Bloody Bible ad investigation to go ahead
Detective Chief Inspector Gerry Campbell, head of the domestic violence and hate crime unit, has revealed in a letter to Anne Widdecombe that a criminal investigation has been started into the Gay Police Association “bloody Bible” ad.
The original advertisement has been recorded as a religiously aggravated hate crime incident following a crime allegation by a member of the public.
This crime is now the subject of a proportionate effective and objective criminal investigation. The police senior investigating officer is in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service. Any decision to prosecute is the sole decision of the CPS.
It seems the GPA are getting cold feet, judging from the words of Bernard McEldowney, deputy chairman of the association:
In hindsight maybe we should not have used the Bible but we wanted to highlight serious homophobic incidents on the grounds and justification of religious belief.