Finnish politician under ‘hate crime investigation’ for sharing Bible verse on Facebook

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Police are investigating a Christian politician in Finland for an alleged “hate crime” because she shared a Bible verse on Facebook to criticize a national church that participated in LGBT Pride festivities.

In the post, congresswoman Päivi Räsänen, a Christian Democrat, criticized the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland for participating in the Helsinki LGBT Pride events in June. Her criticism was alongside a picture of Romans 1:24-27 that describes same-sex relationships as “shameful.”

“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,” the Helsinki Police Department officer in charge of the investigation told the Helsinki Times.

Finnish Christian Democratic member of parliament and former Minister of the Interior, Päivi Räsänen.

Finnish Christian Democratic member of parliament and former Minister of the Interior, Päivi Räsänen. (Facebook: Päivi Räsänen)

Räsänen, who is a member of and is married to a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF), came under fire for her June Facebook post: “How can the church’s doctrinal foundation, the Bible, be compatible with the lifting up of shame and sin as a subject of pride? #LGBT #HelsinkiPride2019.”

The vast majority, 69 percent, of Finns are members of the ELCF, which has had a steady decline over the last few years, according to Evangelical Focus.

In mid-August, the Finnish politician tweeted: “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.”

Räsänen’s minority party holds five seats in the 200-seat Finnish Parliament. She is known for her defense of traditional Christian views on abortion and marriage, but after being called “homophobic,” the politician tweeted: “It is not right to label Christian conviction as phobia.”

She is one of three politicians in the nation under pretrial investigation right now, joining Social Democrat Hussein Al-Taee and Finns Party Juha Mäenpää, who are suspected of incitement due to racist comments.

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/bible-verse-lgbt-hate-crime-investigation

7 thoughts on “Finnish politician under ‘hate crime investigation’ for sharing Bible verse on Facebook

  1. SHIT !!
    They’ll come after me next.
    You know how big I am on a GOOD BIBLE BASH – hey.

    p.s.
    I just sent off my shopping list to COLES ONLINE SHOPPING
    I was a cinch & whats mor I have asked for no bags
    From the last 2 shops I have accumulated upteen bags
    What to do
    What to do
    What to do
    I will have the young & fit delivery guy bring the trolly into the kitchen & unload the shopping into fruit boxes on the table.
    Fingers crossed it works out.

  2. OKAY:
    I read Romans 1: 24 – 27 & it all sounds great.
    That this woman can quote whatever she like is a YES from me.
    That ….. in light of all the SEXUAL ABUSE & CRIMINAL ACTS perpetrated upon the innocent by organised religion
    That ….. we could care less what the Holy Bible says is a given.
    I would not give a grain of salt for what Romans 1: 24 – 27.
    This was written to oppress & control – HUMANITY for profit.
    I an sick to the back teeth with BIGOTED LIMELIGHT SEEKERS
    You don’t got a better argument BITCH ??

  3. John 3: 1
    See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason that the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

    John 4: 7
    Dear friends let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God & knows God.

    John 3: 16
    For God so love the world that he gave his one & only Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but will have eternal life.

    I do not see GOD discriminating here.

  4. Word is that the E&E in Gisborne St which is the main hospital & E&E on the Park which is outpatients …
    YES FOLKS THEY ARE PAYING TWO :LOTS OF RENT
    NO – THREE IN FACT because the offices of the E&E hospital have been housed for the last five years at St Vincent’s hospital across the road from the E&E in Gisborne St.
    The main hospital & outpatients are said to be contaminated with a strain of antibiotic resistant staflaccoel bacteria .
    Most of the services will be shut down until further notice.
    Also – a team of infectious diseases & clean up experts will be flying in from the US to advise.

    They are coming to tell them to wash their hands& wipe down equipment & clean the floors & benchtops & toilets – this I know from experience.
    So Victoria has no functional E& E hospital
    While Daniel Andrews borrows hand over fist to facilitate his love affair with TRANSURBAN

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