13 November 2015

78-year-old pastor who called Islam 'satanic' vows to defend Christian faith, says human freedoms on trial, not him

An ailing 78-year-old British pastor who has been charged in court for calling Islam "satanic" and "heathen" has vowed to defend his action and his Christian faith with all his might during his trial set for Dec. 14-16 in a Belfast court.

Pastor James McConnell was charged with sharing a "grossly offensive" message at the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle.

"I am not running away, definitely not. I am going to take my stand for the Lord," he told BBC as reported by Charisma News.

McConnell told reporters that as far as he is concerned what is on trial is not him for the "Muslim issue" but rather "freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, the freedom of worship and the freedom of preaching the gospel and saying what is in your heart." [Christian Today] Read more