Last Thursday, March 18, 2010, I received an email from my friends at CHANGE Collegian Network (CCN) that a dear brother in Christ, Shawn Holes, was arrested while preaching the gospel in Glasgow Scotland (for explaining to a group of homosexuals, in love, that their lifestyle was sinful). Shawn spent the night in jail, and went before a judge the very next day.
Due to Scottish law, Shawn was charged with one count of homophobia, and one count of disturbing the peace and was given 3 choices by the judge: 1). Plead guilty and pay a fine, 2). Plead guilty, and go to jail, or 3). Plead innocent, and await further trial. Given the laws and his extremely slim chance of a legal victory, Shawn pled guilty and will need to pay a fine of about $1,600. The good news is that the Christian men he was with plus ten or so Christians from the area that he had never met pitched in and paid the fine!
Many dear friends of mine have witnessed with this brother side-by-side on the streets and testify of his love for the Lord. God bless him for his faithfulness to the Gospel. Let's keep preaching while we still have our freedom.