British police department admits wrong in restricting Christian street preacher

by ian


British law enforcement appear to be apologizing for silencing a street preacher, saying their actions were “disproportionate.”

According to Christianity Today, in October of 2021 police gave Bristol-based pastor Dia Moodley a ‘Community Protection Notice” that banned him from “passing comments on any other religion or comparing them to Christianity” and “passing comments on beliefs held by Atheists or those who believe in evolution.”

It also barred him from preaching or evangelizing “at a time or place that has not had prior approval” from the local government.

Pastor Moodley soon filed a since-settled religious discrimination suit with Alliance Defending Freedom UK and the Free Speech Union.

ADF celebrated the outcome, while also calling for revisions to the laws that allowed the situation to happen in the first place.