The Church of Norway has some serious problems. When pastors no longer have any say in who is qualified to be a baptismal sponsor, responsibility for the faith in which a child is baptized is thrown to the wind. But that is exactly what happened in Norway when a pastor refused to allow homosexual sponsors. Note also how moral concerns are off-limits. The refusal to allow pedophilia and homosexuality to be used in the same sentence is a wide-spread phenomenon here in the USA also.
Notice that the matter was taken to the police by one of the sponsors. Note also that the bishop worries that more people might leave the church because of the pastor’s actions.
Posted by pomeranus.