Skip to comments.Swedish pastor sentenced to one month's jail for offending homosexuals
Posted on 07/02/2004 1:09:12 PM PDT by lady lawyer
Stockholm (ENI). A Swedish court has sentenced a pastor belonging to the Pentecostal movement in Sweden, Ake Green, to a month in prison, under a law against incitement, after he was found guilty of having offended homosexuals in a sermon.
Soren Andersson, the president of the Swedish federation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights (RFSL), said on hearing the sentence that religious freedom could never be used as a reason to offend people. "Therefore," he told journalists, "I cannot regard the sentence as an act of interference with freedom of religion."
During a sermon in 2003, Green described homosexuality as "abnormal, a horrible cancerous tumour in the body of society".
Welcome to the new communism ... Homosexuality is a religion even more dangerous than Islam.
Pastor Green can borrow my tag line.
Coming soon to America....
This is basically a way of saying that there is no religious freedom in Sweden. Any religious beliefs are bound to offend somebody who doesn't believe them. The gay activists truly are thought police fascists!
The Thought Police are in Sweden. How long before they arrive on our shores?
Chances are I will be long dead before it happens, if ever.
This will happen here if we let it.
So we lost World War II after all, eh?
They are already here. Too bad we can't get the Muzzies to provide a solution to the Homosexual Question instead of the Jewish one. Since Jewish people aren't a problem, but homosexuals are.
if we had lost WWII there would be no homosexuals in Europe at all. A fact the eurorats should remember sometime. Especially the gay ones.
No, the "pink" gays would be gone, it was the "leather" gays that were putting them to sleep.
All animals practice toleration but some animals are more tolerant than others.
Ake Green should have said, your honor, if homosexuality were normal, none of us would be here.
All of this and we somehow can't call the horrendus Carr murders in Wichita a hate crime. What a load of poop.
"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Europe is no better than the Arab world when it comes to individual rights.
They're a mass of contradictions, to be sure. A heterosexual can't so much as speak a word against them, but when it comes to torturing, humiliating and killing each other, that's all just part of the fun.
It seems that Pastor Green is living your tagline. As are we all in this day and age.
He's right on target.
Unfortunately, you can't say that in Sweden and give us a few years under leftist domination in this country, and we'll be tossing people who express true opinions into dungeons with greater frequency.
The suicide rate in Sweden is the highest in Europe and one can't help but wonder if the large gaggle of homosexuals are the ones offing themselves.
"During a sermon in 2003, Green described homosexuality as "abnormal, a horrible cancerous tumour in the body of society".
He sounds like he is saying to eradicate homosexuality, not the homosexual. BIIIIIIG difference - so how could this possibly be a "hate" crime??? Stupid Swedish!
It's already going on in Canada too. A pastor there was fined for taking out an ad in the local paper that quoted scripture saying homosexuality was an abomination before God. A printer there was fined for refusing to do a printing job for a gay/lesbian group. They took him to court for declining to do the job and the court awarded them damages. Welcome to the gulag.
Good news for Pastor Green:
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
A "Slouching toward Gomorah" ping!
I believe they're already here. I think Ted Kennedy's "hate crimes" legislation is because Barney Fag's got something on him. LOL I have to say it while I still can. :-)
Huh? How on earth is that inciteful? (The charge they nailed him on.)Upon hearing these words did the parishioners leap up and an swarm into the streets,complete with torches and dogs, hunting down the poor, cowering homosexuals? If this was not the case -- if nobody did anything after he spoke those words -- then how was this poor fellowed found guilty of incitement? Why does the story not quote the minister's side of the story?
And, as an interesting aside, just who turned him in? You know the old saying: "He who waits can have anything he wants." The fact that the accuser just happened to be there during that particular sermon smacks of a set up. 'Course I'll be the first to admit I don't know, but sure as shootin' his lawyer should have!
There's a new bible coming out of England I read a thread on the other day. It says that homosexuality is natural and normal, and that St. Paul didn't exactly condemn fornication. I expect that in places like Canada and Sweden that will be the only bible allowed, which will constitute a Government establishment of religion, but no one will care.
That's the dumbest thing I have ever heard. If Kerry, the Clintons and the like can't win the election; it's over for them. Too many countries are beginning to taste freedom now.
It's going to be nasty. They are probably going to try to steal the votes again.
I bet once the pastor gets out he goes right back to the pulprit and preaches the same message. At some these people will go too far even for liberals and socialists and the ship will eventually right itself. This is tyranny.
At least the good pastor didn't say anything about "the old muddy road", "heat seeking missiles" or "fudge factories".
So, now a pastor, preacher, imam, rabbi, priest or reverand cannot say anything IN HIS PLACE OF WORSHIP in Sweden that would offend anyone? Well, if sinners are a persecuted group, we'll all be offended!..........
Welcome to the New World Order....
The persecution of Christians for 'The Word's' sake
The man of lawlessness (aka Anti Christ) should be revealed pretty soon
For when good becomes evil and evil good....that's lawlessness
When the law of man is antithetical to the law of God ...that's lawlessness
And when lawlessness is codified -the impetus to do that -comes straight from the pit of hell
The time to be able to pick a side is drawing to a close
No, this ship will sink. Stern (double pun) first......
We're moving towards it but not there yet. Need a one world government first. How long do you give us?
Matthew 5 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Amen! Pastor Green's going to be rewarded big in the next life. It's going to be difficult on him for the remainder of this one though. In fact, it's going to be difficult on all of us. I think Christians are just beginning to see what persecution looks like, and we haven't seen anything yet. Btw, welcome to Free Republic. Nice nick! :-)
Joe, all of these things make me more and more fully convicted that my choice to Follow Christ was the only right and proper one. All that is needed is a successful demagogue, and Bin Ladin may be the walkin' dude himself. I only hope that God will give me the power to martyr myself with glory to Him when the appointed time comes.
Perhaps Bill Cosby better start looking over his shoulder for the Thought Police too! You read his comments in the news today? He at least has the guts to speak out on what is WRONG! I was impressed...
Except for those at the top of the Nazi party.
Beyond belief. Simply beyond belief.
That's all we need. Another "new world" translation.
I'm offended by all of the Civil Rights Act celebrations today assuming that I'm racist because I'm white, and that progressive liberals passed the Act (it was the minority party Republicans who got it through, over the objections of Al Gore Sr and Robert "Sheets" Byrd.) Can we have those events cancelled, too? And the Black Expos, too? I didn't think so. It only matters when when politically correct group are offended... so much for Equal Protection.