Finnish Politician & Bishop Face Criminal Charges for LGBTQ Hate Speech

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A Finnish politician and bishop charged with hate speech against LGBTQ members face criminal trial starting Jan. 24. The Finnish Politician was charged with three counts: during a talk show, in a 2019 tweet, and in a book she wrote. She could face two years in prison. The bishop, whose organization published her book, said, “I do not so much fear the outcome of the court case, but the strong signal it gives to many: to be silent… I fear self-censorship and intimidation.”