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Finnish Doctor and MP to be Tried Monday for Free Speech and Religion

22 Jan

EA and I find this outrageous, as I’m sure most of you will, too.

Here is an interview with Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a Finnish pro-life and Christian medical doctor, advocate for liberty, and longtime member of Parliament,  (doesn’t that sound familiar?).  She – along with Bishop Juhana Pohjola – were arrested, questioned under custody numerous times about their religious beliefs (she spent 13 hours in police interrogations), and charged with “incitement against a minority group” for a religious tract that she wrote that is used in churches.  The booklet promotes the biblical teaching on marriage and sexuality, and was written in 2004.  She is also the wife of a Lutheran priest.

This interview reveals how the prosecutors claim that they intend not to outlaw Bibles, but only belief in what Scripture teaches.  This case has caused fierce debate in Finland, Europe, and the world regarding freedom of conscience, religion, and speech.

She and the bishop are being tried on Monday, January 24, and there are potential prison sentences if they are convicted.

 

19 responses to “Finnish Doctor and MP to be Tried Monday for Free Speech and Religion

  1. feeriker

    January 22, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I wish I could say that I’m surprised at this. Angered and outraged, yes. Surprised? Not at all. Western Europe has been trending in this godless, dystopian direction for a very long time.

    My prayers are with Dr. Räsänen and Bishop Pohjola. Woe betide the Finnish government, as well as those of the rest of Western Europe for their assault on the faith!

    Of one thing I’m now certain: if the Winter War were to be repeated today, Finland would lose t within 48 hours, if not sooner. In fact, I’d pray and cheer for a Russian victory!

     
    • Will S.

      January 22, 2022 at 10:23 pm

      Alas, me neither.

      You know that country is led by a Millennial socialist chick?

      Ugh…

       
    • Will S.

      January 22, 2022 at 10:24 pm

      And she was raised by ‘same-sex’ ‘parents’, and is a vegetarian.

       
      • feeriker

        January 22, 2022 at 11:01 pm

        That a majority of Finns apparently voted for her and her party tells us all we need to know about what direction the country has gone in. Sickening.

         
      • Will S.

        January 22, 2022 at 11:09 pm

        Alas, indeed!

         
  2. feeriker

    January 22, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    You know that country is led by a Millennial socialist chick?

    I was reading an article by The Derb (John Derbyshire) posted on unz.com a month or so ago. He made the statement that once the last politicians of the “Silent Generation” die, there will be almost no “grownups” left in politics in America. I really think that applies to the Western world as a whole. There are almost NO non-woke, morally grounded politicians of Christian-influenced character within the late Boomer or younger generations of politicians in Western Europe North America, or Oceana. I doubt that this situation will change for the better in the foreseeable future.

     
    • Will S.

      January 22, 2022 at 11:20 pm

      Alas…

      If only there were enough Gen Xers like me… 😉

       
  3. Will S.

    January 22, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Maybe there’s some good news from Finland!

     
    • Will S.

      January 22, 2022 at 11:22 pm

      Deo volente!

       
      • feeriker

        January 23, 2022 at 2:24 am

        “Cat Girl Prime Minister. Arrested. Executed.”

        It sure would be nice. However, until I see/hear hysterical reports from the leftist media about “Nazis storming the Finnish Parliament, murdering the Finnish PM, and taking over the country,” I’m just going to assume that this is fantasy LARPing.

         
      • Will S.

        January 23, 2022 at 10:20 am

        Alas… 🙂

         
    • feeriker

      January 23, 2022 at 2:21 am

      “Näin paljon ei ole ennen ollut porukkaa!”

      Translation per Google Translate: “There hasn’t been so much in the gang before!”

      Can’t vouch for the accuracy, but there it is.

       
      • Will S.

        January 23, 2022 at 10:20 am

        🙂

         
  4. fuzziewuzziebear

    January 23, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    I have a feeling that feminists know that they are past their peak. They will turn vicious. They know that what they are promoting is against God and nature. The concept of Freedom of Speech is about stuff that you do not agree with.

     
    • Will S.

      January 23, 2022 at 11:04 pm

      I hope they turn so vicious that nobody will ever sympathize with anything they promote ever again.

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        January 24, 2022 at 2:20 am

        We could hope for that, but they will stop short to try again in another generation.

         
      • Will S.

        January 24, 2022 at 2:24 am

        We can pray that God makes our enemies insane. 😉

         
  5. freemattpodcast

    January 25, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    There is a point where the believers might want to fight back.
    May the Lord call for a prison break.

     

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