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Faith Speech on Trial in Finland

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Rev. Juhana Pohjola, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (ELMDF), will speak at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 308 Petersburg Rd., in Lititz, on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 7:00pm.  His presentation, Faith Speech on Trial in Finland, will reflect on his recent prosecution for publishing and distributing a pamphlet by Päivi Räsänen entitled, Male and Female He Made Them: Homosexual Relationships Challenge the Christian Concept of Humanity. Rev. Pohjola and Mrs. Räsänen were prosecuted in Helsinki District Court on charges of defaming and insulting homosexuals as a group on the basis of their sexual orientation. They were both acquitted on March 30, 2022, but the Finnish government’s Prosecutor General, Raija Toiviainen, has said she intends to appeal the court’s decision. This presentation on faith & freedom is free. All are welcome to attend.


May 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm