Pastor Green was condemned in Swedish court for citing biblical references at his church in Kalmar, Sweden - like Romans 1:24-27 - against sexual immorality. Prosecutors claim that Pastor Green's sermon was a "hate speech against homosexuals." A Swedish hate crimes law forbids criticism of homosexuality. Canada recently passed similar legislation.
The same kind of law has passed through the state assembly in California and sits on the governor's desk awaiting his signature. Americans United for Separation of Church and State: (AU) claims that it is illegal for your church and your church leaders to take a stand on issues that may be of concern in the elections. They threaten lawsuits and the loss of churches' tax-exempt status. All to keep church pastors and Christian leaders are silent on issues like same-sex marriage, abortion, and any issues of morality that might pertain to an election.