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French Court Fines a Politician for Using a Word from the Bible to Describe Homosexuality

Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.

A French court fines a politician for using a word from the Bible to describe homosexuality.

Mat Staver: Well a French politician and former housing minister has been convicted of hate speech recently by a Court of Appeals in Paris for having called homosexuality an “abomination” in an interview with the high-brow political magazine Charles in March 2014.

This individual, Christine Boutin, was ordered to pay a fine of 5,000 euro (more than $5,500 USD), as well as 2,000 euro each in damages to three gay associations, “Mousse,” “Le Refuge,” and “Inter-LGBT.”

Those are the three different entities that she has to pay. Two thousand euros to each one of the three. So that’s 6,000 euros plus the 5,000 euro fine. So she’s paying over $10,000 US here for this statement and she was actually referencing chapter 18 of the book of Leviticus, verse 22. Which says:

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.

That’s what she was referencing and for that she’s now having to pay over $10,000 US in fines and penalties…



 

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