St Neots cafe owner demands apology from bloggers over “defamatory” comments

CornerStone - St Neots, Cambs, UK
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A ST Neots café owner who said he was wrongly accused of speaking in favour of Ugandan anti-gay legislation at a Christian rally has called on his accusers to apologise.

Paul Shinners said the blogs – by Barry Duke, editor of the atheist magazine Freethinker, and the human rights campaigner Melanie Nathan, who writes the blog – which claimed he had said that Uganda would be “blessed” if it passed the laws, were “defamatory” and came “as a bolt from the blue”.

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Mr Duke, who lives in Spain, called the Cornerstone Café owner a “hatemonger of the first order” for reportedly supporting the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill which, if passed, could see people sentenced to life in prison if convicted for their “crimes”.

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