Family Research Council

Amicus Brief for the Sweden Supreme Court case of Pastor Ake Green


FRC joined Alliance Defense Fund, Focus on the Family and two other Christian groups to file an amicus brief in a Swedish case in defense of a Pentecostal minister who preached a sermon on the biblical interpretation of the issue of homosexuality.

Pastor Ake Green read from the Bible at a Borgholm, Sweden church, and gave a scriptural view on homosexual practices. He was charged with a crime of "expressing contempt ... on account of ... one's sexual orientation."

Update: On November 29, 2005, Pastor Green was "acquitted" in a ruling by the Swedish Supreme Court. In its ruling, the Court relied upon the same considerations raised by FRC in its brief.