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Lord, thank you for leaders like Representative Roy. Thank you for those with a platform that choose to use it to defend faith and freedom.

Texas Republican Chip Roy participated in IFA’s event at the March for Life. He is a proud defender of life and now he has stepped out to defend free speech.

From Fox News: Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy sent a letter of support to a high-profile Christian in Finland whose professions of religious belief have led to “hate speech” charges in the progressive country, Fox News Digital has learned.

Former Minister of the Interior Dr. Päivi Räsänen was charged with three counts of criminal behavior after talking about her religious views regarding sex and marriage on a radio talk show.

“I will defend my right to confess my faith, so that no one else would be deprived of their right to freedom of religion and speech,” Räsänen said of the charges. “The more Christians keep silent on controversial themes, the narrower the space for freedom of speech gets…”

Räsänen, a medical doctor and mother of five, questioned the Finnish Lutheran Church’s participation in an LGBT “Pride” event in 2019. Räsänen was interviewed by police repeatedly after her message to church leadership, and General Prosecutor Raija Toiviainen charged Räsänen with hate speech in April 2021.’

“Over the last three years, you have faced targeted legal harassment simply for confessing Christ and expressing your belief in the teachings of the Bible. Sadly, your public confession of the Gospel has culminated in criminal charges and a day in court,” Roy continued in his letter. “While many would have backed down under the pressure, you have carried yourselves with grace and love for your neighbors while directing people toward Christ…”

“As you prepare for final arguments, please know that we stand with you and will keep you in continuous prayer. If there is anything we can do to be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us,” Roy concluded the letter.

Read the entire letter at Rep. Roy’s website: roy.house.gov.

Share your praise for leaders like Rep.  Roy in the comments!

(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Russ Hyde
March 8, 2022

Lord, bless Rep. Roy for his stand for You. Give him and others the grace, and strength, and courage to make a stand for themselves and us. In Jesus, precious name, I pray, AMEN!!

Lon Fleming
March 6, 2022

Rep. Roy,
I thank you from the bottom of my hear for standing up for what is right and offering help and encouragement to this good Christian lady. Please let us know how we can support her efforts and defense. It it time for the United States to come out and defend our and other nations freedoms to worship and serve Christ!!!!

Dalia
March 2, 2022

Father in heaven I lift up those who stand for righteousness against the woke commnunity in this world that the enemy has blind many with lies.
Thank you, for favor and open door for those who chose to walk with you regarding of the consequences. God Bless Rep Roy and Dr. Pavi Rasane for doing what is pleasing unto God.

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Ann Schonberg
March 2, 2022

I thought Finland was a free country and the Finns could express themselves whatever opinion they had. Am I wrong??

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Linda Dymond
March 2, 2022

I thank the LORD for leaders like Rep Roy who reach out to people who are being persecuted for their faith. I’m grateful to him for the encouragement he gave to her.

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Mary Olson
March 2, 2022

Congressman Roy,
Thank you for your strong defense of the Christian faith. Far to few are speaking
up nowadays. Freedom of speech is critical if we are to be about our Father’s business on earth. I am praying for you to continue to use your platform to be a courageous defender of conservative values.
God bless you,
Mary Olson

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Anna Laurie Cooley
March 2, 2022

I thank God for you. I pray you continue to use your right to speak up against the evil in our world, and to promote what is right.

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Andra Haney
March 1, 2022

So happy Chip Roy is my Congressman! God bless you, Chip, and keep fighting the good fight.

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Dana
March 1, 2022

You go, Mr. Roy!! As a Believer in Christ and a fellow Texan, I am so thankful for your stance and offer of encouragement and support to our sister in Finland. Thank you and may our God Bless you!

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Elaine Penner
March 1, 2022

My sister sent me your email
I would like to receive it regularly from you
Thankyou

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    Ingrid F
    March 1, 2022

    Bless you Elaine, I have been reading and praying with this group since about mid pandemic this helps me focus on how to pray, be a blessing and turn my worries to our Almighty Father. Welcome

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Don and Linda Fisher
March 1, 2022

Rep. Roy:

Thank you for expressing support for the Finnish pastor who is receiving opposition for her stand on a Biblical view of human sexuality. I pray there won’t ever come a time when you and all Americans can’t express their beliefs.
God bless you,
Don and Linda Fisher

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Mark Micone
March 1, 2022

God bless this lady of faith in Jesus
For her efforts of love for family neighbors and country.
We will pray for her and those in similar problems with the government. Praying for a harvest like never before in the history of time. Also for the government officials as well. Amen

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Candace Lazzaro
March 1, 2022

You can be a sinner AND a christian at the same time. We have to remember that “all have sin and fall short of the Glory of God.” That said, Rep. Roy is in his right to express his concerns regarding “sinners”. We need to remember that we ALL sin and we ALL need God! We also need to remember to love our neighbor as ourselves — those we care for as well as those whose “lifestyles” may not fit your idea of a christian. I know several homosexuals who are Christians. I’ve know christians who have walked away from the church because they were called “a sinner”. We need to remember that the ONLY way to deal with sin is through the sacrifice of Jeus who went to the cross to die for us. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF! That includes the homosexual, the murder, the theif AND everyone of us. Even christians sin. We just have a Savior who loves enough to die for us.

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Kenneth Martin
March 1, 2022

To come against people who Honor Almighty God Most High is to stand against One’s Self. Word to the Wise Should be Sufficient!

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Marja R. Partanen
March 1, 2022

I am also praying for Paivi Rasanen and the Lutheran pastor who also is in troble for biblical teaching.
when we pray for Ukraine safest is to pray that the Lord’s will and plan for both her and Russia will prevail. things are not as the media reports.

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    Candace Lazzaro
    March 1, 2022

    You can be a sinner AND a christian at the same time. We have to remember that “all have sin and fall short of the Glory of God.” That said, Rep. Roy is in his right to express his concerns regarding “sinners”. We need to remember that we ALL sin and we ALL need God! We also need to remember to love our neighbor as ourselves — those we care for as well as those whose “lifestyles” may not fit your idea of a christian. I know several homosexuals who are Christians. I’ve know christians who have walked away from the church because they were called “a sinner”. We need to remember that the ONLY way to deal with sin is through the sacrifice of Jeus who went to the cross to die for us. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF! That includes the homosexual, the murder, the theif AND everyone of us. Even christians sin. We just have a Savior who loves enough to die for us.

Deborah Stark
March 1, 2022

I’M THANKFUL FOR YOUR LIFE AND PRAY THAT YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD THROUGOUT THE EARTH AND MANY WILL JOIN HEART TO HEART THAT A MIGHT EXPLOSION OF LOVE WILL PREVAIL THAT ALL MEN WILL PRAISE THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS.

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Christine R Berger
March 1, 2022

Thank you to Representstive Roy for his letter of support. Today our leaders both in the secular arean and in the pulpits are fearful of man. “The fear of man brings a snare, but those who trust in the LORD SHALL BE SAVED”.
Each and every believer stands at a crossroads. Will they stand for the Word of God or will they bend to the culture. God will not be mocked for His Truth stands forever. May the body of Christ boldly ask Holy Spirit to granat them boldness to stand for God’s Truth.

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Beth Batchelder
March 1, 2022

Thank you for your letter of support.

May God bless you as you stand strong for him.

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Marilyn Bosma
March 1, 2022

I praise God for men like you! May you sense the mighty power of the Holy Spirit in your daily life!

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Brian
March 1, 2022

Dear Lord, thank You for Chip Roy, and the spirit of conviction and boldness. I thank you that Chip has reached out to this lady in Finland who is simply speaking out for You and Your principles. We need more leaders like Chip, who are not afraid to put their faith out there, and encourage and lift up fellow believers in their time of need. I bind the spirit of Leviathan which is so prevalent in this world. I loose the fruit of Holy Spirit in our world, which so desperately is in need of revival. Thank you, Jesus.

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Linda McCormick
March 1, 2022

Thank God for people like Dr Rasanen . And Representatives like Roy !!! Praying for both !!!

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Jennifer Batchelor
March 1, 2022

Rep. Roy we thank God for you and the powerful work you are doing. We know that God is in charge! You and your service will continue to be in our prayers.

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Mary Capp
March 1, 2022

Thank God for people like Representative Roy, we need more people like him in our Government, He is willing to put his money where his mouth is, That show commitment to what he is saying.

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