Gay parents denied right to baptise children
23 Nov 2004, 12:05
Published: 23 Nov 2004 12:05 GMT+01:00
According to DN on Monday, Persson has said that a priest should never rule out baptism of a child even if he or she disputes the status of the child’s parents.
"All children should be welcome in church," he said. "Baptism is a fundamental right. Anyone who is in legal care of a child should be able to have his or her baby blessed."
The issue has been highlighted recently by a TV4 documentary in which a woman rang up a number of churches in Halland posing as a lesbian mother who wanted to baptize her child. Apparently up to eight congregations rejected her wish to book an appointment.
Sources: Dagens Nyheter