Politician Accused of ‘Hate Crime’ for Sharing Bible Verse on Facebook

Fox News reports that Finnish police are investigating a politician for sharing a Bible verse on her Facebook page in response to a national church engaging in an LGBT pride event in June.

Ex-Interior Minister Päivi Räsänen, a Christian Democrat MP, shared a picture of Romans 1:24-27 after the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland participated in a Gay Pride event this past summer, according to Caleb Parke. . .

Räsänen stated in August, “I am not concerned on my part, as I trust this will not move on to the prosecutor. However, I am concerned if quoting the Bible is considered even ‘slightly’ illegal. I hope this won’t lead to self-censorship among Christians. Rom. 1:24–27.”

Finnish police confirmed to local media that “The pre-trial investigations have not yet been completed. Police will provide more details once the investigations have been completed or presented to a prosecutor for consideration of charges.”

Increasingly, it seems as if the rights to freedom of religion and freedom of speech around the world are being trampled upon in the name of tolerance. As Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation pondered, “Is this the future we want?”

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