French Politician Fined for Using Word from Bible to Describe Homosexuality

Country: France

Date of incident: November 4, 2016

French politician and former housing minister Christine Boutin was convicted of hate speech on Wednesday by the Court of Appeals of Paris for having called homosexuality an “abomination” in an interview with the political magazine Charles in March 2014.

Boutin was ordered to pay a fine of 5,000 euros, as well as 2,000 euros each in damages to three gay associations, “Mousse,” “Le Refuge,” and “Inter-LGBT.” In two separate occurrences, Leviticus uses the word abomination, which is the same in French as in English, in chapter 18, verse 22: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”  Source: Life Site News