As the attacks on Christians and Conservatives around the world continues, this one is just completely almost unbelievable. But then again, it’s not because it’s 2022 and the world is going in a downward spiral and fast.
Prosecutors in a case of two Finnish Christian leaders called the Holy Bible “Hate Speech” in their arguments this week, The Federalist reported.
While standing trial against the Finnish government in Helsinki, Members of Parliament Päivi Räsänen and Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola defended a booklet they wrote and published in 2004 defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
”The prosecutor began the day by trying to explain that this case was not about beliefs and the Bible. She then, and I’m not kidding, she then proceeded to quote Old Testament Bible verses,” said Paul Coleman, a human rights lawyer with Alliance Defending Freedom International, in a phone interview with the outlet.
”Trial attorneys, Finnish trial attorneys who have been in and out of court every day for years, said they didn’t think the Bible had ever been read out like that in a prosecution.”
Coleman then added that the judge cross-examined about his theology, asking for interpretations on the Bible and if he followed “Gods Law” or “Finnish law.”
”I would characterize the day as a modern-day inquisition or heresy trial,” Coleman concluded. ”And the heresy was that Paivi and Bishop Juhana were on trial against the new sexual orthodoxy of the day.”
Coleman said the the trial went on longer than anyone expected on Monday and will conclude on Feb 14. The court’s decision will be released between two and four weeks after that.
On Monday, five Republican U.S. Senators sent a letter to Rashad Hussain, the ambassador-at-large for International Religions Freedom, urging him to ”monitor the alarming case in Finland against two Christians who have voiced their deeply held convictions.” Read more at Newsmax.