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Exodus from Finnish churches - BBC News (Video)

Exodus from Finnish churches - BBC News (Video) | Finland | Scoop.it
The Lutheran Church in Finland is losing around a thousand members a week, as people opt out of a church tax.

But it seems the exodus is not just about saving money. Finnish society is rapidly becoming more secular and questioning the moral teachings of the Church, especially about homosexuality.
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Anti-Gay Campaign Causes Church Resignations

Anti-Gay Campaign Causes Church Resignations | Finland | Scoop.it
Anti-Gay Campaign Causes Church Resignations:
The campaign against homosexuality included 'Anni's story', a video detailing one young women's story of how her faith helped her to stop being bisexual.
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A Christian campaign against homosexuality has caused a rise in the number of resignations from the Lutheran Church. Some 500 people resigned on Tuesday, compared to the usual average of 50 for this time of year, according to the online church-resignation service Eroakirkosta.fi.
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