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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 September 2006, 12:27 GMT 13:27 UK
Christian denies anti-gay charge
Stephen Green
Stephen Green was supported by other activists in court
A Christian campaigner who handed out anti-homosexual leaflets at Cardiff's Mardi Gras gay and lesbian festival has appeared before city magistrates.

Stephen Green, 55, national director of the evangelical lobby group Christian Voice, was arrested on Saturday.

Magistrates heard he had handed out the leaflets - entitled "Same-sex love - same-sex sex: What does the Bible say?"

Mr Green, from Carmarthen, denied using threatening words and behaviour and was remanded on unconditional bail.

He was arrested at the entrance to the Mardi Gras, a festival in the city centre's Bute Park which attracts 40,000 people.

Mr Green was supported during the two-minute hearing on Wednesday by eight Christian activists.

He was remanded until 28 September.

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