Exclusive: Man arrested in Brighton for distributing homophobic leaflets

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A man has been arrested in Brighton for allegedly distributing homophobic leaflets.

PinkNews reported in August this year that a man dressed as a monk was distributing homophobic leaflets in Brighton, comparing gay people to paedophiles.

The leaflets stated: “The practice of homosexuality is both blasphemy against God and rebellion against nature.

“Homosexuality, as well as being a sin and a vice, is essentially a neurosis, a pathological condition, the result of several factors including childhood experiences.

“If the practice of homosexuality is acceptable, then in time any form of sexual deviation, perversion and experimentation will be acceptable, including the progressive lowering of the age of consent, taking it below the age of puberty, and thus legalizing paedophilia.”

A spokesperson for Sussex Police told PinkNews: “Following active liaison between the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) unit at Sussex Police and other forces in the UK, a 51-year-old man was arrested in Brighton on 17 November on suspicion of distributing homophobic literature in the city earlier in the year.

“The man, from Corby, Northamptonshire, has been bailed to 27 January, 2015, while enquiries continue.”

Similar reports of extreme homophobic literature have emerged from across the country this year.

One leaflet is reproduced below:
Exclusive: Man arrested in Brighton for distributing homophobic leaflets