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Pastor James McConnell

Will Preachers Be Put On Trial Here?

Back in May 2014, Pastor James McConnell preached a sermon. Somewhere in this sermon he said “Islam is heathen, Islam is satanic, Islam is a doctrine spawned in hell.” Nineteen months later Pastor McConnell is on trial in Belfast, Ireland.

Pastor James McConnellDespite being a predominately Christian nation, Irish politics have passed a law in 2003 that is now being used in an attempt to silence preachers. Because of that sermon, delivered in the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle, he is being charged with “improper use of a public electronic communications network, and causing a grossly offensive message to be sent by means of a public electronic communications network.”

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