Pastor McConnell not guilty of 'grossly offensive' remarks about Islam


Evangelical Christian preacher Pastor James McConnell has been found not guilty of making “grossly offensive” remarks about Islam.
The 78-year-old, from Shore Road in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, denied two charges relating to a sermon he gave in a Belfast church in 2014.
A judge said while he considered the remarks offensive, he did not consider them “grossly” offensive under the law.


Never should have been charged in the first place. And the prosecution of him is an assault of free speech rights and the Christian faith.


The story destroys the foolish idea that America should be more like European countries.



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