Shaun O’Sullivan

Shaun O’Sullivan, a street preacher, was arrested in Swindon in March 2020 after explaining how Christians worship a different God to Muslims.

Shaun came to Christ after overcoming drug addiction and a life of crime. He himself used to mock street preachers until he found salvation in Jesus Christ, who turned his life around completely. Shaun himself became a street preacher, wanting to share his faith with everyone around him.

However, when one member of the public suggested to him that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, Shaun started to address the issue of Islam, and compared Jesus to Muhammad, and even Buddha. For this, Shaun was arrested by police in Swindon town centre in March 2020 and charged with a public order offence.

With support from the Christian Legal Centre, Shaun was later found not guilty at Swindon Magistrates Court.

He commented: ““I am relieved that the magistrates have seen sense and found me not guilty. It was never my intention to offend or upset people. My intention was to tell the truth based on the evidence in the Bible and Islamic scripture, and when you do that in public there is always someone who will be offended. Offending someone is not and never should be seen as a crime.”

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