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Dale McAlpine: A Tale Of Sodomy, God And Free Speech

by | 3rd, May 2010

DALE McAlpine has been charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” for standing on the top of stepladder telling a passing shopper that homosexuality goes against the word of god.

Mr McAlpine says blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships are sins.

Tuning in is a gay police community support officer (PCSO). This PCSO approaches the female shopper,. He then approaches Mr McAlpine. He says he’s received a complaint. In Wokington, Cumbria, Mr McAlpine is arrested and sent to the cells for seven hours.

Says Mr McAlpine to the PCSO (as he claims):

I am not homophobic but sometimes I do say that the Bible says homosexuality is a crime against the Creator”.

He claims the PCSO said he was gay and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender liaison officer for Cumbria police.

Mr McAlpine: “It’s still a sin.”

He sermonises for 20 minutes. Three police arrive. He is arrested. Police take a DNA swab.

Mr McAlpine is charged under Sections 5 (1) and (6) of the Public Order Act. He is bailed. He is forbidden from preaching in public. His trial date awaits.

So. Who are you most afraid of – the man who quotes the Bible from the top of a ladder? The so-called word of God? Or the copper with vested interest?

A few points: might Abu Hamza and his ilk have been nicked had a PCSO overheard them? Homosexuality, once viewed as a crime and punishable by death – a law only repealed in 1861 – is now not even to be the subject of an individual’s opinion?

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