Anti-gay street preacher given compensation after arrest
A Christian street preacher who raged against the “effeminate” and said gays would go to hell has won £4,000 in damages for being arrested.
Anthony Rollins, of Birmingham, was arrested in July 2008 when a passerby took offence to his remarks about homosexuality and called 999.
The 45-year-old preacher, a regular on the city’s streets, was handcuffed and held in a police cell for almost four hours.
He had been quoting passages from the Bible which condemn the “unrighteous”, including adulterers, the effeminate, and “abusers of themselves with mankind”.
Mr Rollins announced that effeminate meant gay and that “the abominable shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone”.