The Bible acquitted in court The acquittal of two Christian street preachers in late June was a victory for the public reading and teaching of the Bible, and for free speech and freedom of religion. Christian Concern / various Mr Overd & Mr Stockwell | photo: Twitter Prosecutor Ian Jackson claimed that publicly quoting parts of the King James Bible in modern Britain should ‘be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter’. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.