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Why Are Christians Being Accused of Hate Speech?

Date recorded: 22 May 2022 | Speaker: Pasi Turunen | Event: ELF Workshop
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Today Jesus’ followers are being accused of hate speech for saying what the Bible teaches about sex and gender. How can we make sense of this dramatic shift that has taken place in western society? How should we respond when our biblical convictions are construed as hate speech and abusive to others? In this talk, we examine the court proceedings and accusations of hate speech against Päivi Räsänen, a former Minister of Interior Affairs in Finland, for her convictions about human sexuality. From this case, we assess the challenge that hate speech laws bring against free speech and freedom of religion for Christians across Europe.