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Tweeting Bible Verses Is Not Hate Speech

By Lorcan Price writing for spiked


MP Päivi Räsänen and Bishop Juhana Pohjola are two high-profile public figures in Finland. Both objected to the Church's support of the pride parade and voiced their opinions by tweeting Bible passages. As a result, they were subjected to over 10 hours of police interrogation and a two-day trial, where they were cross-examined by a public prosecutor about the ‘hateful’ beliefs in the Bible.



From the article,

Räsänen’s alleged crime was writing a pamphlet about the Christian understanding of marriage in 2004, and tweeting a picture of a Bible verse in 2019, while criticising the Lutheran Church for co-sponsoring the Helsinki Pride parade. Bishop Pohjola was tried for publishing a pamphlet on the Christian teaching on marriage, over 15 years ago.

Read the full article at spiked