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American Evangelist Tony Miano Arrested & Jailed In London For Preaching Homosexuality As Sin

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American Evangelist Tony Miano Arrested & Jailed In London For Preaching Homosexuality As Sin

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July 7th, 2013 – American Preacher Tony Miano Arrested & Jailed By London Police For Calling Homosexuality Sin

While on a public sidewalk in front of the Centre Court Complex during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, An American preacher was arrested, fingerprinted, had DNA samples taken and then interrogated, after a woman out shopping called the police to complain that she was offended by what was being said.

Tony Miano, a retired Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff who traveled to the UK with Sports Fan Outreach International as part of a mission to bring the Gospel to England, was speaking from 1 Thessalonians which mentions “sexual immorality” and had cited homosexuality alongside “fornication” as examples of what he believed went against “God’s law”.

In an interview with, Tony Miano stated, “As the questioning started it became apparent that the interrogation was about more than the incident that took place in the street, but what I believed and how I think,” he said. “I was being interrogated about my thoughts…that is the basic definition of thought police.” He said he had arrested many people in his career but never over something they believed. “It surprised me that it is possible for a person to be taken to jail for their thoughts,” he said. “It surprised me that here in the country that produced the Magna Carta, that an otherwise law abiding person could lose his freedom because one person was offended by the content of my speech.” He said he feared Britain and other countries were already on a “slippery slope” towards the erosion of free speech and has written to Parliament outlining his experiences.

An article by quotes Tony Miano, “It was surreal because I was interrogated about my faith in Jesus Christ,” Miano said. “I was asked if I believe that homosexuality is a sin. I was asked what portion of the Bible I was reading. I was asked if a homosexual was hungry and walked up to me, would I give them something to eat.”

Police then concluded by asking Miano whether he believed he did anything wrong, and if he would make similar statements again when released. Miano replied by contending that he had done nothing unlawful, and that he would indeed preach the same message again if he felt led to do so by the Lord. During questioning The officer asked him, “Do you feel that what you did is 100 per cent acceptable in a public place?” and “Will you do this again tomorrow?” Mr. Miano replied affirmatively to both questions. The investigating officer told Mr. Miano’s solicitor that his answers to these last two questions left him no choice but to seek prosecution.

Tony Miano is a full-time evangelist, speaker, writer and radio host; you can connect with him at Entire footage of the incident including the arrest is available on Tony Miano’s YouTube Channel.

[Source: Christian News Wire]



  1. Akuwawax in Barotseland / Zambia

    July 7, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    Shoddy and cheap arrest, I believe those behind the arrest of this clergyman practice homosexuality. Let the man of God alone you fools. Stupid idiots.

  2. Amatey Winner

    July 7, 2013 at 5:48 AM

    you have to be afraid of whom can only kill d flesh but who that can kill both flesh n soul.d truth must b told is left to pick it up to so

  3. Adegbe

    July 7, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    They are doomed. God that u served is with u.

  4. adeniran

    July 7, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Obama should be imprison in any of Africa country .where law against gay is pass into law AMERICA is on the road to COLAPSE. GOD STANDARD REMAIN. Preacher ride on

  5. Ekene Moses

    July 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Ride on soldier of the cross and defender of the gospel. The host of heaven are happy at you and all true christians are proud of you. Christians must come to a point when they can say with the apostles “It better to obey God rather than men” Acts 4:19, and like the Hebrews “we are not ready to obey you in this matter”Dan.3:16. Shalom!

  6. mulikat

    July 7, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    God will bless this man of God,Homosexuality is a sin in Islam,Christianity and our Africa Tradition,so a white man can come out and fight this useless Homo, free Tony Miano,cos Homoseyuality is a Sin ,all u western leader are sinner to sign into ur Law that they can even get married.

  7. Aniekan Enoh

    July 7, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Dis is d bigining of america’s distruction cus wat happen 2 dis man of God emanated 4rm USA. Obama b careful 4 u r only fulfillin wat jesus said dat people lik u wil surely rise, but u can neva end d world, d devil is only using u n he aboundon u whn ur end comes, dis is 1 of d reason y sodom was destroyed, remember sodom ws nt d only country in d world dey4 God wil single u out n destroy u n ur cohot. Unles u repent

  8. Okotaoburu

    July 7, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    4 it is written, ”Touch not my anionting and do my prophet no harm”. London Govt, take note!!

  9. osagie

    July 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
    18:24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

  10. Kingoye

    July 7, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Even if dey do more dan dat it will never seperate us frm d gospel of christ

  11. mimi4naija

    July 7, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Thank God we still have men of God in the west who read and understand the word. Continue Pastor

  12. Harrison

    July 7, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Stephen was stone 2 death cus he spoke d truth in bible. so d truth mus be told 2 liberate some countries 4rm sinful bondage.

  13. Taniform Lionel M

    July 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Preach man of GOD. God got you. He is bigger than they.

  14. John

    July 7, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Abeg make una tell dem 4 us.Stupid

  15. lazarus Andy

    July 7, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Let the truth be told even at the gun point, my pastor more gréés to your muscle.

  16. Book of Life

    July 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    ‘BY THEIR FRUIT WE SHALL KNOW THEM’ wat a sinful world pls let d man of God alone!

  17. Boz

    July 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    God help us

  18. lucky

    July 7, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Since Obama came into power he came wit devilish act and ruling America in an ungodly way. Look at what is happening in thier country today when it was not so rampart during G. Bush regime, natural disasters as become d order of day, i pity the innocent soul dat perishing in dis course. Man, the God that set Paul nd Silas free must surely hear ur cry.

  19. Bukkybest

    July 7, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    The truth shall prevail and Almighty God shall fight for you. Evangelist Tony, continue to tell them the truth!

  20. Joe Osagie

    July 7, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Ride on, Man of God,while in jail, preach d word to their hearing,May God almighty reward U, greatly,

  21. fairpreshy

    July 8, 2013 at 6:05 AM


  22. Ameh justice

    July 8, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Do not give up ur faith in jesus

  23. fati

    July 8, 2013 at 10:43 AM


  24. Boosay

    July 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    End time has come!!! Christians, let’s beware!

  25. iron bar

    July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    i love his response.that he will preach harder if speech is not free..govt is really hindering it..its really a shameful thing to shld open their eyes and reject this act of shame

  26. emmanuel odinaka

    July 8, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    anti-christ is here in our midst. British Government are already sold to the devil. The world is at the verge of an end. Speech is no longer free in Britain. But aborminable acts are being carried out everyday in the open and the British Govt. Can’t batt an eye. The end is come. Let your grace save us oh Lord.

  27. Olajay

    July 8, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    No man can stop d gud news of our lord jesus christ. Evan tony i luv ur vision cus at the end it produce higher quality result. Help the kingdom to put in order their psychological constructed sinfull mind

  28. Samuel

    July 8, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Thank God that we still have good preachers that preach the truth.the police that arrested him must be agents of devil,idiots.

  29. Samuel

    July 8, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    My brother don’t mind them, Britons have sold their soul to the devil let’s thank evangelist tony for his good preaching anti christ is now in BRITISH.

  30. free0001

    July 9, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Fellow humans –

    How has it come to be that the majority of us of African descent are so unified in the most illogical, unbelievable, sophomoric tales of fantasy? Every comment that I’ve read thus far, supports the belief in the “great man in the sky”. Why do YOU follow jesus? BECAUSE YOU WERE TOLD TO DO SO FROM YOUTH. IT’S PURELY TRADITIONAL.

    Applied Intelligence breaks free the shallowness of locality, tradition, and culture. Let us reason, use our brains, stop being sheep? Are you so easily led into other superstition as well, or do you “throw the BS flag” when others attempt to mislead you in other facets of your daily lives?

    African in America…

  31. mrs ohio alias mrs ERANKO

    April 16, 2014 at 4:21 PM


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