71-year-old preacher arrested for telling congregants that God created only 2 genders. An elderly pastor was arrested on the streets of London for making "homophobic comments" and telling passers-by that same-sex couples were against "God’s created order". Pastor John Sherwood and Pastor Peter Simpson were preaching outside Uxbridge tube station in West London on Friday, April 23, when police officers were called on them because of a statement Sherwood, 71, made while "expounding the final verses of Genesis 1". He told passers-by that families must be "headed by a father and a mother", and that "the distinction within mankind of just two genders, male and female, made in the image of God, constitutes the essence of God’s created order". Police soon arrived at the scene, saying they have received complaints about "homophobic comments" made by the pastor that were causing "distress" to members of the public. Officers were caught on video asking him to stop preaching against LGBT+ people, which he refused to do Sherwood was then told he was under arrest and was asked to come down from his step stool. The married father-of-two was placed in handcuffs and taken away in a police car before being questioned about what he would do if his children were gay.