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Street preacher not guilty of 'abusive behaviour' over homosexuality
A Scottish evangelist has been cleared after being charged with threatening and abusive behaviour for sharing his views on homosexuality on the street.
Gordon Larmour was handing out leaflets on the street in Irvine when a group of men engaged him in conversation about his faith.
When he was asked to share his position on homosexuality, the men became angry and chased Larmour.
When police officers arrived at the scene, the men told them that Larmour had made homophobic remarks and he was arrested.
The trial took place at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court earlier this week.
Larmour - supported by the Christian Legal Centre - was found "not guilty" after a judge found there was insufficient evidence against him.
Andrea Williams, Chief Executive of the Christian Legal Centre, said: "This is a wonderful result for Gordon and for Christian evangelists in the UK.
"Freedom of speech is being consistently undermined in the UK, but here is a win for common sense."
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