Pastor Who Called Islam 'Satanic' Found Not Guilty

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An Irish pastor who said Islam was "satanic" and a "doctrine spawned in hell" was acquitted of making "grossly offensive" remarks about Islam. A Belfast court judge ruled that while 78-year-old James McConnell had made "offensive" comments, they were not "grossly" offensive under the law. Shortly after the ruling, the evangelical pastor insisted he was not trying to insult the Muslim community. "There was no way I was out to hurt them," he said. "I wouldn't hurt a hair on their head." McConnell made those comments about Islam during a sermon he preached at his church in May 2014. Andrea Williams from Christian Concern discusses why Christian leaders in the UK believe there is an atmosphere of intolerance towards Christians. read more
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