WEB Notes: These men were answering questions and some people did not like the answer they received. People that get upset when they get an answer were only looking for you to agree with their position to begin with. That is what happened here.
Here is a quote from one of the officers,
“There’s a line of freedom of speech,” the officer told Overd. “[I]t’s when you’re causing a disturbance, that is, aggravating people, anti-social behavior, which you were causing.”
It only became a disturbance when the people received an answer they did not want to hear. That is when it became “aggravating to people” that is when it became, “anti-social behavior”. Look at all the buzz words they throw in there to try and make their point. This is pure psychology being used.
Two street preachers who were arrested last July on accusations of “causing a disturbance” and engaging in “anti-social behavior” after some listeners became offended by their speech about issues such as Islam, Buddhism, homosexuality and divorce have been found guilty of “intentionally alarming” the public with open-air preaching.
The verdict against Michael Overd of the U.K. and Michael Stockwell of the U.S. was handed down Tuesday in Bristol Magistrates’ Court. They were fined nearly $2,500 each.