Gay parents denied right to baptise children

Any priest who may have issues with baptizing a child with homosexual parents should reconsider their line of work, believes the Archbishop's Chaplain Michael Persson.

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