The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) argued that parts of the Bible are “abusive” and “no longer appropriate in modern society” in a now-dropped prosecution against a British street preacher.
John Dunn, 55, was preaching in Swindon, southwest England, in November 2020 when two women walked past holding hands and he said, “I hope you are sisters.” They replied that they were in a same-sex marriage.
He then said, “It says in the Bible that homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God,” which is a verse from 1 Corinthians 6.
The two women reported Dunn to the police, describing his comments as “biblical speak.” They also alleged that he had shouted at them that “they will burn in hell,” which he denied.
Dunn preaches despite having lost his voice box following throat cancer.