This story is wild. Back in 2004, a Finnish politician, from the Christian Democrat party, who also had the portfolio of Interior Minister, namely, Päivi Räsänen, simply quoted a passage from the New Testament (Romans 1:24-27) which describes homosexuality as “shameful”. Now she is being prosecuted for hate crime and can face up to two years imprisonment if found guilty.
It’s times like these that I feel so grateful for living in North America, though I’d prefer to be an American citizen than a Canadian. Europe, and especially Scandinavia, is a totally different creature.
As some of you may know, one of the main arguments employed by anti-Muslim bigots by the European Far-Right is that Muslims are inherently ‘homophobic’ and therefore shouldn’t be welcome in Europe. Consequently, the LGBTQIA+ activists in Europe are some of the most hardened anti-Muslim bigots.