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Finland Puts the Bible on Trial

Yesterday, Europe’s biggest religious freedom case went to trial. A Finnish member of parliament, Päivi Räsänen, has been charged by the Finnish prosecutor general with three counts of “ethnic agitation,” a hate speech provision in Finland’s criminal code. Each count relates to Räsänen’s respectful expression of widely held Christian beliefs…

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Supreme Court Poised To Rule for Christian Flag

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held oral arguments in an important free speech case. Shurtleff v. City of Boston deals with the city’s decision to deny the application of an organization that wanted to fly the Christian flag on a city flagpole that is open to outside groups. Although lower courts sided with the city and against the organization wanting to fly the Christian flag, it appears the Supreme Court is poised to rule against Boston…

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