Saturday, April 28, 2012

Former Danish Church minister: "Islam is a direct enemy of Christianity"

As Jihad Watch reported recently: "Copenhagen: Four new mosques. 16 churches to be closed." Now priests and politicians are discussing what to do with those 16 closed-down churches. For many people, including the owner of the churches -- the Church Foundation -- it hurts to see how Christianity is getting smaller while most other religions, including the fastest growing religion in Denmark, Islam, are growing.

Translated from Danish by Nicolai Sennels, Jyllands-Posten April 25: "Can a closed down church be used as a mosque?":

Former Church Minister Birthe Rønn Hornbech (Liberal Conservative) also participated in the debate about the future of the closed-down churches. She completely rejects the possibility that the churches can be taken over by Muslims.

"I am against Christian churches being used by a religion that is a direct enemy of Christianity, which Islam is. Although not necessarily applicable to Danish Muslims, Islam is an enemy of Christianity," Rønn Hornbech wrote in an email yesterday to Berlingske News Agency.
The current church minister Manu Sareen (R) is more cautious in his wording on the future use of the churches. However, he asks for consideration:

"I do not have a specific opinion about what a church can or should be used for when it is shut down. But there are many emotions attached to the churches, and it seems to be the general view in the public that a church should not be used for anything that is in strong contradiction with what it was used for in the past," Sareen wrote in an email to Jyllands-Posten.

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