A great example of how to handle a Section 5 arrest and interview.
Here’s the preacher Tony Miano from where the police turn up to where he gets arrested.
And now two gems from the interview transcript.
The issue obviously as well, is, well, you know, I appreciate what youâ€™re saying regarding your beliefs and the fact that you were preaching the Gospel. As I said to you earlier, not everyone is religious. Okay, so they donâ€™t have an understanding as you, as you obviously as you do of the Gospel.
I certainly donâ€™t. So, do you accept that what you were saying, is likely to upset some people.
No, I donâ€™t accept that. Because Iâ€™ve also seen people with tears in their eyes come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, realizing that theyâ€™ve sinned against God. Regardless, my understanding is that what the word of God says about the nature of man is that regardless of what a person expresses with their mouth, or with their demeanor, or with their body language, even if they would say that they were offended or insulted does not necessarily mean thatâ€™s the case. It could very well be that theyâ€™ve been convicted but their heart and they donâ€™t want the preacher to see that.
And thatâ€™s always my hope.
My hope is that that lady will go home tonight and she will turn from her sin and put her trust in Jesus Christ the Lord for her salvation. That one day I will get to worship with her side by side in heaven.
Just a couple questions I had. What would you say to anybody that said you were trying to insult people.
I would say theyâ€™re wrong.
And why would you say that?
The reason for being out there. The reason I flew all the way from Southern California to London, was to love people and share the Gospel with them. I hope to be used by God to see people come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Thereâ€™s never intent to insult, thereâ€™s never any intent to inflame. Of course people arenâ€™t going to agree with everything I say, just as I don’t agree with everything other people say. But my intention, is, to love people as others loved me and shared the Gospel with me so that I could receive forgiveness of my sin and the free gift of eternal life. Thatâ€™s why I came to London last year during the Olympics. Thatâ€™s why I came this year to Wimbledon. And thatâ€™s why I hope I can come back as many times as possible. Because I love this country and I love the people of this country. And I donâ€™t want to see anybody perish in their sin.
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