Pastor in Germany Sentenced For Hate Speech

Country: Germany

Date of incident: November 25, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental



On November 25th, the Bremen District Court sentenced the protestant Pastor Olaf Latzel for hate speech. He had made several strongly derogatory statements about homosexuality based on his understanding of the Bible, for which he repeatedly apologised. The pastor has been sentenced to a fine of 8.100 Euro. According to the court, he had incited hatred against homosexuals and intersexuals. Olaf Latzel announced he will not accept the sentence. His lawyer demands an acquittal.

Source: hapd.media

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