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Brickbat: Don't Ask Me No Questions

Adam and EveJcpjr / Dreamstime.comPolice in Irvine, England, arrested Gordon Larmour after he told a young man the story of Adam and Eve. Larmour was passing out leaflets when the young man and some friends passed by. He told them God loved them. The man asked what God says about homosexuality. Larmour responded with the Adam and Eve story. Larmour was acquitted of charges of threatening or abusive behavior, aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation and assault aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation at trial.

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  • SQRLSY One||

    Does the British version of Government Almighty now require that the story be changed to Adam and Steve?

  • sarcasmic||

    It's the Queen James version.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    There's right and there's wrong, and when you preach the wrong you're going to be punished until you believe the right.

  • WTF||

    "How many fingers, Winston?"

  • Pompey:何 Class Mothersmucker||

    "Ask my mom, they were in her."

    I know, I know.

  • JR Robble Dobbs||


    Wrong, Picard!

  • Libertarian||

    You know who else said "fuck England?"

  • UnCivilServant||

    The EU?

  • Roger the Shrubber||

    Yet that was not enough to to keep England around. Perhaps they should have offered BJ's and a threesome.

  • WTF||

    William the Conqueror?

  • WTF||

    Robert the Bruce?

  • Trigger Hippie||

    Horatio Gates?

  • Lee picked the wrong week....||

    Jason Voorhees?

  • UnCivilServant||

    Lies, Jason doesn't say anything.

  • Lee picked the wrong week....||

    Not true, we had a nice campfire chat last summer over some coffee. Right before he had to clock in for work.

  • Libertarian||

    I figured you, of all people, would have said Napoleon.

  • UnCivilServant||

    He had enough trouble trying to keep the farm in line, I don't think he turned his porscine eyes on Londonistan.

  • Robert||

    The Clash?

  • Robert||

    The Clash? (Also The Squirrels, it seems.)

  • Mike Schmidt||

    Professor Moriarty?

  • American Memer||

    George Washington?

  • 68W58||

    Basically everyone at one time or another except Portugal.

  • Trigger Hippie||

    "At around 7.30pm on July 17 last year he was handing out leaflets on Irvine's High Street when a group of young men passed him.

    He told them: "Don't forget Jesus loves you and He died for your sins." One asked Mr Larmour, "What does your God say about homosexuals?"

    Sounds like the teenager posing that question knew the law and did so for the sole purpose of getting the guy arrested and it seems he lied about the interaction to insure it.

    What a shitweasel.

  • Trigger Hippie||

    "what about a society where you get arrested for a verbal interaction of a completely harmless nature? Which, really, is worse?"

    Oh, that. By far. I've always wanted to visit Great Britain but the more I learn about their draconian laws the more I agree with your 'Fuck England' position.

  • Cyto||

    Harmless? Really? HARMLESS???

    He implied that homosexuality is wrong according to the Christian bible.

    What's the harm? Jeez-Louise!! Do you know how harmful it is to have some stranger respond to simple question about sexuality with that kind of answer?

    'ees lucky they din't toss the key away, he is.

    I mean, it's not like he was some sort of Muslim bloke, talkin' about the Koran or nuthin'. That'd be a stick bit of business there.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Don't ask me
    No questions
    And I won't tell you no lies

    Don't ask me
    'bout my business
    And I won't tell you goodbye

    I said don't ask no
    Stupid questions
    And I won't send you away

    If you want to
    Talk 'bout fishin'
    Well, I guess that'd be okay

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    +2 nd Helping

    So is it a thoughtcrime yet to have all of the Skynyrd albums?

  • We are all Sloopy's mom (RBS)||

    Post crash band-yes.

  • Radioactive||

    who's a good butt pirate, huh?

  • Lee picked the wrong week....||


    Jesus..... oops, don't turn me in

  • Libertarian||

    I don't get it. Do people really think that there are so many white racists in the mainstream, and that they would be so blatantly and so easily blow their cover like this?

    "Doug Adler, who began working for ESPN in 2008 covering the world's biggest tennis matches, came under fire for a comment on Jan. 18 when he said Williams used "the guerrilla effect." "

  • Lee picked the wrong week....||

    People are terrified of being called racist. A term which has become so watered down as to become meaningless.

  • Fascist loofa-faced shitgibbon||

    I've had it with this monkey business.

  • ||

    What's the problem?

    He was acquitted, right?

    He said something that *could* have been offensive or *perceived* to be (depending on the asshole interpreting it), he was arrested but proven innocent. The system worked. The little snowflake can go to bed assured all is well and the man charged learned a lesson.


  • Slammer||

    Wait until people start punching first in "self-defense" from religion. #punchthepriests

  • Fascist loofa-faced shitgibbon||

    Except in England, you're not allowed to use violence in self-defense either.

    Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way.

  • John Titor||

  • Rich||

    Yet another reason to never set foot in the UK.

  • John Titor||

    England seems incapable of a middle ground.

    Either they give you two years hard labour or hormone treatments for sodomy, or they try to charge you with assault if you don't love sodomy sufficiently enough.

  • Rational Exuberance||

    They have always been like that. There used to be stiff penalties for insulting religion, and they simply added a few more protected classes, like homosexuals. Note that Christianity is also protected by these laws.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Aquited? Limeys getting soft

  • Longtobefree||

    Coming soon to a California near you; right after session.

  • ace_m82||

    "Have you not read that He Who made them in the first place made them man and woman? It says, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and will live with his wife. The two will become one.' So they are no longer two but one. Let no man divide what God has put together."

    -The Man

  • Rational Exuberance||

    And this concerns homosexuality... How?

    If I say that chocolate cake is good, does that mean that cherry pie is evil?

  • Rational Exuberance||

    Anti Christian comments are prosecuted as well, and actually get convictions. E.g.

    "On 4 March 2010, a jury returned a verdict of guilty against Harry Taylor, who was charged under Part 4A of the Public Order Act 1986. Taylor was charged because he left anti-religious cartoons in the prayer-room of Liverpool's John Lennon Airport on three occasions in 2008. The airport chaplain, who was insulted, offended, and alarmed by the cartoons, called the police"

    So this isn't a secular or anti Christian law. To the contrary, in Europe, such laws often were preceded by blasphemy laws and then updated to apply more widely.


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