Finnish politician continuously discriminated against for her Christian faith
The National Catholic Register presented the story of the Finnish MP Päivi Räsänen, who, due to her faith and anti-abortion beliefs, was repeatedly persecuted and ridiculed. The Finnish politician emphasises that despite the attacks, she intends to defend her right to faith and a Christian vision of the world.
The American website “National Catholic Register” cited the story of Päivi Räsänen as an example of persecution based on faith and its vision of human sexuality.
“I will defend my right to profess my faith so that no one else would be deprived of the right to freedom of religion and speech. I believe that my statements are legal and should not be censored. I will not withdraw from my views. I will not be forced to hide my faith,” she assures.
The last statement by Räsänen, which is currently under investigation, was made during the Finnish TV talk show “YlePu” in December 2019. The topic of the meeting was “What would Jesus think of homosexuals?” During the program, Räsänen introduced the teaching of the Bible on the Incarnation, creation, sin, the Last Judgment and salvation.
“I emphasised that all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, are equal to God, all are valuable, but at the same time sinful, they need redemption in Jesus to inherit eternal life,” she reported. It is difficult for her to imagine that this statement could be considered offensive in any way.