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American Preacher Arrested in Scotland

Written By: Alisa Harris  |  Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Shawn Holes was preaching to a crowd in Glasgow, Scotland, when same-sex couples asked the American evangelist what he thought about homosexuality. It wasn't the first time the question had come up; in fact, he hears it asked frequently.

Holes said he answered, "Your homosexuality is the least of your problems. Your problem is your heart." He added that homosexuality is a sin deserving of hell but that all sinners, including himself, deserve God's wrath but are offered salvation. Afterward, police officers arrested Holes and took him to jail-a surprise since he said his fellow preachers had just hours earlier asked an officer if it was acceptable to preach freely and to answer questions about homosexuality. The officer had told them yes.

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