Ben & Sharon Vogelenzang
The Vogelenzangs were put on trial in a criminal court because they criticised Islam during a discussion about religion with a Muslim lady.
The five minute conversation, which was calm and polite, took place in a hotel in Liverpool owned by Ben and Sharon. It included discussion over whether Jesus is the Son of God or a prophet of Islam. The Muslim lady later complained to the police and the couple were shocked when they were arrested and charged.
They were put on trial at Liverpool Magistrates Court, but after a two-day hearing, the judge dismissed the case and criticised the police for their handling of the incident.
Without The Christian Institute’s Legal Defence Fund we would have been totally devastated, lost and destroyed. It’s vitally important that Christians support them. They carried us right the way through. From the minute The Christian Institute came into our lives we felt we were on safe ground. They took a lot of weight off us. If anyone is experiencing difficulties for their faith, we would urge you to get in touch with them sooner rather than later.Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang