from tonguetied.us A swedish pastor jailed for "agitating against minority groups" by preaching against homosexuality in a sermon has been cleared of the charges by that country's highest court, reports The Local. Åke Green, a pentecostal minister from the Baltic Sea island of Öland, spent a month in jail after condemning homosexuality in a sermon to his congregation. Critics said his words amounted to hate speech. The court disagreed. Gay rights groups immediately condemned the decision. “It is extremely serious when the church is turned into a free zone for agitation,” said Sören Andersson, chairman of gay rights group RFSL. “We are now going to face increased religious agitation from extreme right-wing Christian groups that use the church as a forum to spread their message of hatred.” **end** Hey Soren...c'mere. I wanna clue you in on something you obviously missed while you were busy watching that Will & Grace marathon. Ya see, churches have things that they do. One of them is called furthering the teachings of the Bible. We believe in that book, quite a bit. And one of the teachings in that book could be summarized thusly. When we as mortal men (and women, Lord let me be PC here) do things from our own free will, things we call choices, that run contraray to the will of God and His teachings, those things are called sins. You'll see the word mentioned frequently in the Bible. To put it in modern parlence for you, God ain't down with that. He's pretty consistently against it, in fact. For quite some time. Longer than there's been a Sweden in fact. Hence, your choice to be gay is seen as a sin. Because it is a sin. And a pastor is likely to mention stuff like that in a sermon. It's been known to happen. So just because your sissy ass doesn't like it, doesn't qualify it as that new-age buzzword, "hate speech". Capice? Good. Now go find a woman.