NZ Street Preacher Threatened with Arrest for Quoting Bible Verses

By LesleyNZ

The video below popped up in my FB Messenger. It happened in Whangarei recently. Grant Edwards from NZ Street Preachers calls a spade a spade, mentions sin, sinners, different sins and Hell; and he mentioned different religions, saying that Mohammed was a paedophile and associating the Catholic Church with paedophiles.

A woman got really angry with him and must have complained.

“NZ Police Officer Threatens Whangarei Street Preacher With Arrest For Quoting Bible Verses” 

“Northland Police officer stops free speech and threatened street preacher with arrest, the first time he has been threatened with arrest in 19 years of preaching on the streets of New Zealand.

Police clearly breached the NZ Bill of Rights 1990 s14 and s15

“I was shocked that I didn’t have the support of the police which I have always had in 19 years of street witnessing; My message has not changed in all that time: We are all sinners, I named a few sins so people know what they are guilty of in God’s eyes and then showed them how to avoid His judgment and eternal punishment in hell.

One Council security guard took offense [sic] and made false accusations to police about my preaching content. When officers arrived the one officer who stopped my free speech and threatened me with arrest if I continued, based on hearsay”. No written complaint, no evidence, just biased hearsay. I wouldn’t mind betting the security guards told the police I was making racist comments, which would be false.”

New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990