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Man Who Harassed Christians Online Banned from Church for 5 Years

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  • Man Who Harassed Christians Online Banned from Church for 5 Years

    A man has been arrested for harassing Christians online and has been banned from any church for five years.

    Robert Skynner, 55, hosts a YouTube channel called Christian Comedy Channel which consists of videos mocking Christians and Christianity. Recently, Skynner used his channel to specifically target a Christian couple whom he accused of pedophilia.

    Skynner’s channel has more than 14,423 subscribers.

    A judge in Skynner’s case ruled that he was guilty of harassment, Christian Today reports. Skynner was sentenced to serve eight months in prison and was also banned from ever contacting the couple again.

    Although Skynner is now out of prison, a judge has handed down a Criminal Behavior Order, barring Skynner from ever accusing anyone of pedophilia on his YouTube channel or on other social media platforms.

    Skynner appealed his conviction, but Plymouth Crown Court reportedly denied his appeal and, quite the opposite, tried to obtain further sentencing for Skynner.

    The judge in the case then ruled that Skynner was banned from all churches for a five-year period, to which Skynner said he was happy to comply as he “would not be seen dead in one.”

    Source: Man Who Harassed Christians Online Banned from Church for 5 Years - Christian News Headlines

  • #2
    Huh, I was expecting his name to be Saul. Interesting how a secular court could ban someone from entering a religious building.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Knotical View Post
      Huh, I was expecting his name to be Saul. Interesting how a secular court could ban someone from entering a religious building.
      I think it is no different than signing one's rights away to bear arms. Under compulsion people give up their rights.

      God bless,
      William
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      • #4
        Originally posted by William View Post

        I think it is no different than signing one's rights away to bear arms. Under compulsion people give up their rights.

        God bless,
        William
        Yeah, but that would be somewhat voluntary, where this ruling is compulsory. Though, I also think it odd that the judge would ban him from entering a building he had no desire to enter in the first place. Kind of a pointless ruling.
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        • #5
          Banning him from attending the church that the people he was harassing might be justified but prohibiting him from attending any church is going too far.
          Clyde Herrin's Blog
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          • #6
            If he didn't want to set foot in a church, why appeal against his original sentence?

            Originally posted by theophilus View Post
            Banning him from attending the church that the people he was harassing might be justified but prohibiting him from attending any church is going too far.
            According to the original case he has been mocking more than just that couple. His youtube account is apparently focused entirely on mocking Christians from multiple different churchs. Since he's not attending churches for purpose of worship or religion, but to mock and denigrate them to make money, the courts are perfectly free to act. Given this refers to CPS I think this took place in Britain in which case he is lucky he wasn't charged with religious harrassment, a hate crime.

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