Verdict in for lawmaker accused of crime for sharing Bible verse

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Assessment: ‘A powerful example of uncompromising allegiance to God’s Word’

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32

Government officials had leveled the extremist complaint that it is “hate” to follow the Bible’s teachings on marriage and sexuality.

But now the ADF International has announced the court “upheld the right to free speech by dismissing all charges” against the two.

“In a unanimous ruling, the Helsinki District Court concluded that ‘it is not for the district court to interpret biblical concepts,'” the international organization reported.

Räsänen, a former Minister of the Interior, was accused of “hate speech” for sharing a Bible verse and her Christian values on marriage and sexual ethics in a social-media statement in 2019, a radio interview that year, and in a 2004 pamphlet.

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