AAF Leads Letter of Support for Finland Bible Trial Christians

January 29th, 2024

Advancing American Freedom sent a letter in support of M.P. Päivi Räsänen and Bishop Juhana Pohjola, who have faced unjust charges and targeted legal harassment for living out their Christian faith.

“For Christians in Finland the process is the punishment. A rouge prosecutor is dead set on criminalizing free speech and freedom of religion. The injustice of a third trial at Finland’s Supreme Court against those who were simply living out their faith is unacceptable,” said AAF Executive Director Paul Teller. “The world is watching and they do not stand alone, and AAF will continue to be a voice for religious freedom in the United States and around the world.”

Background: M.P Päivi Räsänen faces three charges of “hate speech” for criticizing her church’s sponsorship of a gay pride parade, writing a church pamphlet on marriage, and speaking on marriage on a radio show. Bishop Juhana Pohjola face charges of “hate speech” for publishing the pamphlet.

You can read the letter here.