Former LAPD Officer arrested in Scotland for preaching that homosexuality is a sin:
An American preacher serving on a week-long mission trip in Scotland was reportedly arrested Wednesday for openly preaching that homosexuality is a sin.
Former LAPD Deputy Sheriff Tony Miano Was Arrested in Scotland for Preaching That Homosexuality Is a Sin
Tony Miano’s legal problems began when he delivered general comments about immorality during an outdoor sermon.
He spoke about adultery, promiscuity and — homosexuality, The Christian Post reported.
It was this latter issue that ended up landing Miano, who once served as Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff, in hot water.
As he was preaching, a woman who disagreed with his message yelled out that she has a gay son and threatened to call police on Miano and Pastor Josh Williamson, another preacher who accompanied him.
“Tony wasn’t focusing just on homosexual practice — it was about all sin,” Williamson said in a statement distributed by the Christian Legal Centre, a legal group based in London. “A woman was yelling at him and her friend noticed we were filming the preaching, so she ran up to me and tried to smash my camera.”
The woman then made good on her promise and called the police.
When Scottish authorities arrived, they reportedly arrested Miano on the charge of “breach of peace with ‘homophobic’ aggravation.