Tony Miano, a retired Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff who traveled to the UK with Sports Fan Outreach International as part of a mission to bring the Gospel to England, was speaking from 1 Thessalonians which mentions "sexual immorality" and had cited homosexuality alongside "fornication" as examples of what he believed went against "God's law".
An article by ChristianNews.net quotes Tony Miano, "It was surreal because I was interrogated about my faith in Jesus Christ," Miano said. "I was asked if I believe that homosexuality is a sin. I was asked what portion of the Bible I was reading. I was asked if a homosexual was hungry and walked up to me, would I give them something to eat."
Police then concluded by asking Miano whether he believed he did anything wrong, and if he would make similar statements again when released. Miano replied by contending that he had done nothing unlawful, and that he would indeed preach the same message again if he felt led to do so by the Lord. During questioning The officer asked him, "Do you feel that what you did is 100 per cent acceptable in a public place?" and "Will you do this again tomorrow?" Mr. Miano replied affirmatively to both questions. The investigating officer told Mr. Miano's solicitor that his answers to these last two questions left him no choice but to seek prosecution.
Tony Miano is a full-time evangelist, speaker, writer and radio host; you can connect with him at TMiano.com.
Tony Miano is being represented by Christian Legal Centre in London, UK