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Christian politician formally charged over views on marriage and sexuality

ChristianToday.com reports: “Finland’s Prosecutor General has formally charged a Christian MP after she expressed a traditional view on marriage and sexuality.

Päivi Räsänen, the country’s former Minister of the Interior, is accused of ‘hate speech’ over her comments in a 2004 pamphlet, a 2018 TV show and a recent tweet. 

Three charges have been brought against Räsänen, each carrying a two-year prison sentence.  

The 61-year-old was first questioned by police in 2019 after she criticised the Finnish Lutheran Church – of which she is a member – over its official support for an LGBT Pride event. 

Following the decision by the Prosecutor General to bring formal charges, the 61-year-old said she would not stop sharing her views…”

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