'Free to Believe? The Intensifying Intolerance Toward Christians in the West' documents 168 incidents of persecution or unfair discrimination against Christians across 16 countries between 2019 and 2023.
By continuing to hound Räsänen, the prosecutor is sending a message to Christians in Finland: 'You may have the right to speak about your beliefs in public, but we have the power to make you suffer for doing so.'
The Finnish Court of Appeal found it 'has no reason, on the basis of the evidence received at the main hearing, to assess the case in any respect differently from the District Court,' therefore upholding last year's acquittal.
Dr. Päivi Räsänen tells Jonathon Van Maren that she has ‘endured hours of police interrogation in addition to two criminal trials’ and that Finnish authorities seem to be making ‘an example of’ her to chill Christian speech.
On this week's episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon interviews Päivi Räsänen, a Finnish Member of Parliament who's been targeted for years by a pro-LGBT prosecutor over her outspoken Christian beliefs on homosexuality and marriage.