A prosecutor in Finland plans to appeal a recent ruling that Päivi Räsänen, a member of the parliament in Finland, is not guilty of hate speech for quoting the Bible to defend her views.
In a huge pro-life free speech victory in March, a court ruled in a pro-life lawmaker’s favor. Räsänen could have been sent to prison for six years for expressing her Christian beliefs publicly after she was accused of using “hate speech.” She is widely known for defending conservative Christian views and speaking out against abortion and euthanasia.
The court’s ruling took the prosecutor to task for trying to criminalize straightforward beliefs based on widely shared Christian views, even if some might object to them: “It is not for the district court to interpret biblical concepts.”
Räsänen was facing three criminal charges for alleged “hate speech” for comments that she made during news interviews and online. Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola was also charged in the case with the same alleged hate crimes.
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