On May 18, 2014 Belfast Pastor James McConnell could not have known that the sermon he preached, “There is but One God,” would lead to his prosecution on two counts for violating Northern Ireland’s Communications Act of 2003.
A guilty verdict carries a punishment of six months in prison and a hefty fine.
In his sermon he called Islam “satanic” and “a doctrine spawned in hell.” He preached that the one true God is not Allah and that Christians are being persecuted for rejecting Islam.
McConnell led Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle Belfast for 57 years. It is now one of the largest evangelical congregations in the U.K.
But more disturbing than the charges and his subsequent prosecution– is the primary witness the prosecution used against him. This is mind-blowing. Even more troubling is who has not been prosecuted– and why.