• With: John Stossel

    This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," July 9, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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    O'REILLY: "Stossel Matters" segment tonight, amazing story out of London, England. An American evangelist named Tony Miano is doing some street preaching in the British capital and got arrested for saying this.


    TONY MIANO, AMERICAN EVANGELIST: There is no other form of sexuality. There is no other form of intimate relationship that is acceptable to God but the union of one man to one woman for life.

    Everything else, everything else, is an abomination to God. I said that homosexuality is wrong. Well, it is wrong. Not according to me.

    I don't make the rules. I don't set the standards. According to God's word, it is wrong.


    O'REILLY: Well, Miano was arrested and interrogated by police. But the FACTOR has learned he will not be prosecuted. Here now, Fox Business Anchor, John Stossel.

    So, why is he not being prosecuted, because Great Britain has this law that you can't disparage any singular group.

    JOHN STOSSEL, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: And they rarely go all the way and prosecute people. Shortly before, a man was arrested for telling a cop, "Your horse looks gay."


    So, they have this hate speech law.


    O'REILLY: "Your horse looks gay." And a guy got arrested for that.

    STOSSEL: He got arrested, an Oxford student.

    O'REILLY: How does a horse look gay.

    STOSSEL: I don't know. He was just probably wanting to insult the cop or something.

    O'REILLY: Right.


    STOSSEL: But you can't insult a group in this country.

    O'REILLY: But is it an insult for a preacher, this guy, I guess, California, who says, --


    "Look, the bible in which I believe, says that this is a sin and I'm just stating my belief system." Is that an insult.

    STOSSEL: Yes, I think so.

    O'REILLY: You do.

    STOSSEL: But you should have the right to insult people when you don't believe in what they are doing.

    O'REILLY: But in Europe, all countries, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Greece --

    STOSSEL: Yes, your show would have real trouble in some of these countries.

    O'REILLY: I'm on in these countries. I guess, if I go there, they're going to arrest me.


    STOSSEL: Holland prohibits making public insults. But you insult me all the time.


    O'REILLY: And vice versa. You'll be solitary confinement. So, in Holland, we're both in trouble, right.

    STOSSEL: Right.

    O'REILLY: Public insult. But, you know, I don't insult groups. I insult people like Barney Frank or something. You know, I don't -- it's a -- this group, --

    STOSSEL: In Britain insulting words likely to cause distress.

    O'REILLY: Uh-oh. I'm in trouble.