Pastor who vilified Islam ‘honoured for faithfulness to Scripture’

“Christian leaders from six continents gathered in New York City Jan. 26 to recognize an Australian pastor who became one of the first people indicted under the country’s new ‘religious vilification’ law, which makes public criticism of any religion – including Islam – a hate crime. Daniel Scot, an Assemblies of God minister from Brisbane, received the Kairos Journal Award for his refusal to ‘compromise truth for fear of jail’. The award is given annually to individuals who demonstrate faithfulness to Scripture and pastoral courage. It also honors those who respond to what the journal calls a ‘kairos moment’ – a moment that calls for timely Christian action.”

Baptist Press, 31 January 2007