Pastor McConnell's declaration that he doesn't trust Muslims was 'grossly offensive', court hears
A DVD recording of the church service at the centre of the case was played to the court
An evangelical Belfast preacher was grossly offensive in making a pulpit declaration that he doesn't trust a single Muslim, a court heard today.
Prosecutors claimed Pastor James McConnell's "unrepentant" characterisation of an entire religion has no legal protection.
The 78-year-old clergyman has gone on trial over the contents of an internet-broadcast sermon were he branded Islam "satanic" and "heathen".
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