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Gay activist hired for communications job in Oslo diocese

April 24, 2017

The Diocese of Oslo, Norway, is under fire for hiring a communications official who has been involved with the gay-rights movement.

Petter Stocke-Nicolaisen, who has been active in the “Pride” movement, was hired as an editor for the diocesan communications department. Stocke-Nicolaisen is not a Catholic.

A spokesman for the diocese said that Stocke-Nicolaisen was not hired because of his beliefs but his technical competence. “We do not ask about people’s sexual orientation,” he said.


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 24, 2017 9:34 PM ET USA

    One ironically positive consequence of the prior Administration's persecution of the Church, had it continued, is that all Catholic organizations would have been required to hire only Catholic employees if they wanted to keep their doors open. "Technical competence" would not have been a valid excuse for hiring a non-Catholic.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Apr. 24, 2017 9:31 PM ET USA

    Another diocese going down hill and getting the feel good idea for the Church. Norway is no surprise. It has been going ultra liberal for awhile. Pray for them.