Päivi Räsänen is facing new police investigations for citing Bible verses on social media to object to the Lutheran church's participation in an LGBT pride event
So, I'm not religious (much), but this is still weird, to me. Like, I agree that hate-speech should be limited and/or banned. ...but if being for/opposed to certain things based on religious belief... hmm... can you express it???
I personally think it's unproductive to attempt to treat all public expressions of commonly held1 religious beliefs as hatespeech, even if they are loathsome and hateful, so long as those expressions are not calls to violence. But when someone is a public official that does changes things quite a bit IMO, because as such they are expected to be acting in the public interest, and regardless of circumstances, discriminatory actions against others should still not be legally permissible even if motivated by religious beliefs. However, it doesn't actually appear that any discrimination took place here, since all that she did was express her views... and terrible though they were I don't think that counts.
1 The reason I specifically said "commonly held" is because I don't think someone should be able to use religious beliefs as a shield to legalize their attempts to incite others to violence.