Ajankohtainen kakkonen

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Ajankohtainen kakkonen is a Finnish current affairs television series broadcast in Finland on TV2 since 1969.

Notable episodes[edit]

A2 Teema: Homoilta[edit]

On October 12, 2010, the program had a special panel discussion episode, A2 Teema, with the title Homoilta (literally "Gay Night", loosely "On Gay People").[1] The 18 guests included opponents and proponents of a gender-neutral marriage law allowing gay marriages, including Christian Democrat MP Päivi Räsänen, Bishop of Diocese of Tampere Matti Repo, True Finns' MP Pentti Oinonen, Bible teacher Pasi Turunen (all four opponents), pastor Leena Huovinen (who has blessed lesbian couples), openly gay Green League MP Oras Tynkkynen, board member of SETA Manne Maalismaa and Mr Gay Finland Kenneth Liukkonen (all four proponents).[2] The following week saw an unprecedentedly high number of people leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church through the website eroakirkosta.fi.[3][4]

On March 16, 2011, Homoilta won the award for Finnish Journalistic Contribution of the Year, awarded by the media company Bonnier.[5]


  1. ^ Yleisradio (October 13, 2010). "YLE Gay Debate Increased Resignations from the Church" (in Finnish). Archived from the original on 16 October 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ Yleisradio. "atuubi  to the Point with Attitude (participants)" (in Finnish). Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ eroakirkosta.fi. "Statistical Data" (in Finnish). Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ eroakirkosta.fi. "Resignations Today" (in Finnish). Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Homoilta-ohjelma on vuoden journalistinen teko" (in Finnish). MTV3. March 16, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 

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