Belgian minister calls for religious TV ban after reading on female submission

2254Source: The Guardian

The future of Songs of Praise-style religious programmes on Belgian television has been thrown into doubt after a Catholic lay reader gave an on-screen Bible reading calling for women to be submissive to their husbands.

Sven Gatz, the minister for media in Flanders, called for a ban on religious services being shown by public broadcasters in response to the service aired on radio and the television station VRT.

The reading, made by a lay reader during a service at Sint-Servaasbasiliek in Grimbergen, from Ephesians 5:22-33 in the New Testament, said: “Women, be submissive to your husband as the husband to the Lord. For the man is the head of the woman as Christ is the head of the church. He gave his life to save her. In this way the woman must submit her husband to everything as the church is submissive to Christ.” The reader has not been named.

Read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.