By Thaddeus Baklinski
(LifeSiteNews.com) A Scottish monk has been arrested for distributing a series of
leaflets in the Cambridgeshire area critical of homosexuality,
fornication, contraception, euthanasia, abortion, and divorce.
Brother Damon Jonah Kelly, head of the Glasgow based charity the
Black Hermits, was arrested by Cambridgeshire Police on December 8 on
suspicion of a Section 5 (religious/racial) public order offence after
he wrote a letter to the homosexual news publication, Pink News,
claiming responsibility for the distribution of leaflets in the city of
Ely, as well as in Cambridge, King’s Lynn and several other
Cambridgeshire towns and cities.
Initially police declined to take any action following a number of
complaints about the leaflets, saying that neither the distribution of
the leaflets nor the messages they contain were a crime, and in fact
protected by free speech laws.
A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Police said in a statement to Ely
News, "Leaflets of a homophobic nature were distributed in Cambridge
earlier this year. Additionally, similar material has been distributed
in other areas of the county and indeed, the country.”
"While the material being distributed earlier this week will in many
cases offend, irritate, shock or disturb, the content, context and
actions of the male concerned fall short of any criminality at this
time,” the spokeswoman added.
However, once the source of the leaflets identified himself, the
police arrested him. They then released him on bail with a promise to
appear on January 20.
The leaflets in question have titles such as "The Works of Darkness," "Homosexuality," and "Christmas, Christ and AntiChrist."
states that "God created man and woman for their mutual compatibility
and for the procreation of children," and that, "all sexual activity
outside of matrimonial union of one man and one woman is sin, and
Warning that "through the sin of lust the Devil tempts man to sexual
impurity, excess and perversion," the leaflet states that homosexuality
is in reality a mental illness, but has become a cult that belongs to
the culture of death.
“Homosexuality, as well as being a sin and a vice, is essentially a
neurosis, a pathological condition; the result of several factors
including childhood experiences. It is a dangerous temptation rather
than a healthy orientation,” it reads.
“If the practice of homosexuality is acceptable, then in time any
form of sexual deviation, perversion and experimentation will be
acceptable, including the progressive lowering of the age of consent,
taking it below the age of puberty and thus legalizing paedophilia. A
common form of homosexuality is pederasty."
The leaflet goes on to say, “The condition of homosexuality can be
treated and healed, as all distorted sexuality can be healed, and as
many cases in recent years have proved," adding that homosexual people
should not be persecuted but that homosexual inclinations should “not be
“They need healing, not approval,” the leaflet says.
"The Works of Darkness" leaflet states that, "The deliberate killing
of the baby in the womb is infanticide, is homicide, and those who
perpetrate such an act are guilty of murder," and that, "Divorce wreaks
havoc in society and is part and parcel of the plague of the 'one-parent
family' which is a great evil."
It states that, "Homosexuality is not inborn, it is a development
disorder, a traumatized condition arising out of a dysfunctional family,
or it is a lifestyle choice. It is utterly opposed to the law of God
and to nature, and should in no way be condoned or promoted."
This leaflet also comments on fornication, contraception, assisted
fertilization, pornography, transgenderism, euthanasia, and atheism as
serious societal problems.
"Christmas, Christ and AntiChrist," which was delivered in Cambridge
last week, states that, “Christmas is the invasion by God into the world
He created out of pure love; which through man’s evil has become a
polluted landscape of de-humanized people, debasing themselves with
their false gods and fetishes."
In his letter
to Pink News, Brother Damon claims to have been arrested on nine
occasions for leafleting, and despite this has brought his 2014 campaign
to a “satisfactory conclusion.”
He closed the letter saying, "I wouldn’t be a good monk if I didn’t exhort you to repentance and conversion to Christ."