I’ve given both the Crown Prosecution Service and Avon and Somerset Constabulary the opportunity to object to the publication of material contained within this post; neither raised any objections.
AVON and SOMERSET CONSTABULARY SOURCES
A senior Avon and Somerset Constabulary source said, “Depending on your point of view, we [Avon and Somerset Constabulary] are one of the best or worst [police forces] for LGBT issues.”
An Avon and Somerset Constabulary source said the following of Sergeant Neil Kimmins:
“He’s not gay, but he is enthusiastic about equality and diversity, which … I think, he understands, as a policy, in a simplistic way … that it’s good – beyond question.”
“…because he believes in equality policy … almost like religion for him, like Jesus is for [the] preacher … he’s very gay-friendly in practice. It doesn’t surprise me he’s gone guns blazing for an evangelical Christian.”
“I doubt he’d know what you’re talking about if you started talking [about] a culturally Marxist agenda.”
“He’s ambitious and wants to be noticed. … He didn’t start out as a PC zealot but that’s what he’s become – probably because he’s after promotion.”
“Once he’s convinced himself he’s right then everybody else must be wrong – including this preacher. … He doesn’t like anybody challenging his authority and the preacher probably did.”
“He’s happy with gays but woe betide anyone he takes a dislike to … I think he does sometimes allow his own personal prejudices cloud his judgement as a police officer.”
“In my opinion many [police officers] would disagree with the way he went after this one man … he went after him as though he’s a hardened criminal, which is not the way to tackle some middle-aged man doing nothing besides peacefully expressing his religious beliefs in public, however obnoxious the views may be to some people. The way to handle [such people/situations] is by taking a firm but low-key approach, showing respect for people and not jumping to take sides. We can’t make up the law to please ourselves or the local shopkeeper. … What he did in going to the press and slating him off is how not to do it. I can’t imagine what he was thinking, attacking him in the paper, unless his motive was more attention for himself.”
During my investigation, the profile of Sergeant Kimmins which sadly emerged was that of an ambitious and zealous ‘useful idiot’ – one of the growing number of deceived fools who sincerely (but mistakenly) believe that in serving the equality and diversity agenda (a.k.a. the anti-Christian agenda, or the pro-homosexual agenda), that in fighting the great fantasy of ‘homophobia’ supposedly running rampant in British society, they are doing what is good and right, noble and true. As I say, he’s a useful idiot. (If you don’t know what I’m on about with this ‘useful idiot’ term, you need to look into social/cultural Marxism, and the tools radicals use to subvert and thus destroy strong, free and civilised societies – such as Britain once was.)
Sergeant Kimmins genuinely believes that evangelical Christianity is ‘homophobic’, i.e. that Christians hate homosexual people, and that it is a ‘hate crime’ for a Christian to express criticism of homosexual behaviour, or to urge homosexuals to repent. Sergeant Kimmins is oblivious to the fact that his efforts to impose equality and diversity on Taunton, and Michael Overd in particular, are repressive, tyrannical and evil. Sergeant Kimmins genuinely believes he is doing a good work.
Intriguingly, Sergeant Kimmins, who is neither a homosexual nor a Muslim, and who is based in Taunton, which is neither a Sodom nor a Mecca, and not even a Brighton or a Bradford, is keen not only to take offence on behalf of homosexuals but also on behalf of Muslims. One of the things I understand Sergeant Kimmins has taken offence over is Michael Overd’s speaking of Mohammed and Aisha (according to Islamic sources 53-year-old Mo started intercourse with Aisha when she was nine, but we’re not allowed to state the obvious about this, not in Taunton, or to point out that Jesus was not like Mo.)
So, Sergeant Kimmins is a useful idiot, and worse, an ambitious and zealous useful idiot at that. But I believe there’s a further dimension to the manifestation of his useful idiocy in this case, and that lies in his failure to grasp that the ‘whim of the mob’ at any particular time and place does not trump the rule of law. What I mean is that a public order offence is not suddenly being committed the instant a police officer decides “I don’t like what this guy’s saying, and neither it seems do some other people, so this guy must be committing a public order offence.” Sadly, a growing number of police officers are this stupid these days. (And the corollary of this ‘rule of the mob/rule of my own opinion, not rule of the law’ mentality is seen in all the times when criminal offences really are being committed, such as possession of cannabis or keeping a brothel, straightforward crimes which are often going on right under the noses of the police, but to which the police turn a blind eye because they think “Nobody seems to be that bothered about this crime; I know it’s against the law, and I know I’m a police officer, but who cares, I don’t.”)
It is not a crime, and it is not a public order offence, simply to preach the Gospel of Jesus, to advocate Biblical moral standards – be it on sexual conduct or other issues – or to discuss the historical facts of Mohammed’s life in a public place. In Britain we have [or we are supposed to have] freedom of thought, speech and assembly, and we are all subject [or supposed to be subject] to the rule of law, which serves as a guarantor of these fundamental freedoms.
Britain has endured a long, bloody history to arrive at the point in which today we live in a reasonably free society under the rule of law. Am I, a free man, to stand by and say nothing as useful idiots like Sergeant Kimmins usher in a tyranny of silence enforced by thought police? In Britain today, many people already self-censor themselves, often in the work place, not saying what they really think for fear of persecution by Equality & Diversity quislings. The kids are being indoctrinated in the State schools. We are sleepwalking into totalitarianism. Let’s not forget the famous “First they came…” words of Niemoller. We may not be evangelical Christians like Michael Overd, but if we don’t uphold his freedom to speak of what he believes, then, in the course of time, we will none of us be free to speak.
Sergeant Kimmins no doubt thinks he believes in and upholds freedom of speech but somebody needs to give this tyrant a reality check. He is a bully and a tyrant. He has persistently attempted to intimidate Michael Overd into being silent about Jesus. He is a fool, oblivious to centuries of history in which Christians have not been intimidated into silence. Does he really think he’s going to shut Michael Overd up, when, to use a Manc colloquialism, the man is obviously ‘mad fer Jesus’? I’d say it’s pretty obvious that the only way anybody’s going to stop Mr Overd preaching Jesus is by cutting out his tongue or killing him. The guy probably wears matching Jesus underpants, Jesus vest and Jesus socks for heaven’s sake; Michael Overd is not going to stop speaking about Jesus, and he is not breaking the law in doing so, which means Sergeant Kimmins – who is, I think we can reasonably assume, none too keen on Jesus or Christian morality – needs to get over it. Some people are ra-ra Christians: Sergeant Kimmins, get over it.
I thought I’d seen it all with the police with the case of the police officer who accepted a bravery award and gave testimony for a stabbing which never took place (and whose stab vest, when the defence finally got hold of it, didn’t have a mark on it; and yes, bizarrely, perversely, that officer is still serving, he is not in jail, never even been disciplined, and he still has his bravery award).
I thought I’d seen it all when I uncovered the Greater Manchester Police running as official policy the non-enforcement of the law against brothels. Then I heard about this case.
The CPS and Avon and Somerset Constabulary have already tried to get Michael Overd convicted for ‘hate crimes’ a couple of years ago; they tried and failed; Mr Overd was found to be not guilty following a trial at Taunton Magistrates’ Court. Perhaps what’s happening now is a case of ‘if at first you don’t succeed…’? And the chief useful idiot they needed for this second stab at Michael Overd was Sergeant Neil Kimmins.
Michael Overd has been preaching in public in Taunton for several years, his message and his manner haven’t changed, and he has already been confirmed once by a court to be a law-abiding citizen, not a criminal, in regard of circumstances and conduct very similar to that which has so offended Sergeant Neil Kimmins (on behalf of homosexuals and Muslims). You’d think the CPS and police would have got the message the first time round.
Why are the CPS and the police wasting their time and energy and taxpayers’ money on persecuting one man who just wants to preach in public about Jesus, and who occasionally does so, quite peacefully, to the approval of some and the disapproval of others? He is not inciting violence and he isn’t being rude to anyone; he does condemn sin and tell people that they are sinners in need of a saviour, that saviour being Jesus. This is not a crime. It may be irritating to some people, but it is not a crime to be irritating in a public place. Irritated passers-by can just pass on by. Irritated traders can grin and bear it, because he’s only there a brief period in any one week. He is not the only irritation to these irritated traders in Taunton – let’s not forget the yobbos, the beggars, the drug dealers, the chuggers, the bad parkers and others – but he is the only one being pursued for ‘hate crimes’ by Sergeant Kimmins & Co. Ask yourself why. Why is this really happening?
This second attempt to convict Michael Overd for ‘hate crimes’ is nothing to do with any genuine concern for public order, but everything to do with advancing the Equality and Diversity agenda – that vehicle for subverting and destroying Britain – by attempting to criminalise and silence anybody expressing views contrary to the evil orthodoxy now being imposed by the political elite and its accomplices in the media.
Our police have become thought police. Avon and Somerset Constabulary has begun to police our thoughts and this is a very alarming development indeed. They haven’t come for me… yet. But they’ve come for Michael Overd… twice! Whilst I still have the chance, I’m going to stand up for freedom of speech against tyrants like Sergeant Kimmins. And I hope that if I defend Mr Overd’s freedom now, then just maybe there’ll be somebody left to defend mine when Sergeant Kimmins comes to arrest me…