Church of Sweden has announced that on Saturday it will be
joining this year's festivities for Stockholm Pride.
According to Agence France-Presse, representatives
from the church will march under the slogan "Love is
stronger than everything."
"For the first
time ever, the parade at the pride festival will have
a delegation from the [Church of Sweden]," church officials
announced on Thursday, adding that their intent
is to "break the mass' big silence" on LGBT rights.
"The [Church of
Sweden] is a church open to everyone," Uppsala priest
Ann-Katrin Bosbach explained to AFP.
will include about 30 people, including two deans from the
important Stockholm and Uppsala cathedrals.
The church has
announced its support of a "gender-neutral" marriage
law, set to go before the Swedish legislature in January
2008. According to AFP, if the proposal passes Sweden
will become the first nation to allow same-sex
marriage within a major national church. (The