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29 November 2005

  • 29th November 2005

    Christian pastor who compared gays to paedophiles acquitted of homophobic hate crimes 11

    Mr Green told the court that homosexuality is “abnormal, just like paedophilia”

    12:00 AM — Sweden's highest court has acquitted a Pentecostal pastor of hate crimes after he compared homosexuality to paedophilia and bestiality.He was convicted in 2004 under Sweden's hate crimes law but today, the country's Supreme Court upheld an appeals court verdict that found that the comments made by Ake Green, 64, were protected by the country's commitment to freedom of speech and religion.

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