Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Finnish pastor on trial for believing women may not serve as pastors

"A pastor who refused to work with a female minister because of his biblical convictions has been charged with criminal discrimination by a Finnish court.

"Ari Norro will be on trial Nov. 16 for allegedly violating Finland's laws barring discrimination in the workplace or in public based on gender and other grounds, including sexual orientation, Christianity Today magazine reported.

"Norro is a member of the Lutheran Evangelical Association in Finland, a group within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland that believes the Bible does not allow women to serve as pastors."
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