah, so you think that people should have the right to disturb the peace with loud screaming.

          • JJJ4J

            I am so glad you got back to me because I have been thinking about your comment and as ‘they’ say the best defence is attack I want to ask you a question first and, dependent upon your answer, I might answer your question. How often have you moaned, whinged, complained, and generally been a pain in the neck either where the incident is taking place or on forums afterwards? I am referring, of course, to buskers. And have you ever complained, moaned or whinged about anybody preaching on the streets about anything else at all, or is it just those people who love the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth with all their hearts, minds, strength and souls who get up your nose?

          • Ronald Carter

            I make no distinction between buskers and street preachers. If they do what they do at an acceptable noise level I have no complaint.

        • JJJ4J

          See my comment above. God forbid you should ever be infected!

      • JJJ4J

        You need to bear in mind who it is, we who love the Lord Jesus Christ with all our hearts, our minds, our strength and our souls, should obey, YOU or God? Jesus told us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all nations and to teach them all that Jesus had taught His disciples and lo and behold in no time at all Peter and John are arrested for doing just that as you can see in the book of Acts and their response is as mine is above. (Acts 4:19-20) I will obey the law as long as it does not conflict with God’s laws, if it does then I will obey the One I love most in all the world, so you had better get used to it as I am in no way the only Christian out here thinking like this!

        • Ronald Carter

          I’m sure that whenJesus said to go into the world and preach the gospel he didn’t mean to SCREECH the gospel. Even people who already agree with the message are entitled to having a peaceful day free of disturbance. Just because it’s a Christian message doesn’t mean it should be delivered with an obnoxious sledgehammer approach.

    • ppp777

      ” Real or imagined ” , the P C brigade live in a world of their own

      • Ronald Carter

        So now it is PC to want to live free of noisy disturbances?

        • ppp777

          You won’t be saying that in hell .

          • Ronald Carter

            Right. Didn’t you say the n word here a while ago?

          • ppp777

            What of it ?

          • Ronald Carter

            Oh, nothing. See you in hell.

          • ppp777

            Is that all that all you have to say

          • Ronald Carter

            Yes, I think that covers it.

        • Jasmin

          The Bible clearly states it’s impossible for the world to get us. Also the new levels of world wide hostility can c only mean one thing, the great persecution is on its way and Christ will be here soon!!!!

          • Ronald Carter

            What does that have to do with people having their right to peace and quiet ?

    • Zionist Occupied Government

      Jews like Trostky murdered millions of Christians and destroyed their churches.

      • JJJ4J

        I didn’t think there were people like you left alive in the world, thank you for my afternoon snigger.

        • Zionist Occupied Government

          Facts are facts.

          • JJJ4J

            Circumstances, Situations lead to facts; God’s Word, His Promises lead to truth. The fact is I am a sinner but the truth is Jesus died in order that when I choose to believe in His life, death, resurrection and ascension and ask His forgiveness for my sins He cleanses me of all unrighteousness and I become righteous which is the truth. Fact is that being stung by a wasp hurts and hurts for a long time but the truth is God can and does heal the area and the pain goes. So facts are not necessarily always the truth.

          • Zionist Occupied Government

            In spiritual world facts are not but in logical world they are.

          • JJJ4J

            You mean the logical world which our logical God created? His logic is infinite, we are not, but everything when looked at through His eyes and His creativity is totally logical. However there are those ‘out there’ who will do and say all they can do and say to prove that God does not exist. As Jesus said if a man were to die and come back from the dead there will be those who will choose not to believe it. At the end of the day whether a person believes or not is a matter of choice – which, when you think about it, is totally logical!

    • http://www.amazon.com/Justin-Hamlin/e/B00CCBRLIE/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1 Citizen Justin

      No, I am from the UK and Ronald Carter is correct here.

      • Ronald Carter

        Thank you, can you please get a bullhorn to blare it in WorldGoneCrazy’s ears? It seems that is his preferred method of communicating his own messages and I’m assuming the only way he’ll understand.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Europe and Russia need more street preachers who preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is so sad to see the former Christendom hating the name of Jesus Christ now and having nothing else worthy. The Europeans must see that there is no life but only decadence apart from the Lord Jesus Christ.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      100% Truth!

    • Michael C

      Russian lawmakers are currently attempting to pass a law that would prohibit this type of evangelizing entirely. It would also prohibit people from sharing their faith with others in their own homes.

      • Heidi K.

        Yes, I never really trusted this atheist Putin.

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          He is still better than the perversion-supporters of the West. USA should not regard Russia as enemy now. The US children need Christian education for the nation to be safer. First things first.

          • Peter Leh

            For everyone to read

            ” He is still better than the perversion-supporting authorities of the West.”

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Remember God makes immoral nations to lose territories. USA blasphemes and sins knowingly. You must fear God. You need to repent of sins to get a life.

          • Peter Leh

            FOR ALL TO READ

          • Glorious_Cause

            You do know that Putin has journalists murdered, right?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Atheists do what atheists are made of. Why do you then support Hillary Clinton in USA? Because of her, countless American babies were put to death. There is no difference among politicians regarding belittling of the life of the commoners. USA needs a Christian leader who’d at least reduce infanticide and the atrocities of Sodomy.

        • ppp777

          Nor ” so called ” Christian abalma

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        It’s sad, but the Russians at least do not force the endorsement of perversion yet. It seems the whole world is trying to persecute the Christians. The Gospel spreads.

        • Josey

          Amen…The Lord Jesus Christ is victorious, He overcame the world and we are more than conquerors through Christ who gave us the same victory. They may think they are winning against God’s children but eternity is forever and time on this earth is nothing but a blink of the eye. Not by might, nor by power but by My Spirit saith the Lord of Hosts!

  • Nidalap

    Seems I recall as how the Apostles kept winding up on the wrong side of the law as well.

    • http://bibletruthsandteachings.simplesite.com/ Believer

      Arrested for disturbing the peace no doubt.

      • ComeOnPeople!

        To bad they didn’t see it rather as offering peace…

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Hey, Brother! Well said.

    • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

      People seem to forget that the Apostles were often told not to teach in the Name of Jesus. They refused to be silent about Jesus. Some not only went to jail but were beaten as well. Still they would continue to speak and teach in the Name of Jesus. The time is coming that we will face the same choice.Many out of fear will become silent. But I believe many will not be silent.

      • JJJ4J

        It is also good to bear in mind that only one of the Apostles died a natural death, the rest were martyred, why should we expect any different but, in the end, what has that to do with anything!

    • Peter Leh

      but why do it when you dont have too?

      they are not the only street preachers in the UK? Why are they not arrested?

      moreover this is not the only time they have been arrested?

      I smell a book deal in the making

      • Amos Moses

        Up voted by Ronnie Carter and Jolanda Tiellemans ………… WOW! ….. what an ringing endorsement …….

        John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

        Guess who loves you, boy …………..

        Ronald Carter
        Stories like this are music to my ears. I don’t care what a person’s message is, when you’re minding your own business or enjoying a meal or something and you’ve got some zealot shrieking at you, you are disturbing the peace and should be removed.

        Jolanda Tiellemans
        If he had done it in my city, preaching that homosexuals are evil, mentally ill, etc, he too would be arested since we have here a anti-hate speech law.

        “Conservative Christian” (eyeroll)

        • Ronald Carter

          Thanks for repeating my message, Amos. I stand by what I said. Being a “conservative Christian” does not earn you the right to be a public nuisance.

          • Amos Moses

            ” I stand by what I said.”

            i am sure you do ………. but that was not the point ………..

          • Ronald Carter

            Because you’re making this to be about a Christian message getting muzzled by a politically correct society. It’s not. It’s about respecting the peace.

          • Amos Moses

            Bull Roar …………..

          • Ronald Carter

            And WHY was he arrested, Amos? Did you even read the story?

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          Yep, and it is still true. And I’m glad we have a anti-hate speech law here, so people can’t spew hate speech in public. What they do in the privacy of their homes or what they preach in church I don’t care, as long as they don’t do it in the streets. But then again, people in my city are very laid back, not much hate speech here since we all accept LGBT people. I love my city. Oh and a lot of different religions here and we all get along.

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          Wow, one upvote, what a ringing endorsement. Guess who loves you boy.

          • Amos Moses

            i would prefer a zero ………. but i will live with it ………

          • Amos Moses

            Prv 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

          • ppp777

            Yep .

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            “Guess who loves you boy.”

            Why don’t you just call him the “n” word? Out of “love and tolerance.” 🙂

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Oh, I thought he was a Christian? Does it matter what the collor of his skin is? Maybe to you, not to me.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            You are the one who called him “boy.”

            I gather you are just letting your “liberalism” out a bit and going back to the days when your ideological ancestors owned black people.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            You are the one who is making this racial, not me. And I can’t smell or see if he is black, white, purple, orange with white spots, whatever collor he might be.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Hey, YOU are the one calling black people “boy.” You can see his avatar as much as I can. I admire your consistency with your liberal ideology.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            So, you’re avatar is not you. My avatar is not me. I can put up a avatar from a cat, doesn’t make me one.

            Well he called ronald carter a boy, for all we know he could be black too.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Haha – nice deflection. You called a poster with a black man’s avatar “boy,” and you just cannot admit that it was a racial slip – perhaps from your slave-owning ancestors?

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Haha, good one. If he is insulted by it he can say it himself. I must say you’re coming to a discussion site where worst thing are being said and you get your panties in a twist when someone says boy to someone else? Very thin skin I’ll guess. People called me whore and what else on discus. Can’t take it stay away.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            I just like seeing racists out themselves, that’s all. It’s all very liberal – you have the “choice” to call him “boy” or the “n” word or whatever.

          • ppp777

            The word is nigger .

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            You don’t know me, so don’t pretend you do.

          • Ronald Carter

            That’s what he does – constantly.

          • Ronald Carter

            SLAVERY!! There it is. WGC, you are nothing if not predictable.

          • Ronald Carter

            So because his avatar is black we are to assume he is black?

          • JJJ4J

            I am so sorry I had no idea you were blind, please forgive me if anything I have said has caused you offence!

          • Ronald Carter

            Didn’t you JUST suggest “black lives matter” was offensive in your post above???

      • Amos Moses

        What happened to the disciples?

        James – Was put to death by the sword by Herod Agrippa.(Acts 12:2)

        Philip – Was tortured then crucified by the Jews in Phrygia.

        Matthew – Beheaded at Nad-Davar.

        James the lesser – Brought to the top of the Temple in Jerusalem, was cast off and then beaten to death with a club.

        Peter – Crucified, by some reports, upsidedown.

        Paul – Beheaded by Nero in Rome.

        Andrew – Hanged on an Olive tree in Patrae, Achaia

        Thomas – Thrust through with pine spears, tormented with hot plates, then burned alive.

        Nathaneal (Bartholomew) – Was flayed then crucified.

        Matthias – Stoned to death while hanging on a cross.

        Judas Thaddeus (not Iscariot) – Beaten to death with sticks.

        Simon the zealot – Martyred but the manner is not recorded.

        John – Thrown into boiling oil, did not kill him but scarred him for life.

        But according to you ………… we should …….. “keep quite” ……….. what a “Conservative Christian” you are …………….. NOT …………..

        • Ronald Carter

          No one is telling you to be quiet, they are saying there is a respectful way to deliver your message and yelling it at people who are just trying to go about their day isn’t it. That is why he was arrested, he arrogantly continued on after being warned. You’re so quick to scream Christian persecution.

          • Amos Moses

            “No one is telling you to be quiet,”

            Wrong ……………. Mr Leehhhhhhh is ………….. except he cannot seem to spell check ………

          • Ronald Carter

            Just be glad there is no such thing as punctuation check, or you would cause the Internet to overheat.

        • JJJ4J

          Just what I said I just did not list the causes of death! Jesus told us we would be hated but He also told us to preach the gospel. We have had it easy for decades now the rubber is hitting the road!

          • Amos Moses

            Agreed …….. just trying to add to what you said …..

          • JJJ4J

            Smooth, man, real smooth! Hey don’t we usually meet up on Charisma?

          • Amos Moses

            i am banned from even upvoting a comment there ……… been that way for at least a year ……. a number of us got kicked at the sametime …… not a big loss ……….

          • JJJ4J

            I do recall one woman who used to comment on Charisma who was definitely way beyond the pale and I wrote to the moderator about her so I would have been partially responsible for her being removed but I do not recall writing about you, despite the fact that I did not always agree with what you said, that’s sad I am sorry to hear it.

      • JJJ4J

        Thank you for your cynicism you must obviously be British!

    • Glorious_Cause

      Pretty sick that people are cheering his arrest.

      I guess they don’t have freedom of speech in the UK.

      • Nidalap

        Don’t be so very sure that we have it here either. More freedoms eroding away daily…

        • Ronald Carter

          What are you referring to? The freedom to create a noisy public disturbance? That’s why he was arrested.

      • JJJ4J

        Allegedly we are supposed to and, I trust and pray, that they will be released, it depends on how many witnesses lie about what Mike said as they did the last time. However, the Lord knows the truth and I am sure we who love Him remember what He tells us all: “Vengeance is Mine!” I would certainly not like to fall into the hands of the Living God.

    • JJJ4J

      Acts 4 – the whole of the chapter really!

  • Lynda Wentz

    Jesus said if ye were of the world the world would love you, we knew these times were coming ,we shouldn’t be surprised but it still hurts just the same.

    • Herb Planter

      indeed

  • Tom W.

    The Lord Jesus said “Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” Matthew 24:35
    The world can do all the arresting they want it will never stop or change the truth.

    • Heidi K.

      Amen.

  • Ronald Carter

    Stories like this are music to my ears. I don’t care what a person’s message is, when you’re minding your own business or enjoying a meal or something and you’ve got some zealot shrieking at you, you are disturbing the peace and should be removed.

    As the cheering crowd here seems to feel. They don’t hate God or his message or anything like that. They just want to enjoy peace and quiet, and if they feel the need for spiritual counsel they know where to look for it.

    • Heidi K.

      Of course they hate GOD and HIS Word, most unsaved people do.

      • Ronald Carter

        No, they just don’t want it blared in their ears by rude, arrogant boors.

        • ppp777

          That is a typical God hating cop out .

          • Ronald Carter

            I don’t hate God. I hate stupid people who think they speak on God’s behalf.

          • Heidi K.

            If you would love the LORD you would love to listen to HIS Word. Look up Romans 10:17

          • Ronald Carter

            No thanks.

  • Ronald Carter

    There was a similar story last year that got some attention, not sure if it was posted here, but there was a street preacher outside a sidewalk cafe doing this and a little girl was yelling at him to shut up. She’s right. When people are trying to enjoy a meal and a conversation and someone with a bullhorn is making it so you can’t even hear the people you are with, you should be removed. I don’t care what the message is or how well-intentioned. There’s a way to respectfully get a message out, and this ain’t it.

    • Josey

      I watched that video and that little girl wasn’t taught to respect anyone, if that were my child and even if I didn’t like what was being said, she would have minded her manners, that little girl was cursing and spitting like she was possessed by a demon. What kind of parents allows their children to act like that? Parents who don’t care and teach their children rebellion and those parents are going to reap what they won’t want to reap when that child gets older.

      • Ronald Carter

        If she’d been my little girl, I would have raised her allowance. Why should she respond respectfully to someone who is yelling outside a cafe where people can’t hear each other speaking? Is that preacher earning respect by showing no thought for the people he is annoying?

    • Jolanda Tiellemans

      LOL!!!! No one was even listening to him!

      • ppp777

        Really , then why the agro ?

  • Heidi K.

    What a shame, this shouldn’t happen in a western country. The end times are screaming at us, get rapture ready, people!!

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Yes, the Western nations were all Bible-literate Christendom before; that’s the reason they were the best on earth. It’s so surreal the Britons reject the name of Jesus this century. Europe needs Jesus. There is no other salvation on earth.

    • Ronald Carter

      So you think that people being arrested for disturbing the peace is a sign that we are living in the end times?

      • Josey

        when they lock up preachers for preaching the love of the gospel of Jesus Christ, yes it is a sign of the end times as was prophesied in the Bible, God’s word to us. And holding up signs and preaching the gospel is in no way disturbing the peace, like another commenter said, move on if you don’t want to hear it, no one is forcing you to plant your feet there, there were agitators and those disturbing the peace but it wasn’t the preachers and the cops arrested the easiest ones to arrest, they were lazy.

        • Ronald Carter

          May I ask you how you’d feel about a Muslim doing street corner preaching, loudly insisting that people observe the Qu’ran, and damning the unrepentant and annoying passers by?

          • Josey

            First of all I’d seek Christ and obey what He tells me to do, whether walk away or engage but He promised to give me the words to say so I am not afraid of a muslim preaching on the street if they are not preaching hate and murder or sharia law.

          • Josey

            btw…they certainly don’t have a problem with thous. of muslims bowing down in the middle of New York and praying, were they arrested for blocking the sidewalk? NO!

          • Ronald Carter

            You’d seek Christ and obey what He tells you to do? May I ask you what on earth that means? You means you would physically ask Jesus out loud?

      • Jolanda Tiellemans

        How many times have I heard that? I guess any excuse to loudly announce that we are living in the end times are good enough for them.

      • Heidi K.

        This is about Christianity, Christians are being silenced throughout the western nations.

        • ppp777

          The truth is always suppressed .

      • ppp777

        It is a good as sign as any .

  • sholland

    Do we or do we not have freedom of speech in this country? It seems not. If the unruly crowd don’t like what’s being said, walk away. They in fact should have been told to walk on by and not the preachers.

    • Amos Moses

      Agreed …….. but this was in England and while the same action should apply …. unfortunately … it does not ….. many pastors are arrested there for open air preaching …….. very sad ….. the European church is dead ………….

      Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin
      A Christian street preacher was arrested and locked in a cell for telling a passer-by that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God – The Telegraph UK – 2010

      Police Arrest US Street Preacher in Scotland for Calling Homosexuality a Sin
      Scottish police arrested Tony Milano, a U.S. preacher and former Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff, for breach of the peace and for using “homophobic” language in the condemnation of sin – Christian Post – 2013

      • ppp777

        You can blame Cameron for this .

        • Amos Moses

          Sorry …… who even brought up his name ………

          • ppp777

            Like the name satan , it has to be brought up sometime .

    • ppp777

      England is long past redemption .

  • Josey

    They falsely accused Jesus Christ as well, God bless these preachers in every way.

  • https://disqus.com/home/channel/fakethoughtsandprayers/ Chip01

    The officer warned that if Overd did not stop preaching, he would be arrested.

    Why is this so hard?

    • Ronald Carter

      THANK YOU.

    • Jolanda Tiellemans

      Uhm, what do some of them always say? I follow God’s law not human law. Maybe he thought that he was above human law.

      • https://disqus.com/home/channel/fakethoughtsandprayers/ Chip01

        And.. He would be wrong.

        🙂

      • Ronald Carter

        Are you on Facebook Jolanda?

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          Yeah. Can you find me?

          • Ronald Carter

            I wrote to what I thought was you, can you check?

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Got nothing.

          • Ronald Carter

            Are you je suis nice? I sent a message.

  • Josey

    Most officers would have turned to those instigators saying hateful things while the officer was dealing with the preacher and the officer would have told them to walk away and let him handle the situation, this dumb officer is allowing ppl in the crowd to even touch him, cops in the U.S. don’t allow that.

  • BaronHardup

    There are places for preaching, They are called churches. Or, if you wish, you can hire a private hall and speak to people who are willing to listen. You cannot simply start shouting off and condemning people willy-nilly in the streets, especially when what you wish to say is offensive to so many other people.

  • http://www.remnantofgod.org/ John1429dotorg

    The best way to reach a man’s heart…is one on one contact…

  • Zionist Occupied Government

    Bankers run England.

  • Prof. Asoka Ekanayaka

    This astonishing incident reflects the depths to which modern Britain has degenerated morally and spiritually. Both government and society now despise the glorious Judeo Christian heritage that once made Britain a great nation. Nor does Royalty seem to care. Even the Church has become insipid and irrelevant having jumped the rails of orthodoxy, abandoning the doctrinal purity of biblical christianity with its apostolic foundations in favour of a devient liberal christianity that is all things to all men after the fashions of the world. Agressive secularism and galloping multiculturalism have produced a rootless society prone to fragmentation. Mesmerised by the hysterical advocacy of a small aggresive LGBT minority the axe is being laid to the roots of the traditional family that has been the cornerstone of social stability since the birth of civilisation. No wonder with the former sturdy Christian foundations of British society in ruins, the advancing demonic forces of radical Islam are met with alarm, confusion, consternation and ponderous analysis – but no answers. Ominously such trends have echoes of the irreligion, debauchery, and pervasive corruption that preceded the fall of the great Roman Empire. The truth is that Britain is no longer a Christian country. On the contrary it is actively anti-christian.

    Ironically I live in a country thousands of miles away (Sri Lanka) which has 77% Buddhists and only 7% Christians. Notwithstanding majority resistence to Christian evangelism, it is easier and more respectable to be a committed Christian in Sri Lanka than in Britian today. Heterosexual marriage is still very popular. The traditional family is venerated as the norm. Nor has the State legalised buggary and sodomy. In the academic domain to which I belong to be a Christian is not considered “culturally incorrect”. As a University Professor I am not despised for having committed intellectual suicide by being a Christian. This stark contrast is a telling commentary on the tragedy that has overtaken Britain and western society.

  • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

    For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

    • http://thebenevolentthou.com/ Max T. Furr, author

      There are myths in the Bible as well, e.g., the creation, the Tower of Babel, a world wide flood, and to Israel’s credit, the invasion and genocide of Canaan. There are more, but that’s enough to make my point–which is based in science/reason.

      • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

        Thank you for ably illustrating what the Bible says (above), by means of your personal testimony.

        • http://thebenevolentthou.com/ Max T. Furr, author

          Thanks, I’m glad that you agree.

          • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

            Of course I don’t agree (what a ridiculous idea), and you’re welcome.

          • http://thebenevolentthou.com/ Max T. Furr, author

            Sarcasm for sarcasm. 😀

  • http://thebenevolentthou.com/ Max T. Furr, author

    I notice that there seems to be some details left out. If Overd was preaching anti Islam rhetoric, then he certainly should be arrested. There is no more evidence for most of his beliefs than Muslims have for theirs. Such speech can only inflame followers of Islam. Would anyone think that Christians would tolerate a Muslim street-preaching anti Christian rhetoric? Most likely, he would be luckly if he weren’t beaten to death (In the U.S., that would be “shot dead.”).

  • Cathy Hopton

    So sad God blessed him with boldness shame on the hecklers and the police Father forgive them for they no not what they do 🙁

  • cookie44

    Muslim judge prosecuting a Christian….hummm!!! Thousands of Muslims get to fill the streets in London (blocking traffic) kneeling to pray, yet 1 or 2 Christians cannot speak out the true Word of GOD! Folks, the end is near. Are we ready?

  • JJJ4J

    My goodness me, it is that bad now in the UK and I am visiting there next month – it used to be my home. Nevertheless if given the opportunity I will explain the reason for the hope that I have and if I am questioned about the practice of homosexuality and’or Islam I will reply honestly. Jesus never, ever lied and neither will I not even for Him, for He would not require it of me. I know the god of another religion encourages its followers to lie but not Jesus, never Jesus.

  • Da

    “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities” – Romans 13:!

  • Herb Planter

    Preach it!!!!!!!!!