Miguel Hayworth was threatened with arrest – for reading from the Bible. The Telegraph reported that “Preacher threatened with arrest for reading out extracts from the Bible in public”.
"At 2pm, I was approached on more than one occasion by several police officers who falsely accused me, stating that I was inciting hatred with homophobic and racial comments," he said.
"One plain-clothed officer, who was with the other two uniformed officers, said: ‘It is against the law to preach and hand out tracts: preaching causes offence and handing out tracts is harassment and could result in an arrest.’"
This may have been in the UK, but we in the US are not far behind. What other actions will cause “offence” in the future? The controversies over “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments in the courtrooms only highlight we are not too far on their heels.