Arent you glad you dont live in a country where they send thugs to your house to tell you to watch what you say?However, Forster is not completely off the hook. Gerrard said that Dr Forster would be spoken to by officers, who would would tell him that if they could have, they would have charged him.
Must be rough living in a police state where you cant be armed and you have to watch what you think and say. If this kind of state isnt justification for armed revolution I dont know what is. What exactly are we doing "Allied" with a country like this again?
And what are we doing blindly marching in the same direction?
Anti-Gay Bishop Won't Face Hate Crime Charges
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff.
Originally published: 10 November 2003.
(London) An Anglican bishop who said gays should get cured will not be charged under Britain's hate crimes law, police said late Monday.
The Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster, Bishop of Chester, said in an interview with a newspaper: "Some people who are primarily homosexual can reorientate themselves."
He added: "I would not set myself up as a medical specialist on the subject, that's in the area of psychiatric health," he told the Chester Chronicle.
Acting on a complaint police began a formal hate crimes investigation, and consulted with prosecutors.
Monday night, Police said they were powerless to charge bishop Forster.
"Current public order legislation does not provide specific offences based on sexuality," a police spokesperson said.
"The Crown Prosecution Service has been consulted at length, and the Cheshire Constabulary is satisfied that no criminal offences have been committed," said Assistant Chief Constable Graeme Gerrard.
However, Forster is not completely off the hook. Gerrard said that Dr Forster would be spoken to by officers, who would would tell him that if they could have, they would have charged him.
Forster refused to comment.
He is part of the Church's Evanglical wing, the name given to traditionalists. Forster has been highly critical of the election of Gene Robinson as Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, in the US, and was one of the leaders of a move which forced another gay priest, Cannon Jeffrey John, to withdraw his nomination as Bishop of Oxford.