This is absolutely heartbreaking!!
After a sweet, 74-year-old Danish woman passed away recently, her lesbian partner of 20 years and deceased’s daughter Kirsten Østergaard took her to be buried at the local Christian church.
Sounds normal, right??
Well the church administration was NOT having it. Mama Østergaard was flatly denied a burial because she was gay!!!
Whaaat??? E tu, Europe??
Kristen was OUTRAGED, and rightly so. She discussed their interaction with the church official:
"I thought – can this really be possible that we have to be ashamed? I looked at my mother’s partner and she was silent. I was upset for her. What a terrible situation to put her in.”
The church official has since apologized but, really, isn’t the he supposed to be tolerant and loving of thy neighbor instead of forbidding her burial because of her sexual preferences?
Anti-gay Christians seem pretty hypocritical to us!!
Get it together, Denmark!
[Image via AP Images.]
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